The Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our team as a Direct Support Professional Lead. This position works with persons with developmental disabilities in structured daily activities designed to teach them applicable daily living skills. This position participates in the implementation of the member's behavioral treatment programs; facilitates social interactions and activities and helps implement the member's Individual Support Plan (ISP). This position attends ISP meetings, provides basic care and program reviews for the member; assists members with motion exercises under the direction of a professional therapist; makes and attends medical appointments; ensures the member's health, safety and quality of life is in his/her environment. Responsible for maintenance of living environment; planning and implementing excursion and activities, dispensing medications, planning and preparing meals. Assists in implementing behavior building plans with members who may have challenging behaviors including aggression. This position provides support in administrative tasks, such as vehicle reports, adaptive aid equipment tracking and member book audits.
In the absence of the supervisor, this position works as the lead or in-charge person; monitors and directs staff; provides staff training, ensures there is adequate staff coverage and compliance with required regulations. Flexibility in schedule (i.e., work different shift, overtime, and change work locations) as these are 24-hour residential settings. Most schedules worknights, weekends, and holidays. Requires lifting/carrying at least 50 lbs. and pushing/pulling at least 50 lbs.
The Arizona Department of Economic Security offers a comprehensive benefit package to include:
• Career Advancement & Employee Development Opportunities
• Flexible schedules to create a work/life balance
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Stipend Opportunities
• Infant at Work Program
• Rideshare and Public Transit Subsidy
• Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision
• Life and Disability Insurance
* Critical Services Premium Pay Stipend
This position may be eligible to receive a temporary stipend of 10% in addition to base pay beginning in December 2021. If eligible, the temporary stipend amount will be calculated using the employee's base rate of pay and will be reflected in each paycheck.
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
State employees are required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS), the State sponsored retirement contribution plan and the Long-Term (LTD) program after a 27-week waiting period. The ASRS defined benefit plan provides for the life-long income upon retirement. You will also have the option to participate in a voluntary deferred compensation program to take advantage of tax-deferred retirement investments.
On, or shortly after, your first day of work you will be provided with additional information about the available insurance plans, enrollment instructions, submission deadlines and effective dates.
For questions about this career opportunity please contact Ariana Dominguez at 480-790-1749 or ArianaDominguez@azdes.gov. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 480-790-1749 or ArianaDominguez@azdes.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress. Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.