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Direct Support Person Lead

Location:Rock Island, IL
Benefits:40 hours/week
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Our Moline developmental training location
is seeking someone with experience with those with developmental and intellectual disabilities to work as a Program Lead. At least one year of experience with this population or 6 months experience and 30 semester hours of college coursework is required.

Someone in this position assists individuals with daily living skills: i.e. dressing, toileting, self-care, and vocational training. They need to have good communication skills, be a team player, patient, flexible and able to work in a fast paced setting.

Duties:1. Actively support and further the Mission of The Arc

2. Ensure and provide supervision, personal care, training, active treatment as outlined in individuals habilitation plan (IHP) and ensure safety and well-being of designated individuals at all times.

3. Provide programmatic input and preparatory information for individual staffings, including progress reports, assessments, baseline data, individual interests or preferences and recommendations.

4. Maintain documentation in compliance with agency and regulatory standards, individual data sheets, incident reports, etc. Assist in maintaining individual records.

5. Maintain a safe, clean work environment including use of good body mechanics, universal precautions, and personal protective equipment as necessary.

6. Maintain agency property/equipment. Request supplies and repairs as necessary.

7. Ensure self-advocacy training for individuals and ensure informed choices are being offered.

8. Participate in staff training, conferences, and other meetings as required. Provide ongoing on-the-job training of staff.

9. Drive agency or personal vehicle for outings, errands, and other required events per agency policy & procedure.

10. Act as a positive role model to individuals and other staff. Communicate effectively with guardians, the community, family members, staff, and others. Represent the agency in a positive manner.

11. Coordinate efforts of other staff; determine assignments and monitor documentation. Provide assistance to other staff as needed. Assume responsibility of operation of designated program area in absence of supervisor.

12. Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.


1. Maintain specialized documentation in compliance with regulatory and job standards (e.g. client payroll, job records, etc.)

2. Coordinate production activities (including job set up and scheduling). Ensure quality standards, supervision of individualís work and production deadlines.

3. Actively promote new opportunities for individuals to participate in community life according to each individualís interests, preferences and needs.

4. Coordinate production assignments for individuals.

5. Assist in specific job training with individuals.

6. Make deliveries to contracted businesses when requested. Ensure paper, can and other pick-ups are scheduled and run.

7. Ensure client payroll is completed daily.

8. Act as agency representative payee to oversee payment of food, clothing and shelter bills for assigned individuals who have Arc as their designated payee. (Community Lead)

9. Coordinate medical and activity calendar. (Community Lead)

10. Responsible for medication pass scheduling in absence of Supervisor. (Community Lead)

11. Responsible for day to day safety and well being of caseload (budgeting, shopping, appointments, deep cleaning, activities, etc.) (Community Lead)

Qualifications:Education: High School diploma, GED or equivalent required. College coursework preferred (not required). Demonstrated ability to read at an 8th grade reading level.

Driving: Valid driverís license in good standing and vehicle with appropriate auto insurance required. Must be approved by Agencyís Auto insurance carrier for driving agency vehicles.

Strength: Ability to lift minimum of 50 lbs. Ability to assist in the lifting and transferring of individuals weighing more than 100 lbs.

Flexibility: Ability to kneel on the floor, bend at the waist and knees, go from standing to the floor while assisting an individual who may be falling, or get into any position that may be required to provide individual related care.

Standing: Ability to stand/work on feet for 90% or more of the scheduled shift.

Sitting: Ability to sit periodically throughout the shift to complete required documentation; Sitting may be required for less than 5% of the scheduled shift.

Experience: One year related work experience or 6 months related work experience and 30 semester hours of college credit required.

Technology: Knowledge of Microsoft applications preferred (not required). Ability and willingness to learn computer applications as they may become required for documentation.

Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and to interact professionally. Ability to perform written documentation clearly, accurately and completely.

Certifications: Direct Service Provider certification preferred or the ability to obtain within 120 days of employment.


Certifications: Demonstrated ability to pass TABE test in order to be trained in medication administration. (Community Trainer)

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