Damar Services, LLC

Campus Based Direct Support Technician / Weekend Shift

Job ID
2016-1161
US-IN-Indianapolis
Category
Children's Residential - Campus

Overview

Direct Support Technician
Remarkable People — We Are a Remarkable Team
 

At Damar, our people are remarkable. Our staff are dedicated to serving our clients to achieve remarkable results. We are a diverse team of men and women with a wide range of skills and experiences interested in careers that matter.  We will provide you the training to help you not only provide the best service to our clients, but provide a place where you can fulfill your career ambitions.  With competitive benefits, a culture of compassion, innovation and fun, Damar Services offers you the opportunity to do remarkable work.

 
The Direct Support Technician will be provided comprehensive training enabling the performance of a variety of Para-professional tasks related to the care of individuals served by Damar Services.  INDHP123

Responsibilities

  • Effectively responds to and manages crisis situations utilizing prescribed verbal intervention or physical management techniques.
  • Consistently implements behavior management plans to reduce client’s maladaptive behaviors, promote appropriate social behaviors and maximize human potential of each client served.
  • Ensures all activities, services and programs through Damar Services are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to and shows respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity for all Damar Services clients.
  • Promotes and assists with the development of appropriate daily living, self-help and social skills.
  • Conducts and supervises recreational and life enrichment activities.
  • Understands client’s rights and protects them by promptly reporting any violations.
  • Follows physician’s orders to properly administer medication to clients.
  • Completes all required documentation on a daily basis, in a professional manner – must be objective, accurate and thorough - to provide consistent client treatment.
  • Understands and follows the rules governing client service documentation, including but not limited to medication logs, incident reports, progress notes and all other documentation assigned.
  • Completes and updates mandatory training and other licensure related items in a timely manner.
  • Completes incident reports, including reporting any suspected exploitation, abuse, or neglect of a client.
  • Transports clients to locations - includes driving on highways, driving long distance and/or driving during night hours.

Qualifications

  • Ability to follow and execute specific oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to pass and maintain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification if working in children’s residential home/unit licensed by Dept. of Child Services (DCS). 
  • Ability to physically manage and restrain clients when necessary, including ability to assist in lifting, maneuvering, and physically supporting individuals up to 200 pounds; ability to lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Ability to walk, sit, stand, for long periods of time. May also be required to stoop, bend, squat, push, pull, run, kneel and have full dexterity and agility. 
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Minimum age of 21 depending on program and / or department requirements.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license and driving record that meets eligibility requirements of Damar’s insurance carrier (for all positions requiring driving).
  • Successful completion of pre-employment drug screen and physical.
  • Must meet and maintain background screening requirements of program(s) assigned to. 
  • No felony convictions or other criminal offenses involving a dependent population.

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