Resources For Human Development, Inc. Direct Support Professional in Kansas City, Missouri

Description/Job Summary

RHD is expanding services in Kansas City and has an opening for full-time and part-time Direct Support staff supporting adults with developmental disabilities access their communities and increase their independent living skills.

Job Duties/ Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting an individual in living the life that they choose to live.

  • Honoring choices and preferences as identified in the person's individual support plan.

  • Assisting an individual with accomplishing goals to increase independence.

  • Providing support with preparing meals and maintaining a clean home.

  • Providing needed assistance with taking prescribed medications and documenting as required.

  • Providing support with reporting any health concerns to physicians, and RHD-Missouri personnel.

  • Providing support with personal hygiene and maintenance of a neat and clean appearance.

  • Providing support to the individual with pursuing community based interests, including providing transportation.

  • Valid Driver's License and current vehicle insurance required.

  • When providing transportation to individuals served by RHD-Missouri, ensure that vehicle employee is using is maintained in a safe and reliable condition.

  • When applicable, follow interventions/preventions identified in the Behavior Support Plan and/or Crisis Plan.

  • Participating in scheduled meetings, training activities and provide accurate information about the person supported as requested by RHD-Missouri.

  • Required Trainings for this position include successful completion and ongoing certification:

o CPR and First Aide

o Mandt

o Level I Med Aide

o Abuse/Neglect

o Individual Service Plan Training

o Perform any other unlisted duties that are related to the well-being of the person supported as requested by RHD management staff.

o Other RHD-MO Trainings will be required within 45 days of hire

Staff must possess a High School Diploma or equivalency. Prior to assuming a role as Direct Support staff, candidates must successfully complete all required trainings, show proof of vehicle insurance, possess a valid driver's license, and agree to allow the agency to complete a criminal and social services background check.

Hours are variable, and include weekends and evenings.

RHD is an equal opportunity employer and accepts applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, or marital status.