The Mentor Network Autism Support Professional in Anamosa, Iowa

Autism Support Professional Primary Location: United States-IA-IACedar Rapids Function: Direct Support Professional (Care Givers) REM Iowa

Become a Direct Support Professional (DSP)!You will provide assistance to adult individuals with Autism in a communitysetting. DSPs provide assistance with everyday tasks including meal planningand preparation, medication administration, personal cares, provide direct caresupport, implementation of schedules, support individual in following expectedroutines, support individual in social interactions with peers, staff andcommunity members, behavior management, crisis intervention and/or otherservice support in a structured individual and group setting. DSPs may alsofacilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outing in thecommunity or providing transportation to work or other activities. In addition,DSPs support therapeutic and behavioral plans in partnership with clinicalstaff to enhance the quality of life for those we support.

Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Provide direct care support, behaviormanagement, crisis intervention and/or other service support in a structuredindividual and group setting

• Implementation of schedules

• Support individual in following expectedroutines

• Support individual in social interactionswith peers, staff and community members

• Support individual with communityintegration activities

• Document goals and support

• Collaborates with a team for planning andimplementation of residential and behavioral interventions

Additional duties:

• Participate in daily/weekly programmeetings

• Participate in Annual POC and/or otherindividual meetings

• Participates in staff development andprofessional growth activities

• Maintains proper training to meetrequirements of the program

• Performs other duties as assigned