HOUSE LEAD - DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
HOURLY RATE: $15.75
LOCATION: SAN DIEGO, CA
BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401K, Paid Time Off
1. Job Summary
The House Lead is responsible to assist the Administrator with the coordination of the home so that the residents’ health and safety needs are met. The House Lead assists to maintain compliance under the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 17 and Title 22 as well as the Lanterman Act (Welfare and Institutions Code). The House Lead is expected to ensure residents to maximize independence.
2. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of regional center, department of social services, department of developmental services, and state council or developmental disabilities. Title 17 and 22, dual diagnosis, and IPP.
Skills Required: Verbal communication skills, reading and writing comprehension, time management, clinical skills, interpersonal, flexible, behavioral management, and problem solving.
Abilities Required: Ability to engage in service recipients’ hygiene, manages behavior problems, and meets other challenges. Ability to handle sensitive issues while protecting others' welfare, ability to be honest, reliable, dependable, and professional at all times. Ability to be organized and task oriented.
3. Education and Experience
Minimum Education: High School Diploma / GED
License / Certificates: Direct Support Professional YR1 / YR2, First Aid and CPR, CPI
Minimum Experience: One Year experience with direct supervision and services to individual with developmental disabilities.
4. Essential Functions
- Provide oversight of all household activities assuring timely and high quality completion of all tasks
- Work with employees, consumers, and outside vendors assuring the best quality of work, and adherence to all household standards and expectations
- Follow physician's directions, including assisting the client with the administration of medication and other treatment
- Implement approved emergency procedures in the event of a fire, earthquake, or other natural disasters
- Participate in the development of the Individual Program Plan (IPP)
- Provide transportation to medical and dental appointments, community outings and as otherwise outlined in the IPP - using company approved vehicle (this may include company vehicles and employee's vehicle)
- Maintain a record of medical and dental visits, current weight, medication (dosage), frequency and times of administration, reasons for medications, (side effects), illnesses, injuries, special incidents, funds, and personal possessions etc.
- Develop a shopping list to purchase food and supplies as instructed by the
- Administrator to prepare meals according to posted menus
- Communicate on a regular basis with Regional Center, day programs, and other services providers and agencies, as needed
- Maintain a master calendar of appointments, facility activities, meetings with Regional Center, etc.
- Support DSPs to maximize the clients’ independence
- Perform other related duties and assignments are required
5. Other Requirements
The position will require the Candidate to be at least 21 years of age (to drive for People's Care), possess a valid California Driver's License, registration and auto insurance. The candidate must successfully pass all pre- employment requirements, including but not limited to a background check and pre-employment physical. If required to drive the candidate must possess proof of valid insurance and registration.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $15.75 /hour