April 24, 2023
    Madison, South Dakota
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    The Team Leader directly supervises Direct Support Professional staff; assures proper implementation of policies & procedures; supervises & assists in the coordination and implementation of Individual Program Plans that include programs in activities of daily living, community integration, socialization, and health management so highest quality of life is afforded the participants who are supported. The Team Leader is responsible for the overall operation of one community residential setting. Full-time, non-exempt position.

    What you do! 

    • Able to use Microsoft Office programs, Therap documentation, email, and phone systems.
    • Advocates for the needs of the individuals residing within the home.
    • Manages individuals’ finances per established procedures.
    • Completes household operations, including but not limited to:  cooking, cleaning, laundry, ordering groceries and supplies as necessary.
    • Identifies and responds to individual needs in emotional and social areas; however, intervention in these areas does not fall within the meaning of psychotherapy.
    • Performs tasks, which fall within Category II of infection control; may include exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue.
    • Complete all ARSD training requirements within the required period of time.
    • Maintain a flexible schedule, which may include working weekends and holidays. Responsible for 24-hour on-call coverage and respond to issues as necessary.


    • Responsible for the training, supervision, evaluation, and management of the Direct Support Professional staff.
    • Assures 24-hour coverage of the home and monitors services across multiple shifts.
    • Maintains staffing levels according to budgetary and safety guidelines per policies.
    • Assures that the appearance of the house and grounds meet standards for sanitation and infection control.

    Individual Services:

    • Performs, oversees and trains direct care duties for participants living in the home.
    • Assists in the development, implementation, and monitoring Individual Service Plan (ISP), to include staff training on implementation of plans.
    • Actively participates at participant meetings.
    • Develops, trains, and monitors individual programs as outlined in the ISP.
    • Completes assessments as required to oversee and monitor services.
    • Completes documentation according to regulatory requirements.
    • AND MORE!

    Program Service:

    • At times, you may provide assistance with maintaining contact with natural supports (i.e. family, friends, co-workers, church congregation, etc.)
    • Assists with meal preparation and cleaning in accordance with the person’s plan.
    • Knows and teaches boundaries-hugging, personal space, privacy. Teach alternative ways to show affection such as shaking hands, side hugs, high fives etc.
    • Teaches self-advocacy, and rights. Acts as an advocate for people you support when necessary.
    • Assists with personal cares and grooming specific to each participant’s plan.
    • AND MORE!


    • Ability to read, understand & implement participant’s individual support plan, to include, but not limited to: Service Objective, Teaching/Behavioral Objectives & Goals.
    • Report incidents reports as they arise.  Reports can be done through utilization of written report form and/or computer IR database system.
    • Documentation according to regulatory requirements using Therap program on computer.
    • Verbally communicate with staff, participants, guardians, community members & other service providers.
    • AND MORE!

    Customer/Human Relations:

    • Communicates effectively with participants, Valiant Living staff, families, interdisciplinary team members, and community members, both verbally and in writing.
    • Responds to communication (phone, electronic, etc.) in a timely manner.
    • Responds to participant complaints in a timely and professional manner, while assessing for necessary system changes, training and monitoring of programs.
    • Displays cooperative, supportive, and positive conduct and presents self as an effective role model in representing Valiant Living, Inc.

    What you need!

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Must be 18 years of age. Bachelor’s degree in human services related field preferred.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in DSP Competencies. 2 years proven Supervisory/Management experience preferred.
    • Ability to complete mandatory orientation training, First Aid & CPR training, in-service training, and state Medication Administration certification.
    • Valid driver’s license & maintain safe driving record in order to be insurable for all company vehicles.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks. Excellent problem solving, decision making and organizational skills.
    • Ability to read, write, and speak the English language adequately to respond to individual’s needs.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; listens accurately and responsively.
    • Respond to communication in a timely manner and review e-mail daily. Ability to see and hear in order to make assessments.
    • Respond to emergencies in accordance with procedures and guidelines.
    • Use a computer for required documentation, communication, and other assessments.
    • Operate and maintain household, office, and facility equipment.
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs. to 60 lbs. (depending on job location). Ability to stand/walk for 75% of shift. Performs lifting, moving, flexing, bending, crouching, and kneeling. Uses gait belts and lift apparatus safely, and able to train DSP and DSA for proper lift and gait belt use.
    • Pass background check that meets policy and a negative result for a post-offer drug test.

    Our Environment/Working Conditions:

    • Conditions vary according to participant’s plan and needs.
    • Flexible work schedules to meet participant’s needs.
    • Pushing wheelchairs and able to assist participants with mobility. Ability to assist participants with transferring utilizing lifts, utilizing gait belt.
    • Possible exposure to blood borne pathogens & bodily fluids. Possible exposure to profanity, violent, and/or offensive behavior from participants.
    • Ability to bend/twist, squat, reach above shoulders, use hand/wrist to support weight occasionally
    • Depth perception that allows for judging distance and space. Ability to complete gross and fine motor activities with hands and fingers frequently.

    What you get!

    offers excellent compensation $24-$25/hour with 1.5 times hourly rate for hours worked on weekends with benefits ~ health, dental, vision insurance, company paid $50K life insurance, company paid STD/LTD for FT staff, 401K retirement plan, 2 weeks vacation 1st year, sick leave accrual, 9 paid holidays,




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