BrightSpring Health Services

Apprentice -DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (LEAD)

Job Locations US-FL-SAFETY HARBOR
ID
2022-80374
Line of Business
ResCare Community Living
Position Type
Full-Time

Our Company

ResCare Community Living

Overview

Are you driven to serve and help others in your community? Caregivers and Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are the heart of our company with their compassion, dependability, and care. If you want to make an impact by helping people live their best life, read more below and apply today!

Responsibilities

Job Description

  • Monitor the health status of an individual with disabilities or illness, and address their health-related needs, such as changing bandages, dressing wounds, or administering medication.
  • Work is performed under the direction of offsite or intermittent onsite licensed nursing staff.
  • Provide assistance with routine healthcare tasks or activities of daily living, such as feeding, bathing, toileting, or ambulation.
  • May also help with tasks such as preparing meals, doing light housekeeping, and doing laundry depending on the patient's abilities.
  • Upon completion of the program, the apprentice will be prepared to move into a Direct Support Professional Lead or Supervisory role and will be able to serve as a Journey Worker.

Description of Work Process

  • Prepare and maintain records and case files, including documentation, such as clients' personal and eligibility information, services provided, narratives of client contacts, or relevant correspondence.
  • Confer with clients to discuss their options and goals so that plans for accessing needed services can be developed, encouraging self-help activities.
  • Ensure client safety and safe environment.
  • Performing house management functions such light housekeeping, laundry, bed making and cleaning.
  • Planning meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding, and cleaning up.
  • Transporting/accompanying clients to appointments, running errands with or for clients.
  • Reminding or assisting with self-administration of medication.
  • Assisting with daily living skills such as toileting, bathing, and dressing.
  • Reporting change in client’s conditions to supervisor.
  • Ability to mentor and supervise Direct Support Professionals.
  • Supervisory responsibilities included

Qualifications

Indiana DSP Lead Apprenticeship Criteria for initial enrollment:
• Must complete an application for the program
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must have a HS Diploma/GED
• Must be employed FT or PT (PRN is not eligible)
• Must be employed for 90 days or more (application can be completed prior to 90 days of employment, but applicant will not be enrolled in the program until after 90 days of employment)
• Cannot be on a Final Written Warning
• Job Performance – a review of job performance, including but not limited to prior Corrective Actions, will be conducted should we have more applicants than available spots.

Indiana DSP Lead Apprenticeship Criteria for continued enrollment:
• Must continue to meet all the initial enrollment criteria
• Must not be placed on a Final Written Warning during the duration of the program
• Must not have any more than 3 unexcused absences in the current review month (verified by Supervisor monthly)
• Must stay current on all the training required for the program

About our Line of Business

ResCare Community Living has four decades of experience in the disability services field, providing support to individuals who need assistance with daily living due to an intellectual, developmental or cognitive disability. Our community living services are provided in 27 states with several thousand programs and a comprehensive range of high-quality services, including: Community Living, Adult Host Homes for adults regardless of disability, Behavioral/Mental Health Support, In-home Pharmacy Solutions, Telecare and Remote Support, Supported Employment and Training Programs, and Day programs. For more information, please visit www.rescarecommunityliving.com. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
 

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