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DSP Personal Care Alternative Home (Grand Junction)

compensation: Hiring Range $15.00 to $16.35 per hour DOQ
employment type: full-time

Please complete the online application by clicking this link https://arielcpa.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/0b61bcd2-30ef-a740-082a-29c7ba02fe76/apply?source=1835172-CS-17603 or at www.arielcpa.org. You may also attach a Resume and/or Cover Letter, but will only be considered if the entire application is completed.
Direct Support Provider Personal Care Alternative Homes

Position Title: DSP Personal Care Alternative (PCA) Home DSP

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Full Time

Required Travel: Minimal

Salary: New Hiring Range $15.00 to $16.35 per hour DOQ

Shifts: Varies, must be available for night and weekend shifts

Covid 19 Notice: We are asking all applicants if they are vaccinated. If you are vaccinated proof of the vaccine will need to be given if you are offered a position with Ariel. If you are not vaccinated, you may be asked what your intentions are regarding getting the vaccine. Currently our governing bodies are making decisions about mandatory vaccine for direct care staff and the vaccine for Covid 19 could be a requirement for the job.
We are currently masking when with the people that we serve, with other employees and when in public areas.

Ariel Clinical Services mission is “To provide safe, nurturing and supportive environments for our clients so that they may have the opportunities to develop their strengths, maximize their potentials and fully participate in society.” Through our Foster Care, Adoption and Adult Services programs we work to maintain our vision of “Turning challenges into opportunities one life at a time.”

Position Summary
This position is responsible for providing person centered services and supports for intellectual and developmentally disabled adults. The primary responsibility will be to provide direct supervision to the clients in activities and assist the clients in building the skills necessary to live as independently as possible in their community.

1. No Cost Health and Dental for Employee
2. Low-cost Vision and Life Insurance
3. Lifestyle Spending Account
4. FSA and HSA plans
6. Legal Shield
7. Retirement 403B
8. Generous PTO time package
9. Sick Time
10. Paid Holidays
11. EAP
12. Wellness Program

Essential Duties:
• Teach clients self-help, social, interpersonal and daily living skills, according to their treatment plans.
• Safely provide transportation per Ariel’s Transportation Policy.
• Responsible for supports and assistance with personal care as needed.
• Review and become familiar with client specific protocols, services and supports, and individual support plans. Gather supplies, equipment, medications, and materials for engaging in person-centered services and supports in a meaningful way.
• Complete required documentation daily.
• Manage challenging behaviors through established training.
• Communicate effectively and efficiently with other team members, leads, supervisors, manager, and other agency administration as needed.
• Actively participate in supervision, training, community, team and service plan meetings, as directed.
• Follow all safety procedures and agency policies.
• Maintain professional boundaries while establishing a trustworthy and beneficial relationship.
• Represent the agency in a positive and professional manner.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Skilled in maintaining a high level of confidentiality in all areas related to working at Ariel.
2. Ability to demonstrate regular attendance and work outside of traditional office hours and settings including nights, weekends and holidays as necessary to meet the needs of the agency and individuals served.
3. The ability to demonstrate consistent and reliable attendance as scheduled and requested.
4. Possess the skills to organize and implement planned and structured activities for individuals served to enhance skills and promote personal growth.
5. Ability to teach job related skills.
6. Ability to provide excellent customer service and meet professional standards of work performed.
7. Knowledge of rules and regulations related to the program.
8. The ability to read, speak and write in English.
9. The ability to effectively communicate verbally, electronically, and in written format in both individual and group settings.
10. Ability to be flexible, and able to change direction rapidly, with a positive and respectful attitude.
11. Ability to provide excellent customer service and meet professional standards of work performed.
12. Knowledge of basic computer functions and technology.
13. Knowledge of the type of work Ariel provides.
14. Skilled in critical thinking and use of sound judgment to arrive at a positive outcome.
15. Ability to provide reliable, insured transportation for self and others through the community served as needed.
16. Ability to demonstrate consistent and reliable attendance as scheduled and requested.

Physical Requirements

1. This position requires that the incumbent be capable of bending, sitting, stretching, and/or reaching regularly for periods up to 2 hours without a break.
2. This position requires that the incumbent have adequate hand and finger dexterity to properly perform the functions of the position.
3. This position requires lifting regularly up to 25 pounds, pulling or pushing persons in wheelchairs; transferring persons weighing more than 50 pounds to and from wheelchairs must be performed with another staff member.
4. At times, physical interventions may be required.
5. This position requires the ability to see, smell, and distinguish temperature, at a level which is adequate to ensure client and staff health and safety. Adaptive devices are acceptable.
6. This position will require daily driving of up to 1 hour per day and occasionally more as needed.

Education Requirements
• High School graduation or equivalent, minimum age 18.
• 2 years’ experience in a related field, i.e., working with the Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled population, or the mental health field.
Bilingual in Spanish or ASL

Certifications and Licenses

• Valid Colorado Driver’s License with an acceptable driving record.
• CPR, 1st Aid – client contact is limited before prior to certification.
• Safety Care within 60 days of hire; client contact is limited until this training is completed.
• Van Drivers Training – before driving an Ariel owned vehicle.
• QMAP – within 60 days of hire, may not provide medication to clients without this certification.
• Informed Supervision training
• Client specific training

Background Checks
All applicants are subject to the background investigations listed below.

1. Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)
2. Colorado Adult Protective Services (CAPS)
3. CBI Sex Offender Background Check
4. National Sex Offender Background Check
5. Office of Inspector General (OIG)
6. Reference check
7. Driver’s License Record
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