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HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Direct Support Professional II in ABILENE, Texas

Job/Position DescriptionDirect Support Professional II-Now offering up to $2,500.00 sign on bonus!! Terms and conditions apply. Starting Salary is $2765.51 Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthly retirement annuityas well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the Employees Retirement System of Texas. If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you! The Active Treatment Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Active Treatment Coordinator Supervisor. Works under moderate supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. The Active Treatment Coordinator performs moderately complex human services support work to include but not limited to: Organizing and coordinating leisure activities for individuals served which is age appropriate, based on their individualized interests, and is meaningful in reaching their goals. Monitoring that individuals served are provided with a variety of quality leisure opportunities on campus, as well as in the local community settings. Providing information to individuals served and responsible staff, regarding activities being offered on and off campus. Following-up with individuals served and staff to verify quality of activities and services and assist with adjusting activities and services to better meet the individuals needs and preferences. Preparing and providing feedback reports to the Active Treatment Coordinator Supervisor regarding the on-going monitoring of activities and services offered. Working closely with the Active Treatment Coordinator Supervisor and Recreation Program Manager. Maintaining inventory and ordering recreational supplies on each home in their respective unit assigned. Developing initiative and imaginative ideas to insure individuals are engaged in meaningful and functional activities. Monitoring scheduled activities to ensure quality delivery of active treatment services. This position may be OR is required to drive a state-owned vehicle. Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.Establish and maintain positive, supportive relationships with individuals served, family members and friends, and employees. Coordinates activities for individuals living at the State Supported Living Center that is appropriate to their level of functioning. Providing oversight as activities are conducted and following-up to ensure quality active treatment and services are provided that meet with individualsand#146; satisfaction. Prepares written document https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=525192 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

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