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State of Utah - Jobs Direct Support Professional in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Would you like to achieve success and fulfillment while helping intellectually disabled individuals reach their highest level of independence? Join our team of dedicated Direct Support Professionalsat the Utah State Developmental Center providing compassionate care to the individuals that reside at our facility. We offer full time employment at40 hours per week.Principal DutiesAs a Direct Support Professional you will have a working knowledge of the following duties:Implementing and evaluating active treatment programs for the individuals.Preparing and serving meals while following dietary guidelines.Performing direct care services to include bathing,showering,dressing,toileting or changing incontinent briefs (diapering),and oral hygiene.Participating in and monitoring the pushing of wheelchairs across campus getting the individuals to their prescribed activities and jobs.Supervising and participating in activities with the individuals.Understanding the developmental needs of others.Coaching,mentoring,or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge,skills and abilities.Observing,reporting and documenting the behavior of the individuals.The Ideal CandidateAn ideal candidate for this positionwill be able to:Follow prescribed schedules and treatment plansShow compassion,reliability and provide excellent careDisplayexcellent communication skills and positive attitudeProperly manage aggressive,self-abusive,and non-compliant individuals and be able to implement and follow prescribed behavioral programsHave the ability to lift up to 50 pounds,use mechanical lifts where required and transfer individuals correctly; etc.Why You Should Join Our TeamThe selected candidate will be part of a team promoting independent life skills for the intellectually disabled individuals in our care. In return,you will be given opportunities for advancement and an excellent benefit package. Apositive work-life balance is promoted through paid time off allowing you to spend more time with your family.CNA hours can be certified by theUSDCDirector of Nursing to maintain your certification if assigned working with medically fragile individuals.The Agency The Direct Support Professional will help support the mission of the Utah State Developmental Center which is to serve as a statewide resource center for people with disabilities while promoting opportunity through choice and outcome based support. Click on the following link for more information: