Damar Services, LLC

Behavior Support 1:1 / All Shifts Available

Job ID
2017-1498
US-IN-Indianapolis
Category
Children's Residential - Campus

Overview

Behavior Support 1:1
Remarkable People — We Are a Remarkable Team
 
At Damar Services, our mission is to build better futures for children and adults facing life's greatest developmental and behavioral challenges.  Our team of more than 900 human services professionals works collaboratively with families, referring organizations, government agencies and each other to achieve success for our clients.   Along with valuable support from more than 1000 volunteers, we help those we proudly serve develop new skills, a greater sense of confidence — and most importantly — hope!
 
We are currently seeking a talented, motivated and detail oriented Behavior Support 1:1  to join our highly skilled team. This person 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 funded by the Department of Education (DOE). Duration of services for clients will vary and be determined by the requirements of DOE. INDHP123

Responsibilities

  • Effectively responds to and manages crisis situations, which may include client physical aggression, utilizing prescribed verbal intervention or physical management techniques.
  • Consistently implements Individual Education Plan and behavior management plans to reduce client’s maladaptive behaviors, promote appropriate social behaviors and maximize human potential of each client served.
  • Ensures that all activities, services and programs through Damar are conducted in a manner that is sensitive to and shows respect for the cultural and ethnic diversity for all Damar clients.
  • Promotes and assists with the development of appropriate daily living, self-help and social skills.
  • Remains awake and engaged at all times – competently supervising and monitoring the clients. Never leaving clients unattended unless permitted for periods of time based on a client’s Individual Support Plan.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and healthy environment, including performing a variety of tasks related to housekeeping including cleaning, washing soiled clothing, changing bed linen, folding and sorting clean laundry.
  • Conducts and supervises recreational and life enrichment activities.
  • Operates Damar vehicles and/or personal vehicles to transport clients or perform other work related duties.
  • Prioritizes duties in a manner consistent with organizational objectives and growth
  • Ability to promote and maintain positive interaction with all internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of simple health and safety precautions. 
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural, ethnic, spiritual and linguistic diversity and values including differences in personal goals, lifestyle choices and varying family backgrounds and histories.
  • Ability to write daily progress and behavior reports using a professional and objective style.

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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