HOMEMAKER DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
The Homemaker Direct Support Professional (DSP) shall perform the specific services and duties as indicated and authorized in the consumer’s service authorization, care plan, and coordinated with the Consumer Service and Support Plan (CSSP). The Qualified Professional, in collaboration with the consumer will educate the Homemaker DSP on any individualized cares or task needed by the consumer. The Homemaker DSP will monitor the consumer’s well-being while in the home and provide services in a person-centered manner by completing tasks in response to the person’s identified needs, interest, and personal preferences. All care and services will be provided ethically and in a manner that ensures the health and safety of the consumer. The Homemaker DSP must demonstrate knowledge, and competency in the duties they perform and complete all initial and ongoing training “on-line” in the College of Direct Support as required by State Statute 245D.
Essential Job Functions
- The Homemaker/DSP must have access to and monitor an active email account.
- The Homemaker/DSP has the ability to access and maintain Access North’s educational program the College of Direct Support when directed.
- Perform general housekeeping tasks as directed by the consumer and in the care plan to include, but are not limited to: Cleaning, sweeping, vacuuming, taking out trash, dusting, changing linens, dishes, and mopping of floors in the kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms or other areas as requested and in the care plan.
- Prepare light meals or snacks.
- Assist the consumer to arrange transportation for medical appointments, grocery shopping, and other community activities.
- When requested in the service authorization and care plan the Homemaker DSP, can in addition to the homemaker tasks listed above, provide but is not limited to, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, assist with transfers, and mobility, eating, and skin, nail, and mouth care.
- Remind and assist the consumer with self-administered medications following the policy and procedure as directed in the “Medication Assistance Policy “A/27.
- The Homemaker DSP can monitor, observe, and redirect behaviors of a consumer when written in the care plan, by promoting Positive Support Strategies and following the policy and procedures in the “Emergency use of Manual Restraints Policy” A/25.
- Provides all cares and task in a safe and sanitary manner using universal precautions.
- Maintains Agency and consumer’s confidentiality at all times.
- Reports to the Case Manager any changes in consumers physical, mental, or emotional condition.
- Reports Daily the time worked for consumers thru Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) system and answering all activity questions according to plan of care.
- Be available to attend face to face meetings with the Consumer and Case Manager and annually when required.
- While Access North will not pay mileage for this position, we will pay for drive time between consumers only. You must be clocked into appropriate job pin while driving.
This position requires that the Homemaker transport themselves to the consumer’s home and/or community locations. Must have access to reliable transportation and be able to transport themselves to areas not accessed by public transportation. Occasionally may be requested to also transport a consumer of Access North services if in the plan of care. The Homemaker must have a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
- Education and Experience
- High School Diploma or GED preferred.
- Knowledge, Abilities and Skills to provide tasks in the Care Plan
- Experience in working in the Health Care field strongly desirable but not required.
- Demonstrates the knowledge and ability to follow all policies and procedures of Access North.
- Has the ability to access and maintain on line INTERNET communication for Access North’s educational program the College of Direct Support.
- Have access to reliable transportation.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Evidence of completing a Home Health Aide, or Certified Nursing Assistant Program desirable but not required.
In Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act the following represents the Physical/Environmental Demands
(In all cases, reasonable accommodations will be considered.)
- This position requires the Homemaker DSP to work the hours as requested by the consumer and only as authorized in the consumers Service Authorization and care plan.
- The majority of the work is spent in the consumers home and may include some exposure to the elements of smoke, dust, fumes, noise and glare.
- Movements such as balancing, twisting, bending, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling and lifting or transferring consumers and the ability to lift 24lbs are sometimes required.
- Simultaneous and repetitive movements of the hands, wrists, and fingers are important procedures with this position.
- Audio, visual, and verbal functions are vital aspects to performing this position.
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