State of Nebraska - Health & Human Services Developmental Technician I (Direct Support Professional Part Time) in Beatrice, Nebraska
Developmental Technician I (Direct Support Professional Part Time)Salary $11.45 HourlyLocation Beatrice, NEJob TypePERM PART TIMEDepartmentHealth and Human Services DepartmentJob Number60004964 ClosingContinuousDESCRIPTIONBENEFITSDescription Under immediate supervision, incumbents provide direct care for individuals served with developmental disabilities related to personal hygiene such as grooming, meals and dressing. Provides behavioral training following written plans. Establishes and maintains a safe, clean working environment; performs related work as assigned. Examples of Work Performs fundamental developmental care related to individual personal hygiene, grooming, meals, and dressing. Conducts behavior training following written plans designed by professional staff. Initiates and maintains an active environment to provide supervision/interaction to individual during supplemental activities designed to maintain and expand individualand#39;s skills. Participates in discussions with Interdisciplinary Team members related to adjustments of medical and behavioral treatment approaches. Establishes and maintains a safe, clean working environment, e.g. cleans spills, makes beds. Records information related to the individualand#39;s activities in writing. Attends in-service training related to continued employment and skill development. Assists individualand#39;s with food preparation, food service, and laundry services including operation of an automatic dishwasher, washer and dryer, folding and storage. Insures that each individual is safe and free from harm and that needs of each individual are identified and met; monitors physical environment and takes necessary action to ensure safety, a sanitary environment and compliance with State and Federal Standards; works cooperatively with investigators in resolution of abuse/neglect cases. Responsible for notifying appropriate personnel of problems related to resource allocation or the physical living environment to ensure their resolution. Recognizes emergency situations and reacts in a professional manner to provide guidelines. Maintains a positive attitude to support individuals served and staff. Transport individuals into the community on trips, leisure, or medical appointments. Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS: Be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driverand#39;s license.OTHER: Hired candidates must successfully complete Basic Support and Facilitated Learning training within six months of employment. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge, skills and abilities: Ability to effectively communicate and develop effective working relationships with staff and individuals served. Must be able to successfully utilize proper body mechanics for heavy lifting. Work regularly scheduled shifts with predictable attendance; work overtime up to and including entire shifts. Skill in: active listening, and communicating clearly with others. Ability to: effectively communicate; develop effective working relationships with staff and individuals; provide quality daily care to individuals; complete courses and competency evaluations; document treatment/training plans; count accurately and record numerical and alphabetical data; observe, recognize, report on physical status; demonstrate proper lifting, including a buddy lift, within a weight range of 50 to 200 pounds to heights of 36 inches; lift, bend, push and/or pull 50 pounds on a continual basis; provide quality day care to individuals; implement written treatment/training plans with supporting written record keeping; work regularly scheduled shifts with predictable attendance; work overtime up to and including entire shifts.