We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Home Health Aid -Direct Support Professional. In the position, you will play a vital role in helping our clients with intellectual, cognitive, or developmental disabilities achieve their highest level of independence. Not only will you see positive results of your work every day, but you will have an opportunity for professional development and advancement to positions of greater responsibility. Many leaders with Beyond Homecare began their careers as Direct Support Professionals. Position Description A Direct Service Provider/Home Health Aid provides a number of services depending on the needs of the individual; these might include running errands, helping patients move around their homes, counseling individuals on independent living, and administering prescribed medication. Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Direct Service Provider •Helps the elderly or physically disabled move from room to room around their homes. •Assists individuals in dressing, bathing, and completing basic hygiene tasks. •Oversees any required rehabilitation exercises. •Ensure that individuals take their prescribed medications. •Prepares meals that adhere to special dietary considerations. •Assists with light cleaning and housework. •Teaches developmentally disabled adults how to adopt basic independent living skills. •Helps adults with developmental disorders learn to make a budget and complete basic household tasks. •Works with disabled children in the school system, providing support and assistance during daily activities. •Meets with family to discuss needs of patients. •Runs errands to the grocery store, laundromat, cleaners, drugstore, and other necessary locations. •Serves as a companion for the elderly who live alone. •Organizes activities for patients. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities •Demonstrates patience and compassion. •Possesses excellent interpersonal skills. •Works well with a variety of different individuals. •Possesses detailed knowledge of patient’s condition, symptoms, and medications. •Exhibits ability to think quickly and act calmly in an emergency. •Demonstrates strong organizational skills. •Communicates clearly and effectively. •Possesses strong listening skills. •Pays close attention to detail. •Possesses physical stamina required to help individuals move around. •Possesses emotional strength necessary to work with ailing patients. •Demonstrates awareness of proper first aid and emergency response procedures. •Maintains friendly and open demeanor at all times. All candidates must *Have a high school diploma or GED *Submit fingerprints for a BCI background check & have no disqualifying offenses *Be 18 years of age or older *Be willing to occasionally work evenings and/or weekends Our office is located in Urbana. We serve individuals all across Ohio and all of our providers stay connected with our online time clock system. There is no need to ever drive to our office to drop off time sheets or pick up a check. Call our office for more details.