HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Direct Support Professional IV - Cottages in BRENHAM, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionDirect Support Professional IV Come 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 establish 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. The Direct Support Professional (DSP) IV serves as home supervisor appointed by and responsible to the Unit Director. The home supervisor 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 home supervisor performs administrative and programming duties that include supervising and evaluating direct care staff within the unit. The home supervisor may delegate portions of these responsibilities and sufficient authority for fulfillment but may not relinquish overall responsibility for results. The home supervisor is also responsible for quality active treatment and operation of the unit. The home supervisor may be asked to assume the duties of the Unit Director 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. Arranges work schedules to ensure adequate coverage and staff/individual ratios Monitors/documents individual participation/progression for effective communication with other staff Ensure efficient delivery of care, training, and support activities on the unit through supervision of activities and work behaviors or assigned employees Attends meetings, serves on committee, and performs other specific tasks when directed by the Unit Director, Administrative Assistant, Director of Home Life, ADoP, or facility Director. Ensures programming and care of all assigned individuals through periodic planning sessions with administrative and professional staff Ensure that the home is maintained s a safe and sanitary living environment for individuals Plans, assigns and supervises work of others Provides assistance 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 communic https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=475484 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.