Direct Support / Behavioral Health Professional (DSP)

Miracles Outreach Community Development Center - Tampa Bay, FL

Full-time
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The residential facility is comprised of youth ranging from 12-17 years and operates on a 24-hour basis. (Locations: Tampa , Clearwater, Thonotasassa )

The residents are foster care children governed by the State of Florida.

STAFF REPORTS TO: Program Operations Manager

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS : NONE

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DIRECT CARE STAFF:

  • Care and close supervision of residents of the facility at home and when on outings/activities.
  • Ensure the safety of each resident by providing close supervision, intervention, and support when necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:

Candidate must have a minimum of 2 years of verifiable and documented intermediate level of experience in taking care of or working with children.

Experience in Behavioral Health is a plus.

Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation,

Must be willing to travel to various sites in the Tampa Bay and Clearwater Area

Must pass local and federal background checks

Must pass a drug test

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Accurately document daily progress notes on each resident. The progress notes will encompass the daily activities and behaviors of each resident.
  • Assist the residents with school related activities, basic life skills, cooking, transporting residents to any medical appointments and community activities in program vehicle and monitor interactions between residents.
  • Schedule, monitor and supervise daily household chores.
  • Schedule chores and duties to be completed by residents on a rotational basis
  • Oversee daily upkeep and care of residential home, furnishings and vehicle.
  • Report directly to program manager in the event of any major incidents.

PRINCIPLE WORKING RELATIONSHIPS : Learning and sharing responsibilities of taking care of foster children.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

A commitment to put the children first

Experience working with at-risk youth, age ranging from 12-17 years old

Ability to work with children from all backgrounds and cultures

Good decision making and critical thinking skills

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

Ability to accurately follow instructions, policies, and procedures

Ability to demonstrate qualities of a “Team Worker/Team Player”

Ability to actively participate in client recreational activities ( sports, gym, skating, etc.)

  • Continually required to stand
  • Continually required to walk
  • Occasionally required to sit
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Continually required to talk or hear (actively engaged with clients)
  • Continually utilize visual acuity to operate equipment or vehicle, read information, and/or use a keyboard
  • Occasionally required to lift/push/carry items less than 25 pounds
  • Occasionally have exposure to outside weather conditions (participate in outside activities with clients).
  • Occasionally have exposure to extreme heat or cold (non-weather)
  • Occasionally have exposure to blood borne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials (administer first aid)

Qualifications and Skills

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

Have high school diploma or equivalent GED

Some College Preferred

Bi-lingual a plus

Experience in computer use ex. Micro Soft Office , Database Management (to be demonstrated in presence of interviewer)

Experience in behavior management

Experience working with a diverse population of at risk teen girls

CRITICAL REQUIREMENTS - RATING FACTORS:

Trustworthy, Complete adherence to confidentiality policies

Dependable, flexible, punctual when reporting for duty

Capable of working independently with minimal supervision

Capable of following oral and written instructions

Benefits

Flexible Schedule

Dental or Vision

Disability

401K

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.00 /hour

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $10.00 to $10.50 /hour

Experience:

  • dsp: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Location:

  • Tampa Bay, FL (Preferred)

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Shifts:

  • Graveyard (Preferred)
  • Evening (Preferred)

Required travel:

  • 25% (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations