HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Direct Support Profession III in BRENHAM, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionStarting salary of $ 2408.59Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. Our vision is to help make this a world where people lead meaningful, independent lives. If you are looking for a place to work where you can kick-start a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you. The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.Direct Support Professional III serves as Unit Charge is appointed by and responsible to the DSP Supervisor, subject to the approval of the Unit Director. The Charge is responsible to ensure that care, treatment, training, and support activities are completed in the assigned home, including supervising and monitoring the activities of other direct support staff. The charge may delegate portions of these responsibilities and sufficient authority for fulfillment, but may not relinquish overall responsibility for results. In the absence of the Charge, the Assistant/Acting Charge will assume the job responsibilities. The Charge may be asked to assume the duties of the Direct Support Professional Supervisor in his/her absence. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.This position is required to drive a state-owned vehicle.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Ensures active and efficient care, training, and support for individuals s in home living environmentEnsures the practice of appropriate Gentle Teaching techniques in all training and care activities in living and training environments. Ensure that the home is maintained and is a safe and sanitary living environment for individuals Ensure efficient operation of the home through direct supervision of assigned staff and maintenance of daily documentation requirements Serves as an active member of the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary treatment team for unit/facility Participates in the development of individuals' treatment plans Performs duties of the Management Supervisor when that staff member is absent.Assists in transporting of individuals going on scheduled activities and in emergency situations, as needed.Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand#146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsMust possess valid Texas driverand#146;s license or obtain it no later than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state driverand#146;s license must provide an original certified driving record from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.Knowledge Skills AbilitiesAbility to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner. Ability to make decisions and uses good judgment when dealing with critical incidents. Ability to react quickly and calmly in an emergency. A https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=474387 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.