DSP II - Active Treatment Assistant(SIGN ON BONUS)
Company: Texas Health & Human Services Commission
Location: El Paso
Posted on: August 6, 2022
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.
The state supported living centers serve people with intellectual
and developmental disabilities who are medically fragile or who
have behavioral problems. The centers provide campus-based direct
services and supports at 13 centers located throughout the state.
Learn About Our State Supported Living Centers
The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees. HHSC is a
qualifying organization for the Federal Public Service Loan
Forgiveness Program, which forgives the remaining balance on
college student Direct Loans after making 120 qualifying monthly
payments. We also offer excellent health benefits, a lifetime
monthly retirement annuityas well as 401(k) and 457 Programs under
the Employees Retirement System of Texas.
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 Active Treatment Coordinator works under the direct supervision
of the Active Treatment Coordinator Supervisor. Works under
moderate supervision with moderate latitude for the use of
initiative and independent judgment. The Active Treatment
Coordinator performs moderately complex human services support work
to include but not limited to: Organizing and coordinating leisure
activities for individuals served which is age appropriate, based
on their individualized interests, and is meaningful in reaching
their goals. Monitoring that individuals served are provided with a
variety of quality leisure opportunities on campus, as well as in
the local community settings. Providing information to individuals
served and responsible staff, regarding activities being offered on
and off campus. Following-up with individuals served and staff to
verify quality of activities and services and assist with adjusting
activities and services to better meet the individuals needs and
preferences. Preparing and providing feedback reports to the Active
Treatment Coordinator Supervisor regarding the on-going monitoring
of activities and services offered. Working closely with the Active
Treatment Coordinator Supervisor and Recreation Program Manager.
Maintaining inventory and ordering recreational supplies on each
home in their respective unit assigned. Developing initiative and
imaginative ideas to insure individuals are engaged in meaningful
and functional activities. Monitoring scheduled activities to
ensure quality delivery of active treatment services. This position
is required to drive a state-owned vehicle.
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.
Establish and maintain positive, supportive relationships with
individuals served, family members and friends, and employees.
Coordinates activities for individuals living at the State
Supported Living Center that is appropriate to their level of
Providing oversight as activities are conducted and following-up to
ensure quality active treatment and services are provided that meet
with individuals' satisfaction.
Prepares written documentation and reports, regarding monitoring of
activities provided and outcomes of observations, quarterly or as
Maintains professional and effective communications with Active
Treatment Coordinator Supervisor, Recreational Program Manager and
Ensures the availability of supplies and resources necessary for
functional and appropriate activities.
Provides assistance, as needed, in transporting of individuals
going on scheduled activities and in emergency situations.
Inspect work spaces and equipment for hazardous conditions, taking
necessary action to correct any unsafe conditions. Reports unsafe
conditions as needed to immediate supervisor.
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:
Ability to demonstrate dedication to public service and care for
people with developmental disabilities, commitment to excellence in
service delivery, personal integrity and recognition of the
individual worth and common needs of all people and should have a
history of establishing positive relationships with individuals,
family members and friends and co-workers.
Knowledge of individual care techniques and treatment, therapy, and
Ability to provide individual care, administer first aid or
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), to conduct Safe Use of
Restraint (SUR), to communicate effectively, and to train
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
Valid Texas driver's license or ability to obtain it no later than
90 days after hire date, is required. 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
Initial Selection Criteria:
One year experience in direct individual care work or graduation
from a standard senior high school or equivalent Additional
Requisition Number 523860
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 and Employee Misconduct and HHS OIG List of
Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18 - 25
must be registered with the Selective Service.
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 hours.
Must be willing to work weekends and holidays.
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
Personal protective equipment required and provided
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place
Vaccines available for employees
There are no Military occupations that relate to the initial
selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for
this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and
veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this
position. For additional information, see the Texas State Auditor's
Military Crosswalk at
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with you on your first day of work.
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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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