Direct Support Professional - Crossroads of Western Iowa

Crossroads of Western Iowa

We are looking for individuals that want to empower others to learn, develop, improve and maintain their skills through support and instructional activities within their homes and community! Crossroads of Western Iowa serves individuals with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, and/or individuals with a form of mental illness. Shifts include evenings, overnights and weekends!


Provide care and support to adults with disabilities. (80%)

  • Assist with and work to strengthen the individuals’ many daily living needs including but not limited to: nutrition, hygiene, exercise, household tasks, communication and socialization skills.
  • Assist with positioning, and transferring, according to each individual need for assistance.
  • Assist individuals with developing their daily living skills and capabilities to reach the desired level in the residential environment.
  • Assist in community integration according to individual care and support goals and objectives.
  • Assist with learning, recreational and/or community activities.
  • Assist with transportation needs of individuals as needed. Complete vehicle mileage logs.
  • Follow and implement care plans as well as assisting in the acquisition of resources that are required to achieve the individual’s goal.
  • Assist with individual’s medical needs, communicate with appropriate medical staff when needed.
  • Assist in Emergency situations
  • Provide trainings to ensure safety for daily activities and emergencies.
  • Attend and actively participate in required meetings
  • Attend, complete and maintain trainings as required
  • Follow and comply with all HIPAA regulations in coordination with the HIPAA Compliance Officer.
  • Must have authorized release before sensitive information is given pertaining to CWI, persons receiving services, and staff.

Meet all reporting, communication and documentation requirements. (20%)

  • Collect, document and report all applicable care and support information, using appropriate programs and forms.
  • Communicate changes in support/services and trainings objectives in the service plan, as well as any significant changes/concerns in the individuals’ life.
  • Report and document allegations/observations of abuse, neglect and exploitation according to established policies and procedures.
  • Report vehicle accidents.
  • To perform the Direct Support Professional job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily.
Desired Qualifications:

The Direct Support Professional requirements and qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Pass state and federal backgrounds
  • Valid Driver’s License with a driving record that is acceptable to Crossroads of Western Iowa’s auto Insurance Company. Must obtain a Chauffeur’s license within first 14 days of employment.
  • Employee must be able to successfully complete all required training in the required time allotted.
  • Ability to push, pull, lift and/or transfer up to 50 pounds.

Here's What We Offer YOU!

  • $12.00/hr to start (Work the weekend shift to earn $1.00 more per hour)
  • $500 sign -on bonus
  • 401k investment plan - Company match is 100% of the first 5%!
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision Insurance plus Flex Plans
  • Company paid short term and long term disability and life insurance
  • Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Supplemental Life - cancer, hospitalization and identity theft
  • PTO "Paid time off"
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance Program
  • Verizon Wireless discount



Application Instructions:
  • Apply online at: https://cwi.e3applicants.com/careers/ 
  • Pre-Employment Drug test required. EOE - M/F/D/V


Duties:




Wage: $12.00/hr to start (Work the weekend shift to EARN $1.00 MORE per hour)$500 sign-on bonus.

Type: Full time and part time

Close: Wednesday October 24th 2018

Date Posted: Friday August 10th 2018

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