Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Come work in an environment where we truly value and respect those
we serve and believe in the mission that all people can achieve a
higher level of wellness and independence. Our vision is to help
make this a world where people lead meaningful, independent lives.
If you are looking for a place to work where you can establish a
career that is filled with purpose, this is the job for you.
The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including
competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental
insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.
Starting salary of $ 2,706.35
The Direct Support Professional IV Campus/Shift Coordinator
performs advanced work organizing, coordinating and overseeing
activities and ensuring facility-wide staff coverage at the State
Supported Living Center. Coordinates all shift activities within
residential services. Continuously monitors the homes, infirmary,
activity centers, and grounds, watching for unusual occurrences and
addressing emergencies and incidents immediately upon discovery or
notification. Ensures that care, treatment, and support activities
are ongoing at the facility. Provides coaching and in-service
training to staff when needed. Ensures adequate staff coverage,
assists with personnel issues, and ensures client protection. Makes
staff reassignment decisions and client supervision determinations.
Monitors the use of restraints. Document daily issues, concerns and
incidents for further review. Serves as the contact person for
Abuse/Neglect allegations and as the first responding staff on the
scene of a critical incident. Works closely and collaboratively
with administrative/supervisory staff to coordinate and monitor
service delivery, conducting special targeted reviews or audits of
identified areas when requested. Serves as
home supervisor for a home/unit when needed due to prolonged
vacancy, at the discretion of facility management. Works under
limited supervision with the considerable use of initiative and
independent judgment. This position is required to drive a
Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a
specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule,
extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave
policy and performs other duties as assigned.
Ensures adequate facility coverage and staff/individual ratios.
Moves staff where needed to ensure appropriate coverage to meet the
needs of the facility. Reassigns staff to non-contact positions in
accordance with agency and local policy and procedures.
Communicates issues with the appropriate administrator when
necessary to facilitate calling in additional staff and/or holding
staff over. Assists with personnel issues such as resolving staff
conflicts and providing worker compensation materials.
Completes routine, ongoing monitoring of homes, infirmary, activity
centers and grounds, addressing unusual occurrences, emergencies,
and incidents immediately upon discovery. Documents findings, makes
reports, and communicates issues to appropriate administrator.
Observes and reports physical plant issues to ensure that the
facility maintains a safe and sanitary living environment for
Ensures the effective delivery of care, treatment, and support
activities are ongoing at the facility by observing and monitoring
the activities and work behaviors of direct support staff during
campus rounds. Provides on-the-job coaching and in-services as
needed to improve work performance. Documents staff performance
issues, and issues with individuals/residents for effective
communication with and follow up by other administrative and
Serves as contact person for abuse/neglect allegations, serious
incidents and responds immediately to ensure the safety and health
of individuals. Monitors and documents the use of restraints and
may be required to participate in restraints.
Serves as the first responding staff on the scene of a critical
incident. Coordinates and/or assists with unusual incidents to
ensure compliance with appropriate rules and standards.
Conducts special audits/reviews and monitoring as scheduled or
requested by facility administration to ensure on-going service
delivery and the health and safety of individuals served and to
improve the quality of services at areas targeted for improvement
through facility corrective action plans. Instructs, trains, and
provides in-service to facility staff on approved policies,
procedures and guidelines.
If required by facility administration, serves as a home supervisor
for a home/unit due to prolonged vacancy, performing administrative
and programming duties that include supervising and evaluating
direct care staff within the unit.
Attends meetings, serves on committee, and performs other specific
tasks when directed by the supervisor.
Provides assistance in transporting of individuals going on
scheduled activities and in emergency situations, as needed.
Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively
participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the
agency?s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or
Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may
require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of individual care techniques and of treatment, therapy,
and developmental programs.
Knowledge, or ability to gain knowledge, of the facility policies
Knowledge of basic scheduling techniques, considerations, and
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and
Skill in using good judgment and making effective decisions when
dealing with unusual/critical incidents.
Skill in working effectively with others and as a member of a
Skills in effectively communicating the need for overtime work and
engendering staff buy-in.
Ability to react quickly and calmly in an emergency.
Ability to train staff in job related subject areas.
Ability to master basic techniques of individual care and
Ability to be flexible in handling work assignments.
Ability to provide individual care, to administer first aid or
cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to conduct Safety Utilization of
Strength and flexibility to safely perform Cardiopulmonary
Resuscitation (CPR) and Safety Utilization of Restraint (SUR)
techniques to restrain and prevent harm to that individual or
others until the harmful/violent behavior subsides.
Physical ability to perform direct contact duties and to complete
regular rounds over a wide area.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Must possess valid Texas driver?s license or obtain it no later
than 90 days after hire date. Applicants with an out-of-state
driver?s license must provide an original certified driving record
from the state of driving licensure. Eligible driving record
required based on HHSC Fleet Management policy.
Initial Selection Criteria:
High school graduation or high school equivalency (e.g. GED) is
Two (2) years? experience working in the field related to this
position (working with people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities, mental health issues and/or physical
Experience in a lead and/or supervisory role.
Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check,
pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the
Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aide,
Medication Aide, Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG List of Excluded
Individuals / Entities.
Males between the ages of 18 ? 25 must be registered with the
All state supported living center employees are subject to random
Flexibility in work hours may be required for this position. The
position may be required to work overtime and/or extended
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered
for employment at a state-operated facility.
All new hire candidates will be required to receive COVID-19
medical screening (nasal test) as part of the due diligence
There are no Military occupations that relate to the initial
selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for
this position. For additional information see the Texas State
Auditor?s Military Crosswalk at
HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation
with you on your first day of work.
- Click here to download the I-9 form.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS
agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring
and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability.
If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact
the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are
contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in
the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the
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