HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES COMMISSION Direct Support Professional II-10hour shifts in CARLSBAD, Texas
Job/Position DescriptionDirect Support Professional IICome work in anenvironment where we truly value and respect those we serve and believein the mission that all people can achieve a higher level of wellnessand independence. The state supported living centers serve people withintellectual and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile orwho have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based directservices and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state. LearnAbout Our State Supported Living CentersThe state of Texas offers manybenefits to employees. HHSC is a qualifying organization for the FederalPublic Service Loan Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remainingbalance on college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifyingmonthly payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetimemonthly retirement annuityas well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under theEmployees Retirement System of Texas.If you are looking for a place towork where you can establish a career that is filled with purpose, thisis the job for you! The Direct Support Professional (DSP) II works aspart of a team that helps people with intellectual disabilities achievetheir goals. This includes routine and emergency care, treatment, andtraining for people 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 may be 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 individuals.Participates inthe development ofhttps://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job\_profile.cfm?szOrderID=537197Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browserto apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human ServicesCareer Portal.