HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Direct Support Professional II (SIGN-ON BONUS!) in AUSTIN, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionNow offering up to $2,500.00 sign on bonus!!Terms and conditions apply.Come work in an environment where we trulyvalue and respect those we serve and believe in the mission that allpeople can achieve a higher level of wellness and independence. Thestate supported living centers serve people with intellectual anddevelopmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who havebehavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct servicesand supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. Learn About OurState Supported Living CentersThe state of Texas offers many benefits toemployees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the Federal PublicService Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balanceon college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthlypayments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime monthlyretirement annuityas well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under the EmployeesRetirement System of Texas.If you are looking for a place to work whereyou can establish a career that is filled with purpose, this is the jobfor you!The Direct Support Professional (DSP) II works as part of a teamthat helps people with intellectual disabilities achieve their goals.This includes routine and emergency care, treatment, and training forpeople with intellectual disabilities in various settings.Responsibilities can vary, and may include such duties as grooming,bathing, feeding, observing and reporting individualand#146;s conditionsand behaviors, providing meaningful interactions with individuals, andparticipating in individualized training and/or active treatmentprograms for both males and females. The DSP documents information onthe personand#146;s life, such as things that occur throughout theirdaily schedule, how they respond to activities on the home, training,and unusual incidents. Completion of work requires use of simple and/orroutine duties, while decision making is based on guidance that will beprovided to you as you are prepared for the job and from otherprofessional staff on your team. Work is in a team environment withguidance provided through supervision and training. May providetraining/mentorship to new DSP Is and/or volunteer to serve as ashift/team lead. This position is required to drive a state-ownedvehicle.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and maybe required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even arotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance withagency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Implementshabilitation and rehabilitation, behavior management, crisisintervention, and treatment programs with individuals specificallyrelated to the individualand#146;s programs.Teaches life skills such asfeeding, dressing, and personal hygiene to individualhttps://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=533738Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browserto apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human ServicesCareer Portal.