TEXAS PANHANDLE CENTERS Direct Support Professional in AMARILLO, Texas

Program: Amarillo Specialized Services Salary: $9.53 Shift Available: Full-Time, Monday Friday, 8:00 am 4:00 pm Brief Description: The Direct Support Professional I (DSP) performs direct care services for individuals attending the Day Habilitation Program. The DSP is responsible for providing supervision and care to clients with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Responsibilities of this position may include toileting, feeding and teaching social and independent living skills to verbal/non-verbal clients. The DSP works under the supervision of the Specialized Services Director. The DSP has no financial responsibility but is accountable for assigned property. Adheres to TPC Business Code of Conduct and reports concerns if ethical and/or business standards defined in the code are compromised. Minimum qualifications: High School diploma/GED Minimum of eight grade reading comprehension level as evidenced by score on the Adult Basic Learning Exam (ABLE) test or one semester (12 semester hours) of accredited college work Valid Texas driver s license Must be insurable under agency vehicle policy Preferred qualifications: Bilingual and/or American Sign Language Skills Previous experience in working with persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2285/0510