Friday , January 27 2023

Jobs in Oregon – Direct Support Crisis Specialist

Website State of Oregon

Job Description:

You will provide direct care and/or support in a 24-hour, 7 days per week residential group home to children and adults in: behavioral management, safety, personal care, nutrition, housekeeping, health care and other daily activities within the home and the community. You will also maintain the home/property in a safe and sanitary manner.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide supports in a person-centered manner and honor the wishes and culture of the individuals supported while maintaining health and safety.
  • Assist individuals with accessing their community and encourage participation in educational and recreational activities.
  • Make observations and document individuals’ activities, behavior, and progress.
  • Administer medications and treatments under the direction of nursing staff and medical professionals.
  • Assist individuals with activities of daily living and hygiene needs which may include personal care, bathing, toileting, and feeding.
  • Utilize a computer to document and track all aspects of care, answer phones, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Prepare meals and complete housekeeping tasks.

Job Requirements:

  • You will work in a home environment, which is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Expect work hours and shifts in this position to include any shift, including weekends, nights, and holidays.
  • You must be able to work occasional overtime to ensure adequate staffing requirements.
  • You must occasionally be “ported” work shifts at other worksites.
  • You will work with combative, unpredictable, argumentative, aggressive children or adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • There is frequent daily lifting up to 75 pounds involving transferring, positioning and moving individuals and/or moving program supplies. You will frequently daily squat, bend, and stoop.
  • You must be able to engage and maintain Oregon Intervention System (OIS) approved restraints for one (1) hour or less.
  • You will be exposed to a variety of work settings both within the home(s) and the community.
  • You must have a valid license to drive and maintain an acceptable driving record.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Eighteen months of experience providing direct individual care or training in a related field of human services (i.e., providing assistance to supported individuals or groups with issues such as intellectual and developmental disability, mental and physical disabilities, or substance abuse).
  • OR
  • A combination of education and experience.
  • OR
  • An Associate or higher-level degree in a related human services field.
  • Possess a valid license to drive and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Be able to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Knowledge of spoken, written and verbal English sufficient to communicate with managers, coworkers and supported individuals, and to understand written guidelines.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills to be able to utilize software programs for documentation and communication with supervisors and coworkers.
  • Skill in providing clear and concise communication and documentation.
  • Skill in working in a team environment (be a team member).
  • Skill working with individuals who may experience emotional, behavioral, or physical challenges.

Job Details:

Company:  State of Oregon

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Information Technology

Job Location: Portland, OR, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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