Applying for: Direct Support Aide - Akron

Basic Functions:


To possess and practice a commitment to the Empowerment ideology and to provide a homelike environment for the individuals that reside in each home. The DSA will work directly with the individuals, individually and in a group setting, to assist them in meeting their various identified social, physical, environmental, activity, and psychological needs.


Primary Responsibilities:




  • Provide direct care and habilitation assistance to each individual as needed

  • Assist in maintaining adequate personal hygiene of each individual by assisting with, but not Limited to, bathing, grooming, dressing and undressing, feeding, toileting, turning and positioning as needed.

  • Promptly report to the Supervisor, and or the Administrator any need for medical attention, behavioral intervention, programmatic issues.

  • Assist with or perform minor nursing care procedures as required.

  • Work with the professional staff to evaluate your assigned individual's present abilities, progress, regression, and potential.

  • Participate in the development, implementation, documentation and follow through of each person's program that are identified on the "My Plan".

  • Assist in maintaining accurate documentation of each assigned individual's program and activities.

  • Properly use and care for each individual's personal equipment: (i.e. walker, wheelchair, radio, T.V. etc.)

  • Interact with each individual and your co-workers in a manner which is consistent with respect for the individual and their value as a human being.

  • Interact with each individual and your co-workers in a physical manner that is socially and professionally acceptable.

  • Use acceptable language and voice tone when talking to or addressing the individuals or co-workers.

  • Assist in maintaining a safe, clean, healthful and sanitary environment for our individuals and co-workers.

  • Assist in preparing and serving nutritious meals for our individuals.

  • Assist in maintaining each individual's clothing in a clean, and good state of repair.

  • Exchange any and all pertinent information about each individual and other concerns with relieving staff member at beginning and closing of shifts. If information needs special attention, contact your Manager.

  • Keep all pertinent administrative personnel informed of any changes in the individuals and their work schedules or sites.

  • Participate in on-going staff development activities.

  • Maintain the CONFIDENTIALITY of all information concerning each individual, their personal affairs, and the personal affairs of co-workers.

  • Supervisor and the Administrator may assign all other related duties.




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