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Residential Direct Support Professional

Johnson County Government
USD $20.60/Hr.-USD $27.87/Hr.
United States, Kansas, Lenexa
Jun 17, 2024

Residential Direct Support Professional



Healthcare, Welfare, and Social Services

Benefits Category
Full Time - Regular (Full Benefits)


Salary Min
USD $20.60/Hr.

Salary Max
USD $27.87/Hr.

Organizational Unit
Developmental Supports

Work Schedule

Driving Status
Intermediate (5%-25%)

Additional Locations



A career with Johnson County Government is more than just a job, it is an opportunity to serve a diverse and expanding community in meaningful ways. We challenge ourselves to be a different kind of government because we care deeply about our community and each other. Committed to our shared values, we provide excellent public service, seeking always to improve ourselves and our organization. We offer wonderful benefits, retirement plans, wellness incentives, a great organizational culture, and much more! If you're searching for something more than just a job, something akin to a calling, then consider the challenge and opportunity of being a member of Johnson County Government!

Job Description

Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of on-call Direct Support Professional for their residential services division. JCDS serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We focus on individuals' abilities, provide choice driven supports, and advocate alongside people to live and work in our community. We aspire to build a community that promotes, supports, and embraces people of all abilities. Direct Support Professionals are responsible for the delivery of services with JCDS. We are always looking for great people and have multiple openings for this job.

    Provides, assists with, or coaches individuals on personal care needs with limited supervision; provides crisis interventions, including physical intervention and restraint to ensure the safety of individuals; monitors and/or administers medication as prescribed; monitors and documents mental and physical condition of individuals.
  • Teaches, coaches and provides guidance and support on various skills to enable productive lives of individuals; assists individual and family members to identify strategies or treatment options and participates in the development and modification of plans to regain ability to make independent choices and promote coping skills; develops and maintains a positive and effective relationship with service recipients, families, and other service providers, serving as the main point of contact.
  • Organizes and participates in meetings related to care coordination; completes documentation for direct services provided to ensure timely and accurate completion.
  • Transports individuals receiving services to appointments, activities, and/or work.

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Job Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements:

High School diploma or equivalent is required and a valid driver's license and good driving record are required. One year of experience working in a human services field is preferred.

Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions. Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.

Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:

Lifting: 50lbs.

Exposure to hazardous materials (bodily fluids).

All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.