Direct Support Professional III (Full-Time) 3rd Shift


Job title: Direct Support Professional III (Full-Time) 3rd Shift

Company: State of South Carolina

Job description: Job Responsibilities

Notice to Applicant: Pursuant to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (IFR), the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (SCDDSN) has established COVID-19 vaccination requirements and exemptions for staff who provide any care, treatment, or other services in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID). This position is subject to this requirement. You may contact Human Resources for further information or review SCDDSN Directive 413-11-DD at .

$400 Retention Bonus Available! Referral Bonus Available! Please contact your Regional Center Human Resources Department.

Job Functions

Assists the Direct Support Manager in assigned residences. This position assists them with their duties and responsibilities, to ensure regulatory compliance related to ICF/ID regulations. These duties and responsibilities include monitorship, administration, documenting, staffing, scheduling, training and in-servicing of staff, and other responsibilities.

  • Responsible for the supervisory functions of the Direct Support Professional I’s and II’s.
  • Ensures that all documentation required for the consumers Individual Support Plan have been completed, and monitors the safety and care of consumers.
  • Ensures Active Treatment for consumers in assigned buildings is implemented by staff. This entails monitorship programs developed by the ID Team. Monitors completion of behavior data sheets, ISP training programs, and GER (General Event Reports) to ensure all required documentation is entered into THERAP. Monitors Day Programs monthly (i.e. on/off campus).
  • Responsible for reporting significant events and suspected abuse immediately per SCDDSN policy and procedures.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Minimum and Additional Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree and one (1) year experience working with individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of federal and state regulations governing ICF/ID, as well as Department Directives relevant to ICF. Must exercise sound judgment, complying with all required regulations and procedures; must be a team leader and maintain effective working relationships. This position requires computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be physically able to work with consumers who may be physically aggressive or medically fragile. Must be able to work in a fast-paced work environment, which includes standing, walking, stooping, bending and pulling.

Additional Comments

EEO Statement: SC DDSN provides affirmative action and equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex –including the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements: Pursuant to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (IFR), the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) has established COVID-19 vaccination requirements and exemptions for staff who provide any care, treatment, or other services in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID). You may contact Human Resource for further information or review SCDDSN Directive 413-11-DD.

Record Check: Criminal background check will be conducted by SLED, FBI, and DSS Child Registry that indicates no record of conviction, child abuse or neglect. Employment would also be contingent on your passing a pre-employment drug test. DDSN reserves the right to rescind any employment offer in the event our review of your background develops information, including opinions of previous employer or colleagues that cause us to conclude, at our sole discretion, that you are not suited for the position.

Immunization: If this position requires the applicant to work directly with DDSN consumers, a (2) step PPD testing or QuantiFERON TB Gold testing must be completed prior to beginning employment. All new employees who are healthcare providers are required to provide documentation of immunity or be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, Varicella and Hepatitis B prior to beginning employment.

State Disaster Plan: In accordance with the State’s Disaster Plan, which includes hazardous weather, DDSN employees may be required to work in times of an emergency or disaster.

College Transcripts: Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application are required to provide an official, certified copy of the transcript prior to hiring or within a specific time frame required by that area, after hiring.

Driving Record: If this position requires the applicant to possess a valid driver’s license to operate a state vehicle or personal vehicle, any applicant being considered in the final stages of selection for the position will be required to provide a certified copy of a 10-year driving record.

Employee Referral: The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs supports a Referral Incentive Reward and a Retention Bonus program. You may contact Human Resource for further information.

Supplemental Questions: Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application. Any misrepresentation will result in your disqualification from employment. Please complete the State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted nor reviewed to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position.

Expected salary: $39520 per year

Location: Dorchester County, SC

Job date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 05:05:05 GMT

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