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Direct Support Professional - No Nights & No Weekends

Company: FTHRA
Location: Kingsport
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Become a SUPERHERO for someone in your community! Provide in-home support to seniors and individuals with disabilities. Full benefits including 13 paid holidays & 12 days paid-time-off.No Employer Mandates. This role is eligible for a Sign-On Bonus.* Must have own, dependable transportation to provide in-home services to multiple clients each day. Flexible schedule with no nights or weekend hours required.Position Title: Personal Support Assistant/CaregiverReports To: Personal Support Services Director & Case ManagerJob Summary: The Personal Support Assistant provides in-home specialized services for assigned adult clients in helping them to overcome challenges and realize personal potential. Responsibilities include performing for clients as well as teaching them basic household tasks for adult clients including housekeeping, shopping, banking, budgeting, laundry, meal planning, cooking, assistance with medical care, transportation and utilization of community resources. Daily completion and timely submission of all records and reports. Documentation and accurate calculation of time and service units critical to meeting job expectations. Hiring in these locations: Carter County, Greene County, Johnson County, Sullivan County and Washington CountyDuties & Responsibilities: Maintain caseload of adult clients performing in-home services including: light housekeeping, vacuuming, mopping, dusting, laundry, cooking, essential shopping, budgeting, banking, medical appointments, protective supervision, temporary respite, transportation, personal care, utilization of community resources, and other tasks as assigned by Case Manager or PSS Director.Timely and accurate completion and submission of all reports and records including: client activity sheets, daily activity sheets, time and mileage records, monthly and quarterly reports, and all supporting documentation gathered from client contacts.Maintain working relationship with Adult Protective Services Counselors and Case Managers to exchange needed information to provide for individualized delivery of services.Attendance at all program trainings and in-service meetings to include a minimum of 40 hours of training upon hire and 29 hours of on-going training annually.Maintain professional relationship with clients while providing support, education, and encouragement.Maintain regular work schedule including daily and weekly work hours and scheduling of client visits and appointments. Accepts all clients assigned and/or reassigned.Practice universal precautions as outlined in Program training while performing services at all times for all clients.Provide quality services to all consumers while adhering to Program guidelines and methods of operational efficiency.Abide by Agency and Program rules, regulations, policies, procedures, regular work attendance, and all other handbooks.This list of duties and responsibilities is not inclusive. Employee is responsible for other duties as assigned from appropriate management personnelSkills:Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting.Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of self, others, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.Attributes:Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.Abilities & Requirements:Ability to safely and frequently stoop, squat, and independently move Ability to move 20 lbs.Ability to gain access to non-ADA compliant buildingsMust be able to travel using personal vehicle. Must have valid Tennessee driver's license and current vehicle insurance. Must pass criminal background check, Tennessee Elder Abuse Registry, OIG Fraud Prevention & Detection, and maintain acceptable DMV report.Must be able to pass pre-hire drug screen, pass random drug screen, pass post-accident drug screen.Must be able to perform pre-employment job task work steps evaluation. Experience working with elderly or disabled preferred. Qualifications/Education/Experience: Graduation from an accredited high school or completion of G.E.D. required; and 2 to 4 years' work experience in healthcare or education field preferred. Must pass pre-employment screenings & maintain eligibility throughout employment. Access to insured and reliable transportation.Safety Sensitive Position. All applicants are drug screened upon being made a contingent offer of employment. All employees are subject to random drug screens. NOTICE This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.We offer excellent benefits for our full-time team members including: Competitive salary; Health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance (health insurance as low as $23.60 per pay period); Generous Paid-Time-Off; 13 Paid Holidays; State Pension Plan (TCRS); Flexible Spending Account; Paid training & continuing education benefits; Opportunity for advancement; Flexible work schedule; and much more...First Tennessee Human Resource Agency (FTHRA) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic(s) protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities (EOE M/F/V/D/DFWP)Applications accepted at FTHRA.Org or at application kiosk located at FTHRA Corporate Office, 704 Rolling Hills Drive, J.C., TN 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F, DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open Until Filled EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. NOTE: We cannot accept resumes that are unaccompanied by a fully completed FTHRA application.*Sign-On bonus eligibility is based on remaining an active fulltime employee for at least 90 days following the first shift. Bonus will be paid within 30 days of reaching eligibility. New Personal Support Assistants/Caregivers as well as previous employees who have not worked for FTHRA since prior to 1/1/2021 will be eligible for the bonus.We are looking for caring and compassionate people to join our team, who are prepared to work a flexible schedule with multiple clients!Personal Care Aide, Direct Support Professional, Personal Care Coordinator, Caregiver, Direct Care Health Aide, Home Health Aide, Patient Sitter, Companion, Wellness Check, Hospitality, Housekeeping, Housekeeper, House CleanerIMPORTANT NOTE: If you have difficulty submitting your application through our online system, please send an email detailing the issues you are having so we can inform our provider and the problem can be quickly resolved. FTHRA Online Application Submission Issues Please do not submit your resume or application via email, it will not be accepted as a valid application.

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