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Contract /One on One/ Direct Support Professional
Title:Contract /One on One/ Direct Support Professional
Notes:Contract/ One on One
Starting Pay:$14.52
Location:Garland, TX
2nd Location:N/A
Work Schedule:Sat & Sun 8am to 8 pm

Are you looking for a job that makes a difference?  Do you have a passion for helping others?  We may be the right organization for you:  VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA TEXAS.
For 100 years VOA Texas, a faith-based and non-profit organization, has operated with a mission of “Helping America’s Most Vulnerable Reach Their Full Potential” through various programs throughout Texas.  Programs are locally created, managed and delivered to provide a wide array of human services.  YOU can be part of the passion, mission and tradition!

This is a Contract position. 

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL One on One for 59 year old female.
Garland, TX

This Direct Support Professional is available in our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities program of VOATX that coordinates residential support homes and life enrichment center facilities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This position is responsible for assisting individual consumers in acquiring and maintaining self-help, socialization, and the adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings; while promoting a safe and healthy living environment.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Provides for the complete care of individual consumers, which includes direct supervision of activities of daily living (grooming, eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, and personal hygiene).
  • Looking for someone to provide care for  59 year old female with intellectual/developmental disability that lives in Garland, TX
  • Prepares meals and provides assistance with meal planning and preparation as indicated by individual need.
  • Provides assistance with ambulation and mobility.
  • Provides housekeeping or assistance with housekeeping as indicated by individual need.
  • Makes written reports of significant incidents occurring during shift.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, OR be able to pass a competency exam.
  • Prefer six months experience or training with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • A reasonable combination of the following is required: knowledge of behavioral patterns and problems of individuals with developmental disabilities.  Knowledge of basic homemaking skills; availability of community resources; identification of consumer training needs; development and implementation of training plans; and documentation of care and training; and physical ability to assist or respond to consumer needs in their personal environment.
  • Tolerance, patience, consistency, flexibility and creativity in dealing with individual consumers and families are strongly preferred and very important to success.
  • Must have valid Texas Driver License (Must be received within 30 days of employment) and ability to be meet company insurance requirements (with satisfactory MVR record); valid Vehicle Liability if driving personal vehicle.

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