Paraprofessional (Hays, Russell) - $1000 Sign On Bonus!

Apply for the position, Paraprofessional (Hays, Russell) - $1000 Sign On Bonus!, with Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas today or contact Michelle Bland for more information. Posted Sep 1, 2021.

Covid-19 vaccination incentive available to fully vaccinated staff. Vaccination is encouraged, but not required.

Newly hired staff eligible for a $1000 Sign On Bonus!

Benefits available include sick and vacation time, Health/Dental/Prescription coverage through BCBS, Vision through Vision Care Direct, Aflac Policies, FSA/HSA, company paid life insurance, and retirement through KPERS

DSNWK is also a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For more information on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program available to employees visit: https://studentaid.gov/pslf/ 
 
Job Summary:
Assist individuals served in the development of personal, social, and communication skills.  This is accomplished through group or individualized instruction conducted in the community and/or the developmental center.  The treatment of individuals served with dignity and respect is a prime responsibility.

Essential Functions:
Develop, research, and follow all lesson plans and teaching objectives as outlined by the Day Coordinator. Ensure Lab Experiences are completed when appropriate.

Complete all daily paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.

Practice, monitor and ensure quality teaching of skills to persons served to include recognizing opportunities to teach, providing rationales, offering positive reinforcement and encouraging decision making skills by each individual.

Provide assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) to include support and supervision during meal times, class times and transportation etc.

As necessary, implement crisis intervention strategies including physical restraint, lifting and transferring of persons served, according to agency policy.

Provide transportation of individuals served in agency vehicles as needed.

Familiarize self with the rights of individuals served and ensure these rights are maintained at all times through appropriate verbal and physical interactions.

Ensure individuals served are treated with dignity and respect to include using a respectful tone, giving full consideration and attention to each person served and providing opportunities and options that promote independence.

Job Specifications:
Education - High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

Experience - Prior personal or job related exposure to people with developmental disabilities is preferred.

Extent of physical effort required - Routine job requirements. Frequent physical intervention (i.e. assisted or unassisted lifting and transferring; physical restraint). Must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted.
 
Paraprofessional (Hays, Russell) - $1000 Sign On Bonus!
Full Time
Michelle Bland
Sep 1, 2021
May 23, 2022
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