Direct Support Professional

Job Description

Council of Churches of the Ozarks is seeking a responsible and hospitable candidate to provide support to people with disabilities or elderly in a day center and community setting. Supports are provided so that the client served may achieve their highest level of independence.

The ideal candidate will provide training and supports to the assigned program participants promoting positive social interactions, planning daily activities, safety and self-help skills, cooking, personal hygiene and general daily life skills and safe transportation. Staff is to assist with providing ideas for activities and assembling supplies needed or make contact with community organizations or businesses for group outings and possible volunteer sites. Individuals have personal support or care plans in which staff are to be familiar and contribute to a therapeutic environment. Additionally, staff is to establish effective interpersonal relationships with each client, their parents and /or guardians, and other members of the support team and community. Staff is expected to positively receive and follow the direction of supervisors and positively reflect the mission of the Council of Churches.

The mission of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks is to improve the quality of life in our region through compassionate service and outreach to our most vulnerable neighbors, by doing together what can best be done together in the name of Jesus Christ.

Work involves responsibility for observing and reporting information concerning the physical, mental and behavioral condition of clients served and progress on desired “outcomes.” Close supervision and direction is received from the Medical Director, Operations Manager and Director of Daybreak.

Essential Job Duties :

  • Provides support to program participants in activity planning, personal hygiene, safety and self-help skills, cooking, personal hygiene and general daily life skills. Personal care does include transferring and lifting people by utilizing a patient lift (often referred to as a Hoyer Lift). A patient lift should be used when lifting anyone who exceeds 30% of the employee’s personal body weight or 50 lbs. If a patient lift is not available 2 staff members will lift the client using proper technique and only after receiving training.
  • Implement and record progress on outcomes outlined in personal and care plans for clients.
  • Record observations concerning client’s activities and overall wellbeing in daily logs.
  • Ensures that special diets are followed and assists those with physical support needs in eating in a dignified and hygienic manner.
  • Provides support to client in maintaining a safe and clean environment. Each staff is responsible for ensuring their group area is cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Provides supports to client in becoming an active member of the community and in participating in varied meaningful vocational, domestic, and leisure activities in the community of their choosing.
  • Assists in orientation of new employees modeling correct procedure/protocols for job tasks.
  • Takes appropriate action in case of fire and/or disaster. Encourages the development and maintenance of a safe environment including being familiar with and following evacuation plans, training program participants where to take shelter for tornado drills, etc.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory of supplies.
  • Ensures clients are treated with dignity and respect and reports any suspected abuse or neglect of clients to the Daybreak Director and completes appropriate forms including event reports or incident/injury report forms.
  • Transports program participants by safely driving a lift equipped van. The DSP is to abide by all highway safety laws, posted speed limits etc. and follow practices outlined in the class E or CDL licensure manual (CDL is not required by all DSPs). Uses safe practice in loading and unloading vehicles, tying down wheel chairs and utilizing proper seat belt restraints as per training.
  • Communicates to fellow team members in a positive and appropriate manner avoiding behavior that could be considered as sexual harassment or discriminatory harassment as outlined in the employee handbook. With this in mind, employees are expected to avoid sexually explicit or mean spirited conversation in all work related settings including on-site, in the community, internet websites, email, etc.
  • Acts in the best interest of the mission, services and reputation of the Council of Churches and Daybreak services to customers and fellow staff members in a positive manner. Customers include: program participants, guardians, community members, service coordinators and service professionals.
  • Complete other duties as required.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma from an accredited high school or equivalent (GED).
  • Ability to assess naturally occurring daily life situations and problem solve in a manner consistent with good judgement and discretion.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds individually and will seek assistance if lifting more than 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work with and respect people with disabilities and the elderly. Exercise patience when communicating with individuals who may require having repetitive questions answered, requires physical assistance completing a task, etc.
  • Ability to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Ability to apply calm rational judgement in times of crisis.
  • Has completed CPR(Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation) & 1st Aid certification or capable of successfully completing certification course.
  • Successfully complete OSHA regulations on Health and Safety including blood borne pathogens.
  • Attend workplace Harassment Training annually.
  • Attend proper lift training.
  • Successfully complete Vehicle Safety training including safe driving large vehicle, seat belts, lifts and tie downs.
  • Has Class “E” driver’s license or agrees to obtain the license within 30 days of hire.
  • Has a clean driver’s record and valid Missouri driver’s license.
  • Ability to successfully complete Abuse/Neglect training.
  • Has the ability to observe and write objective, detailed description of observations.
  • Must have a “clean” background check consistent with DMH & DHSS regulations.

Application Procedure: This is a non-exempt, full-time position with competitive pay. Submit letter of interest and resume to the Human Resources Department, Council of Churches of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 3947, Springfield, MO 65808 No phone calls please.

*The Council of Churches of the Ozarks is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability status of qualified individuals.

*Applicant must successfully complete a drug screen and background investigation.

Job Type: Full-time

Development Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Council of Churches of the Ozarks is now accepting applications for a full time Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator will be an integral part of the development team to support and implement fundraising efforts for the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and the nine Outreach Services.This position will support the development efforts with a special focus on annual operations fundraising including grant management, special events, and direct mail appeals.

This position performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the mission and core values of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks (CCO).

The mission of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks is to improve the quality of life in our region through compassionate service and outreach to our most vulnerable neighbors, by doing together what can best be done together in the name of Jesus Christ.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages special events and fundraisers for CCO and Outreach Services.
  • Responsible for volunteer cultivation and management for special events.
  • Develops written communications primarily for direct mail appeals.
  • Manages the annual Grant Calendar for submission, delivery, packaging, and reporting requirements.
  • Works with Outreach Services Directors, Chief Development Officer and Grant Writer for compiling data, statistics, stories, and reporting to support the grant proposal.
  • Researches and identifies funding opportunities from private and public foundations and/or entities.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in non-profit, marketing, communications, journalism, hospitality management or equivalent work experience along with two or more years prior fundraising experience with a non-profit, especially in an annual fund capacity is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including a strong working knowledge of the English language and grammar.
  • Candidate must demonstrate excellent writing skills, editing, and proofreading skills in a variety of mediums for communication.
  • Intrinsically motivated with little required supervision to complete assigned tasks.
  • Ability to work within a team atmosphere in achieving goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and presentational skills to small and large groups.
  • Event management experience from initial planning to implementation.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and quickly solve problems especially as it relates to special event planning.

Application Procedure: This is a full-time position with competitive pay. Business hours are from 8:00 am-4:30 pm Monday thru Friday with some outside events on the weekends required. Submit letter of interest and resume to the Human Resources Department, Council of Churches of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 3947, Springfield, MO 65808 or email. No phone calls please.

The Council of Churches of the Ozarks is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability status of qualified individuals.

Applicants must successfully complete a drug screen and background investigation.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • fundraising: 2 years

Accounting Clerk

Job Description:

The Council of Churches is now accepting applications for the part-time position of Accounting Clerk. This position requires applicants to have a fundamental foundation of accounting principles and practices and will provide Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Bank/Cash Reconciliations support for Council of Churches of the Ozarks (Central Office and 9 Outreach Services).

This position performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the mission and core values of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks (CCO).

The mission of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks is to improve the quality of life in our region through compassionate service and outreach to our most vulnerable neighbors, by doing together what can best be done together in the name of Jesus Christ.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have the ability to accurately utilize ten-key equipment.
  • Knowledge of computer information systems to input financial data, including but not limited to excel and word computer programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all employees.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Essential Functions:

  • Review and match all invoices to proper documentation.
  • Check invoices and check requests for proper coding to the general ledger accounts.
  • Ensure all vendors are set up with proper information for 1099 requirements. Collect W-9’s from all vendors.
  • Respond to all vendors’ inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Monitor monthly and recurring invoices to ensure proper payment. Follows up with vendors.
  • Monitor the Payables Trial Balance and ensure any old and outstanding invoices are current.
  • Monitor and keep a record of expenses from year to year on employee functions.
  • Work with the Accounting Manager to obtain all necessary information and explanations. This also includes notification of any fluctuations in invoices.
  • Responsible for reconciling accounting records to internal fundraising software records.
  • Responsible for bank account reconciliations and monitoring outstanding checks.
  • Responsible for acquiring daily bank deposit details and entering data into accounting system in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Apply all payments to the correct customer accounts.
  • Maintain cash applications and customer account reconciliations and chargeback’s.
  • Participate in annual external audit.

General Duties:

  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with directors and staff of all Outreach Services.
  • Other Duties as assigned.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information.

Application Procedure: This is a Part-time position with competitive pay. The position will be 20 hours per week with a negotiable schedule within the hours of 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Submit letter of interest and resume to the Human Resources Department, Council of Churches of the Ozarks, P.O. Box 3947, Springfield, MO 65808 or email. No phone calls please.

The Council of Churches of the Ozarks is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability status of qualified individuals.

Applicants must successfully complete a drug screen and background investigation.

Job Type: Part-time

Experience:

  • Accounting: 3 years