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Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) is currently seeking qualified Associate Direct Support Professionals in our employment services division. JCDS serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and provides both day and residential services. We focus on individuals’ abilities, provide choice driven supports, and advocate alongside people to live and work in our community. We aspire to build a community that promotes, supports, and embraces people of all abilities. Associate Direct Support Professionals are responsible for performing basic activities related to the health, safety, and welfare of individuals receiving services in conjunction with Direct Support Professionals and Senior Direct Support Professionals. The first review of applications will begin on August 16, 2018, at 4:00pm. Responsibilities include:
Provides, assists with, or coaches individuals on personal care needs; provides crisis interventions, including physical intervention and restraint to ensure the safety of individuals; monitors and/or administers medication as prescribed; monitors and documents mental and physical condition of individuals.
Teaches, coaches and provides guidance and support on various skills to enable productive lives of individuals receiving services; assists individual and family members to implement plans to regain ability to make independent choices and promote coping skills; develops and maintains a positive and effective relationship with service recipients, families, and other service providers.
Participates in meetings related to care; completes documentation for direct services provided, to ensure timely and accurate completion.
Transports individuals receiving services to appointments, activities, and/or work.
High school diploma or equivalent is required. A valid drivers license and good driving record are also required.
One year of experience working in a human services field is preferred.
This position requires performance of various physical components at defined standards for the safety of employees and individuals served.
Experience can substitute for education.
Candidate must be able to successfully complete criminal and motor vehicle backgrounds screenings, which includes KDADS required screenings and registry checks, and a post-offer physical Essential Functions exam and TB test.