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Caregiver/DSP- $500 monthly bonus thru 2021 / $400 vaccination bonus

Company: Kokua Services
Location: Olympia
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Note to all applicants:Due to the Governor's proclamation regarding State contracted agencies need for fully vaccinated staff, Kokua is currently only hiring applicants that are either fully vaccinated (as of October 18th) or have a legitimate medical/disability accommodation or religious accommodation. Kokua does not discriminate staff hiring other than a requirement for verification of accommodation.DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS/CAREGIVERS HIRING ASAP!Job Title:DSP Direct Support ProfessionalNo experience required:Kokua pays to train. If you have always wanted a career in caregiving - we welcome you!Rate of Pay: $16.00 -$17.50 per hour + $500 bonus monthly through 2021 + $50-$100 Extra Shifts Bonus + Other Bonuses**Upper end of payscale for CNA applicants**Status: FT, PT (Set schedule and guaranteed hours)Direct Supervisor: Team LeaderOur door is open, for you to bring your heart to work and let kindness and compassion guide your day. You will learn to encourage, support and empower individuals with daily tasks like getting out of bed which can be a hurdle sometimes, up to being out in the community, going to a party and dancing or working on a personal goal.Job Description:We are looking for Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to care for our clients and support them to live full and meaningful lives. As a DSP, you will follow guidelines and specific instructions pertaining to our clients individual care plans. You will assist with personal care needs and encourage meaningful interactions between clients and the community.We are looking for individuals that are mindful of our clients abilities while assisting them where needed in an empathetic manner that encourages their independence. Top candidates are reliable, accountable, compassionate, patient, respectful and can work cooperatively with others toward a common goal.Qualifications:Provided: CPR/First Aid/AED training & other state required certifications. CNA option with 1 year commitment.*Must be at least 18 years old *High school diploma or equivalent *Pass an FBI background check * Valid drivers license (required for certain shifts) *CPR certification and all other state required trainings*Comfortable working independently and can consistently make good judgements that ensure the health and safety of clients *Flexible, with a keen ability to handle stress well *A friendly disposition with a positive can-do attitude *Enjoys working with developmentally disabled individuals to improve their quality of life *Can quickly manage stressful situations responsibly and effectively *Strong interpersonal skills *Ability to move and stand for prolonged periods and frequently perform physically demanding tasks (e.g. lifting 35 lbs., twisting and bending, Hoyer, tie- downs, repositioning and PC care/showing needs)Direct Support Professional Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining an environment that ensure clients health and safety
  • Advancing clients decision-making, productivity and participation in a range of activities that nurtures their needs, self-expression and goals
  • Promoting independence in daily activities and facilitate clients inclusion in their community
  • Assisting with and working to strengthen clients daily living needs including but not limited to nutrition, hygiene, exercise, communication and socialization skills
  • Delivering individualized training, encouragement and care in compliance with healthcare professionals instructionsExpectation and duties:
    • Work cooperatively within your team. (e.g. show up to all scheduled shifts on time, be willing to fill-in for others when possible, support the success of team-members through mentoring, be open to feedback about your own performance, resolve issues professionally and refrain from gossip, complete as many tasks as possible during your shift, attend all mandatory team meetings and participate in Kokuas yearly performance evaluation)
    • Proficient understanding of all care plans, protocols and procedures for the clients in your care
    • Uphold KokuasCode of Ethics
    • Maintain compliance with all required trainings and certifications
    • Uphold your mandatory reporting responsibility
    • Be knowledgeable of all Kokua policies and procedures
    • Thoroughly and professionally complete required documentation per WAC and Kokua policy
    • Follow the safety training guidelines to assure a safe workplace environment
    • Use professional conduct in representing clients and the agency in the wider communityThe above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all of the duties, responsibilities and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Funding for this position: 100% ISS DSP JD updated Feb. 2019Related keywords: direct support professional, dsp, caregiver, hiring immediately, no experience requiredJob Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $16.00 - $17.50 per hourBenefits:
      • 401(k)
      • 401(k) matching
      • Dental insurance
      • Employee assistance program
      • Health insurance
      • Health savings account
      • Paid time off
      • Referral program
      • Tuition reimbursement
      • Vision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftDay shiftHolidaysMonday to FridayNight shiftOvertimeWeekend availabilitySupplemental Pay:Bonus payCOVID-19 considerations:Kokua follows current CDC and DOH guidelines, temperature checks, hand sanitizer, masks, appropriate social distancing measures.Education:High school or equivalent (Preferred)Shift availability:Day Shift (Preferred)Night Shift (Preferred)Overnight Shift (Preferred)Work Location:Multiple locationsWork Remotely:No

Keywords: Kokua Services, Olympia , Caregiver/DSP- $500 monthly bonus thru 2021 / $400 vaccination bonus, Healthcare , Olympia, Washington

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