The Mental Health Direct Support Professional (MHDSP) position provides support and supervision to clients with disabilities and/or mental illness that are in need of crisis intervention services and/or behavioral programming to rehabilitate, and transition clients back to permanent housing.
The MHDSP is responsible to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of each client and this position ensures that all services are delivered according to Wingspan Life Resources policies and procedures along with county, state, federal and licensing rules and regulations.
Summary of duties:
- Ability to work in fast paced environment (crisis home) and work with a variety of Individuals diagnosed with severe intellectual disabilities such as Autism to severe mental health.
- Locate, read, understand, and implement all Wingspan Life Resources policies, procedures, and Incident and Emergency procedures for the site.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Program Abuse Prevention plan and of the individual's background, skills, program plans, SMA, CSSPA, and IAPP.
- Takes initiative when responding to a crisis, ability to quickly problem solve and or de-escalate situations and monitor the safety of individuals and provide support and supervision in a therapeutic manner with the least restrictive methods of intervention.
- Document methods, progress, and results of all service delivery and interventions with measurable, factual data.
- Implements formal/informal crisis plans, program plans and/or behavioral objectives using person-centered planning .
- Enable individuals to make choices in all areas of their lives. Encourage use of public resources and recreational facilities; provide community integration opportunities.
- Assist individuals with daily routines including, but not limited to, household tasks, cooking and eating, individual self-care, socializing, use of leisure time, health and safety, money management and behavior management.
- Provide transportation to appointments and activities on a daily basis.
- Maintain documentation, record keeping and participate in meetings and complete required training.
- Demonstrate proficient training and pass minimum work performance standards.
18 years of age or older
High School Diploma or equivalent
Three years experience working with individuals with disabilities and mental illness and/or a degree in Psychology or Social Services with one year experience.
One year experience working with individuals with high behaviors.
Ability to clearly communicate, read, and writing skills adequate to write narrative documentation in grammatically correct sentences.
Must be comfortable using a computer
A valid Driver's License, reliable transportation with proof of auto insurance, and the ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Check.
The ability to successfully pass a background check as determined by the Department of Human Services.
Tuesday - Saturday - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Employees scheduled to work 20 hours or more are offered: Dental Insurance, PTO Accrual, Company Paid Life, Short-term, Long-term disability insurance, and enrollment in our 401(k) plan fully vested and matched at 4%.
Employees scheduled to work 30 hours or more are offered: Medical and Dental Insurance, PTO Accrual, Company Paid Life, Short-term, Long-term disability insurance, and enrollment in our 401(k) plan fully vested and matched at 4%.
Wingspan Life Resources is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by law. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, compensation, benefits, termination, or any other condition of employment.