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Direct Support Professional – Independent & Supported Living Services

North Santa Barbara County, Mid Santa Barbara County, South Santa Barbara County
Full Time, Part Time

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Momentum WORK, Inc.

TITLE: Direct Support Professional I, Independent and Supported Living
Services
Immediate Supervisor: Program Manager, Independent and Living Services
Supervision Exercised: None
SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of the Program Director and Manager, this position is responsible
for the implementation of Individual Service Plans that will lead to or continue to promote
independence and personal skills and assist in providing a safe and secure home
environment for persons served in our Independent and Supported Living program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Provide assistance in daily living skills in accordance with the participant’s schedule
and Individual Service Plan (ISP)
• Maintain accurate and current records in ID notes and communication logs regarding
information relevant to Individual Service Plans
• Prompt and provide assistance with medication management, if needed
• Participate in in-service training and staff meetings to facilitate professional
development
• Assist participants in all aspects of personal care
• Communicate concerns related to program participant needs to supervisor in a timely
manner
• Assist persons served in weight bearing and non-weight bearing transfers, as
needed
• Use crisis intervention techniques in emergency situations when persons served are
in danger of injuring themselves or others
• Complies with all Momentum WORK, Inc. and OSHA policies, procedures, and
regulations
• Other related duties, responsibilities, and special projects on an as needed basis
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Ability to stand, sit for long periods of time
• Ability to go up and down stairs
• Ability to walk for long periods of time
• Ability to push or pull wheelchairs when necessary
• Ability to speak, read, hear, and understand technical written materials
• The employee is frequently required to climb, stoop, twist, or bend and lift up to fifty
(50) pounds, using proper body mechanics to minimize injuries to self and people
served
• Full awareness of environmental stimuli
• Ability to implement Crisis Management, Safety & ProAct techniques (training included)

Note: ADA accommodations available.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• At least one (1) year of experience working with persons with developmental and/or
other disabilities in individual and/or group settings preferred
• Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest standards of confidentiality regarding
persons served and other related information
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to complete tasks with numerous interruptions
• Compassion and respect for persons with disabilities
• Ability to demonstrate patience and understanding because people served may have
intellectual, emotional, or behavioral challenges, in addition to physical limitations
• May need to be available during any disasters, per disaster plan
• Must have reliable phone
• Valid CA Driver’s License: must have an acceptable driving record as determined by
criteria established by the Agency’s insurance carrier and by Agency policy
• Valid certification in CPR/First Aid (Training included)
Note: At the discretion of the Personnel Officer, additional related experience and/or education may be
substituted or waived in lieu of the requirements specified above under “Education and Experience.”

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