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Direct Support Professional- ICF/ID Group Homes

Imagine the Possibilites, Inc., Guttenberg, IA Garnavillo, IA

We value our Direct Support Professionals and we are looking for people that want to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of the individuals we serve.
-Do you want to be apart of something worthwhile?
-Do you like to have fun?
-Are you able to roll with the punches?
-Do you want more then just a Job?
If you answered yes to any of the above we want to show you what we have to offer! We are excited to meet people that share our values of a higher quality of assistance to the people we serve. Are you ready to be part of something amazing?
We are currently offering a $500 dollar sign on bonus. We offer a competitive benefit package and a generous PTO bank. Apply below. If you would like to know more please visit www.imagineia.org and browse full job descriptions and apply!

  • Report issues of concern to the Supervisor. Offer ideas and suggestions for resolution of concerns. Use appropriate methods and channels of communication.
  • Provide input to the ICF/ID Director or QIDP for the development of individual goals and objectives.
  • Follow individual program plans and implement programs as written.
    • Teach individuals rather than doing for them.
    • Use behavior strategies to support individuals with challenging behaviors. Implement behavior programs and follow as written.
    • Complete Range of Motion exercises as written.
    • Follow active treatment schedules and use time effectively to meet the needs of individuals served.
    • Be an active advocate for individuals receiving services to have greater control over their lives. Encourage individual choice and decision-making.
    • Apply rights restrictions only as determined necessary by the IDT and included in the individual plan of the person served.
    • Engage individuals in purposeful, meaningful activities. Encourage individuals to participate in community activities to their fullest extent possible. Make activities fun and meaningful to individuals served.
  • Direct Support responsibilities:
    • Complete required data collection accurately and promptly.
    • Complete incident/accident and behavior reports accurately and promptly.
    • Take pride in the appearance and cleanliness of individuals served.
    • Provide for the safety of the individuals served with the least amount of intrusion as possible.
    • Complete duties and tasks as assigned per shift.
    • Respect the property of individuals served (e.g., care of clothing, wheelchairs, personal items).
    • Promote a family atmosphere at mealtime by appropriate conversation, family style serving, etc.
  • Work shifts as scheduled.
    • Find a replacement if unable to work a scheduled shift.
    • Follow the call-in procedure.
    • Work weekends and holidays as scheduled.
  • Safe cooking/handling responsibilities:
    • Assist in food preparation, following approved menus, physicians' orders, and health and safety policies.
    • Ensure proper food storage and handling procedures are followed.
    • Ensure all dishes are cleaned, sterilized, and stored properly.
  • Other job duties as assigned.  

Imagine Team Expectations:

  • Willingly assume additional responsibility to support team efforts.
  • Maintain confidentiality. Promote the dignity of others by protecting individuals served, co-workers, and agency privacy.
  • Contribute appropriately to the changing conditions of the agency and individuals served and react to change productively.
  • Use professional ethics in carrying out job duties.
  • Communicate with all individuals in an honest and open manner, unless to do so would contraindicate an individual treatment plan.
  • Ensure health, safety, and welfare of individuals served.
  • Treat individuals served, coworkers, supervisors, and other associates with care, courtesy, and respect.
  • Look for and suggest ways to continually improve our services.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and comply with dress code.
  • Report to work on time and as scheduled. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential element of this position. Patterns of absences or tardiness are not acceptable.
  • Serve as a positive role model.
  • Portray a positive image of Imagine the Possibilities, Inc. when representing the agency.
  • Build a sense of unity and purpose among coworkers, supervisors, and individuals served by working as a team member.
  • Ensure all Imagine the Possibilities, Inc. policies and procedures are followed, including the Compliance and Integrity Program and Safety.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    • TB testing in compliance with CDC guidelines and State recommendations.
    • May require lifting at times, up to 35 pounds. Lifting more than 35 pounds requires the use of a two-person lift, mechanical lift, or assistive equipment.
    • May require prolonged sitting and working at a computer for up to eight hours.
    • May require frequent bending, stooping, and stretching.
    • May require prolonged standing for up to eight hours.
    • Must wear hearing and eye protection in required areas.
    • Must have ability to see objects/persons at a distance.
    • Must have ability to see close work such as typed or handwritten material.
    • Must have ability to hear conversations in a quiet and a noisy environment.
    • Must have ability to determine where a sound is coming from.
    • Must have ability to hear differences among bells, buzzers, beeps, horns, etc.
    • Must have ability to communicate through speech.

Travel: Limited travel is expected for this position.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • One year's experience or education in working with individuals requiring 24-hour support.
  • At least 18 years of age with High School Diploma or GED.
  • Basic computer skills including MS Word.
  • Background checks with previous employers, references, law enforcement agencies, and others will be conducted and found satisfactory.
  • Valid driver's license and driver's record deemed acceptable by Imagine the Possibilities, Inc
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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 665001
Guttenberg, IA
Garnavillo, IA
Positions 6
Full or Part Time
Pay --
Health Care
First Shift
Second Shift
Third Shift
12 Hour Shift
Split Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

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