Direct Support Workers- Laupahoehoe area
Company: Full Life Hawaii
Posted on: June 22, 2022
Do you want a job that combines your desire to be active outside
in the community and at the same time assisting people with
developmental disabilities? Direct Support Workers are needed to
assist Full Life's participants with their pursuit of participation
in sports, hobbies, volunteering and community events. We are
looking for a Direct Support Worker to assist in learning life
skills so as to move toward independent living. Full Life is hiring
Direct Support Workers and Caregivers; choose Full Life and be a
part of an 'ohana that supports adults and children to live
self-directed and purposeful lives. Join our team and make a real
difference in someone's life. Visit our website at
FullLifeHawaii.org to learn more about the valuable work our
organization is doing for the developmentally disabled
- Health insurance for eligible employees or a monthly stipend if
you already have health insurance through a spouse or other
- Paid Time Off
- 3% Match for 401k
- Cell phone stipend
- Referral bonuses
- Mileage reimbursement
- Bonuses when the organization meets goals
- Regular activities with the Full Life 'Ohana
- Access to infection control specialist and free personal
protective equipment to help employees and participants mitigate
COVID-19See job description below:JOB TITLE: Direct Support Worker
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator JOB SUMMARY: The Direct Support
Worker will assist the participant to achieve their dreams, goals,
desires, and needs as stated in the Individual Service Plan (ISP)
as well as provide specific supports identified in the Individual
Plan (IP) and Plans and Approaches. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1.
Implement the approved Individual Plan This includes activities
specific to each participant and each IP is referenced for specific
job duties. 2. Follow self-determination principles:
- Support their right to choose how they live their life, where
and with whom.
- Support the participant in positive relationships.
- Support the participant to contribute to their community in a
- Support the participant to take control and authority of their
lives, resources, decisions and actions.
- Support the participant to increase their level of independence
through selfhelp and social skills.
- Support them to have power to make decisions to control their
- Help people to determine and realize their dreams.
- Treat people with dignity and respect (make risks possible by
providing a safety net that supports growth in a safe
- Support participants to find alternatives to paid activities
and conserve their resources.
- Provide a "Can-Do" attitude as long as it is legal and harms no
one. 3. Assure the participant's rights and the protection of those
rights. 4. Assure the participant's protection from abuse and/or
neglect and report any suspicion such to appropriate person(s). 5.
Comply with all HIPAA regulations. Treat all information regarding
the participant as confidential and disclose such information only
to persons with a written release from the legal representative. 6.
Interact with the participant and their circle of support in an
emotionally supportive and therapeutic manner and practice
effective techniques for reinforcing appropriate participant
behavior. 7. Maintain accurate progress records for all areas where
data keeping is required. 8. Assist the participant in maintaining
a sanitary, safe, clean and healthy environment (this includes
housekeeping duties as described in the IP). 9. Meet with
supervisor for site visits as requested by your supervisor. 10.
Represent Full Life in a professional and collaborative manner when
interacting with families and the community at large. OTHER DUTIES
AND FUNCTIONS: 11. Provide Personal Care assistance. 12. Attend to
the health care needs of the participant, assuring any medical
orders and diets are followed. 13. Transport the participant to
health care providers and other scheduled activities as assigned.
14. Follow the behavior support plans and strategies, intervening
when aggressive and/or inappropriate behaviors occur. 15. Provide
supervision, socialization and access to community resources. 16.
Comply with the Full Life Personnel Handbook. 17. Comply with the
Full Life Safety Program. 18. Attend meetings and training sessions
as planned and required. 19. Provide hours of service according to
needs of the participant. 20. Perform any other responsibilities as
assigned. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to complete the Full Life Orientation.
- Knowledge in nutrition, housekeeping, meal preparation,
- Skills in problem solving.
- Current Certification of CPR and basic First-Aid.
- Ability to communicate effectively in a courteous and
- Ability to read documents and written instruction.
- Ability to write and maintain accurate, clear and concise
- Ability to stoop, kneel and lift to complete assigned
- Ability to use telephone and fax machine.
- Ability to maintain a patient and positive attitude.
- Ability to drive an automobile in a safe manner. OTHER
REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITIONS:
- Valid driver's license.
- Clean Traffic Abstract
- No history/conviction of abuse, neglect, theft or other job
related activities (within the previous 10 years).
- Current two-step TB clearance. WORKING CONDITIONS: This
position requires work to be done in various locations. This may
include inside the participants' home, outdoors, in local
businesses, and in all kinds of weather. EQUIPMENT USED: 1.
Automobile (your personal automobile) 2. Facsimile machine (to fax
timesheet and documentation) 3. Adaptive Equipment as specified in
the IP (wheelchair, lifts, walker, computer, communication
assistance device, etc.) 4. When the IP indicates, this may include
household appliances such as vacuum, dishwasher, washing
machine/dryer, stove/oven, microwave, etc. 5. Other equipment as
identified in the IP. DAYS/HOURS OF WORK: The Individual Plan
determines days/hours of work for each participant. Schedules are
participant driven and remain flexible to meet their needs. MENTAL
DEMANDS: 1. Use of judgment or discretion in problem solving 2.
Working with minimal on-site supervision 3. Following verbal and
written instructions 4. Working cooperatively with others
(participant, family, community members) 5. Coordinating and
organizing time to meet the IP activities 6. Meeting timelines 7.
Requires alertness to respond to audio and visual cues from the
participant and environment. 8. Respond to emergencies 9. Respond
to behavioral and health related incidents PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Requires assisting participants with physical movement as required
and may include: in/out of automobiles, in/out of swimming pools,
up/down steps, pushing a wheelchair, physically assisting the
participant to walk, get in/out of bathtub/shower, etc. This would
include transferring, lifting, bending, kneeling and pushing.
Specific assistance is identified in each IP. Physical demands of
the position will also be dictated by the specific activities of
each participant IP. For example: if housekeeping is an activity of
the IP, stooping, squatting, running a vacuum and mopping may be
physical demands. COMMUNICATION DEMANDS: Must understand and carry
out oral and written instructions. Requires oral and written
communication with supervisor, co-workers, participant/family and
others. Ability to understand and respond to non-verbal
communications as required by participant.NOTE: The exposure
category designation for the Direct Support Worker is category one.
This means that the employee provides support that involves a
potential for contact with mucous membrane or skin contact with
blood, body fluids or tissues or a potential for spills or splashes
of them. NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the
general nature and level of work being performed by employees
assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills
required. From time to time other duties may be assigned. I have
read the job description for the Direct Support Worker. I
understand and agree to follow these responsibilities as
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