Direct Support Professional (DSP)

The mission of Lila Mae’s House is to provide a safe, healthy environment where adult survivors of sex trafficking can rest, heal, recover and develop life skills to become empowered, independent and self-sufficient women. We seek to help women live the rest of their lives the best they can with what they have experienced.

Position: Direct Support Professionals are responsible for providing care and support to adult sex trafficking survivors who seek and demonstrate a willingness to engage in her own healing journey.
DSPs will be trauma informed and provide survivor-centered services to sex-trafficking survivors in a transitional living environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor cases by verifying client’s attendance; observing and evaluating treatments and responses; advocating for needed services; obtaining additional resources; intervening in crises; providing personal support.
  • Maintain client’s records by reviewing case notes; logging events and progress.
  • Communicate client progress by participating in interdisciplinary meetings and evaluations.
  • Assists individuals in the development of appropriate behavioral, social, money management, housekeeping, hygiene, and other skills necessary to reach their highest level of potential
  • Completes and updates all daily, weekly and monthly records, reports, logs, casework notes, administrative paperwork, and medical records in an accurate, timely, and professional manner
  • Transports individuals in personal and/or company vehicle for community outings or scheduled appointments
  • Ensures individuals' health, safety and welfare, enhances the quality of individuals' lives, and supports community inclusion
  • Engage in crisis de-escalation and problem solving
  • Prepare meals, ensure completion of daily chores and activities
  • Assist with medication administration
  • Be available to respond to emergencies and survivor concerns;
  • Performs other duties as requested.

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Lift objects up to 50 pounds from floor to waist level and carry for brief periods;
  • Bend and stoop;
  • Twist and reach;
  • Non allergic to animals

Job Type: Full and Part Time available

Hours: 20-40 hours per week – daily schedule may vary

Reports to: LMH House Manager

Expected work to be 15-20 hours per week for part-time staff and 20-40 hours per week for full-time staff when women are in residence at the house.
Staff may or may not be scheduled to work during weeks where no women are in residence. Staff will be called in to work their regular schedule when a women arrives at Lila Mae's House for services.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $16.00 per hour

Expected hours: 20 – 40 per week

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekends as needed

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Experience:

  • Caregiving: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Required)
  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Job Info
Department:
Job Category: Social Services
Sub Category:
Job Type: Part-time
Work Shift: Days
Salary per Hour: $16/hr
Zipcode:
Posted: 03/06/2024
Minimum Education: Bachelor Degree
Degree Title:
Minimum Experience:
Career Level: Entry Level
Required Travel:
Start Publishing: 03/05/2024
Stop Publishing: 04/04/2024
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Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or other human services field, or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of women’s issues, human trafficking, crisis intervention and/or domestic violence;
  • Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable personal transportation required;
  • Ability to work with people of diverse ethnic, cultural, religious, socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and data management;
  • Must pass criminal background check;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work under pressure;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of Lila Mae’s House.
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