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Direct Support Professional

Company: Utah State University
Location: Logan
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

The Direct Support Professionals will provide care for people with disabilities. We are hiring to fill positions in our Day Program. Our Day Program runs M-F, 9 am-3 pm.+ Must be willing to toilet, feed, transfer, transport and otherwise care for people with disabilities.+ Other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications:+ Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check+ Valid Utah driver's license to transport clients as needed.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:+ Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.+ Strong organizational skills.+ Attention to detail.+ Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.+ Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.+ Excellent interpersonal abilities.+ Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings.+ Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers.+ Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks.+ Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.+ Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.+ Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.Along with the online application, please attach:+ Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under "Resume/CV"**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**$16.00 per HourThe environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).The Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice is Utah's federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). The IDRPP was established in 1972 and was the first UCEDD program in the U.S. to focus on the educational and social needs of children and adults with disabilities. The IDRPP has since grown into one of the largest UCEDD programs in the nation and is recognized as a pioneer in research, training, technical assistance, and services for children and adults with disabilities, families, and the professionals who serve them.The IDRPP is committed to hiring qualified people with disabilities, veterans, and individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds. We recognize that diversity makes us stronger, and we welcome applicants who bring something different and unique to our organization. We value creativity, loyalty, and hard work. We believe that we can change the world and make it a better, more inclusive place for everyone and we want to hire people who also believe that they can make a difference. We have high standards and we hire exceptional people.Mission:We are working together to create inclusive communities and improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families through sustainable innovation, collaborative research, responsive service, and interdisciplinary training and education.Values:We Innovate: We lead by developing dynamic, sustainable, forward-thinking programs and services.We Include: We demonstrate how to effectively work toward inclusive communities in our planning, programs, and services. We celebrate diversity in ability, race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, sexual orientation, politics, and religion. We Collaborate: We forge partnerships. Working together makes us more effective and responsive to the current needs of our clients and communities.We Care: We do what we do because we care. We are making the world a better place for people with disabilities and their families.Funding StatementThe Institute for Disability Research, Policy, & Practice is one of the largest research and outreach centers at USU, and we are largely funded through grants, contracts, and fee-for-service programs. All staff positions at the IDRPP are contingent upon funding, and all senior staff at the IDRPP with graduate degrees are responsible for helping to generate funding to support our operations and growth.College HighlightsThe Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provides students with real-world service and research opportunities.Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah's land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 "very high research activity" by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.USU's statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master's and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university's ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.USU Land AcknowledgmentPlease visit our website to learn about Utah State's land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.Notice of Non-discriminationIn its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU's non-discrimination policies:Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.govU.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov*updated 04/18/2022Requisition ID: 2022-5285 Street: 8800 Old Main Hill Job Classification: Non-Benefited Percent of Time or Hours per Week: Up to 29 Hours per Week Name: E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs Name: Inst for Disabil Res Policy & Pract

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