Position Title: Direct Support Professional I (Residential Setting)
What is Pueblo Diversified Industries?
Pueblo Diversified Industries ( PDI ) is a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation with a mission to create pathways of opportunity where people with diverse abilities thrive through informed choices, meaningful education and employment, premier residential services, and dynamic social experiences.
What does it take to be successful at PDI?
PDI is a busy, challenging, and vibrant work atmosphere. Successful employees have a sense of humor, lots of patience, a big heart, and the desire to learn something new every day.
The Direct Support Professional I (Residential Setting) ( DSP I R ) is a non-exempt employee working at one of PDI s small residential homes in Pueblo West, Colorado. You ll perform diverse work with primary responsibility to provide person-centered service to individuals with disabilities. You will help support and assist with all activities of daily living (may include bathing, dressing, self-feeding, functional mobility, personal hygiene and toilet hygiene. You will help support and assist with instrumental activities of daily living (may include housework, meal preparation, medication administration, shopping for groceries and clothing, and transportation. You will schedule medical appointments as needed and provide transportation in a PDI vehicle to each individual s day program, medical appointments, daily activities and community events. You will maintain a clean and safe home environment (including cleaning house, emptying trash and keeping sidewalks and driveways clear of snow, ice and debris). You will participate in staff meetings, training sessions and individual plan sessions.
This position is ideal for you if you are a patient and caring person with enthusiasm and compassion to share with individuals with disabilities. The right candidate is well organized and able to follow systematic methods to complete tasks and is willing to be a productive and hard-working member of a team of co-workers.
Various shifts are available, including overnight shifts.
PDI s main campus is located at 2828 Granada Blvd., Pueblo, Colorado 81005. The DSP I R will work at one of PDI s small residential facilities located in Pueblo West, Colorado. Limited local travel may be required.
Benefits available after 60 days of continuous employment include employee assistance program, medical, dental, vision and vision insurance. Group short-term disability and group term life insurance are made available to eligible employees after 60 days of employment. A deeply discounted YMCA membership and 401(k) savings plan are also available.
PDI IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PDI prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law
Minimum Requirements for All PDI Positions
You must be age 21 or over to work at PDI. You must also pass a pre-hire drug and background screen as well as random drug screens that may occur at any time and without notice while employed by PDI. You must be computer-literate, comfortable with technology with well-developed oral and written communication skills. You must be able to complete and pass First Aid, CPR, QMAP and other required training.
You must possess a high-school diploma or general education degree ( GED ).
You must possess a valid driver s license and agree to a review of your motor vehicle record for addition to PDI s authorized drivers list.