STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A11

Class No. 5123

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL III

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs complex (journey-level) habilitative and rehabilitative care work with individuals who have developmental disabilities. Work involves implementing treatment programs and performing therapeutic or developmental activities. May train others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Implements habilitation and rehabilitation, behavior management, crisis intervention, and treatment programs with residents.

Interacts with residents therapeutically and participates in training or treatment programs.

Participates in the development and implementation of residents’ treatment plans.

Observes residents for signs and symptoms of disease, injury, reactions to medications, behavioral changes, or other conditions that warrant medical intervention.

Reports significant changes in residents’ physical conditions or behavior.

Reports unusual incidents such as fires, resident abuse, injuries, and missing persons.

Administers first aid to residents as appropriate.

Teaches daily activities to residents such as feeding, dressing, and personal hygiene.

Attends to health care needs of residents under the supervision of medical personnel.

Prepares reports and maintains documentation on resident behavior, progress, and goals.

May manage aggressive behavior among residents.

May escort residents off grounds to activities or appointments.

May communicate problems and recommendations for improvement to appropriate staff.

May oversee documentation of significant events.

May train others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in direct care work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of rehabilitative programs for individuals with developmental disabilities, resident care techniques, therapy, and treatment programs.

Skill in the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to provide resident care, to design therapeutic programs, to prepare reports and maintain records, to administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), to conduct prevention and management of aggressive behavior (PMAB), to communicate effectively, and to train others.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

May require a valid driver’s license and certification in CPR, first aid, or PMAB.


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Revised 9-1-15