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Direct Support Professional

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for providing direct care to intellectually and/or developmentally disabled individuals by providing daily assistance in basic life skills such as bathing, feeding, toileting, etc. DSPs assist residents in improving their overall quality of life by encouraging resident participation in daily living skills, as well as social/recreational activities.

The ASC Fort Lauderdale ICF has the following shifts available:

  • 1st shift (6:00 am to 2:30 pm)

  • 2nd shift (2:00 pm to 10:30 pm)

  • 3rd Shift (10:00 pm - 6:30 am)

The ASC Pembroke Pines ICF has the following shifts available:

  • 1st shift (7:00 am to 3:30 pm)

  • 2nd shift (3:00 pm to 11:30 pm)

  • 3rd Shift (11:00 pm - 7:30 am)

*five (5) of seven (7) days each week including weekends, on a rotating days-off schedule. Additional positions are available part-time or on-call.

 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in ensuring that the house is maintained in compliance with expected standards for the safety and welfare of the residents.

  • Minimizes employee and resident accidents/injuries and unnecessary expenditures by reporting unsatisfactory conditions of bathrooms, sinks, tubs, showers, floors, positioning equipment, beds, etc., and promptly reports safety and/or health hazards to management.

  • Monitors physical condition for signs of illness or dysfunction that may need nursing intervention and promptly reports resident accidents, illness, and/or other medical concerns to the nurse immediately.

  • Documents observations of individual behavior, specific as to what individual did and events which influenced individual response, when appropriate.

  • Accompanies individuals on field trips, excursions, community integration, and recreational activities and to ADT, medical appointments, shopping, church, etc. Transports individuals using an ASC van as assigned.

 

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED certification

  • At least one year of verifiable experience as a home health aide, caregiver, nursing assistant or other care professional; experience working with challenging behaviors, is preferred

  • May be required to have a Florida driver’s license and a good driving record.

  • Able to lift 50 lbs. in a safe and appropriate manner utilizing standard orientation techniques.

  • Effective problem-solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when handling sensitive data.

  • Must pass a Background, Drug screening, Physical and PPD

Salary: starting at $15.00/hr

RESIDENTIAL TRAINING COORDINATOR

The Residential Training Coordinator (RTC) is responsible for providing direct care to intellectually and/or developmentally disabled individuals by providing daily assistance in basic life skills such as bathing, cooking, feeding, toileting, medication administration, etc.

Our Fort Lauderdale Group Homes have the following shifts available:

  • 1st shift (6:00 am to 2:30 pm)

  • 2nd shift (2:00 pm to 10:30 pm)

  • 3rd Shift (10:00 pm - 6:30 am)

*five (5) of seven (7) days each week including weekends, on a rotating days-off schedule. Additional positions are available part-time or on-call.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in ensuring that the house is maintained in compliance with expected standards for the safety and welfare of the residents.

  • Perform housekeeping tasks, as necessary and/or assigned.

  • Feeds, bathes, provides grooming to residents - promotes self-care, encouraging residents to do as much for themselves as possible, promoting more independence during routines of daily living.

  • Prepares and cooks meals for household residents (breakfast, lunch, & dinner).

  • Administers medication and treatments per doctor’s orders; Plans and/or prepares meals per menu assigned, or assists an individual in planning/cooking as appropriate.

  • Follows mealtime and physical management plans; Reports concerns to supervisor.

  • Helps develop activities and situations within the Group Home which encourages interaction among residents. Physical intervention may be required if residents need assistance.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED certification.

  • At least one year of verifiable experience as a home health aide, caregiver, nursing assistant, or other care professional; experience working with challenging behaviors, preferred.

  • May be required to have a Florida driver’s license and a good driving record.

  • Effective problem-solving, reasoning, and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when handling sensitive data.

  • Able to lift 50 lbs. in a safe and appropriate manner utilizing standard orientation techniques.

  • Must pass a Background, Drug screening, Physical, and PPD.

​​Salary: starting at $ 15.00/hr.