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 responsible for performing a variety of Para-professional tasks related to the care of individuals served by Damar. Essential job duties and responsibilities are in accordance with Damar’s Strategic Plan and requirements by licensure. INDHP123
Client Based Duties
When assigned to any classroom, expected to perform the following duties:
When assigned to Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) roles you will be expected to perform the following duties:
• Ability to follow and execute specific oral and written instructions.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• 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.
• 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.
If working in Children’s Residential Home/unit licensed by Dept. of Child Services (DCS):
• Ability to pass and maintain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification
If working at any Medicaid Children Group Home or Medicaid Waiver site:
• Ability to pass and maintain Critcal Moment Training (CMT) certification
• Ability to pass and maintain Core A&B Medication Training and implement without errors.
• High school diploma or GED.
• Minimum age of 21 to work in Children's Residential
• Minimum age of 18 to work in Community Living and Support Services
• 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.