Direct Support Professional

Full Time
Haverstraw, Rockland County
Posted 10 months ago

Job Features

Job CategoryBiomedical
Job Description:Staff will have daily contact with Residence Manager and individuals. Residence Manager will provide supervision and individuals will receive care and supervision. Regular contact will occur with service providers in the community, as well as, school, day program and transportation staff.
Essential Functions:-Ensure appropriate supervision, health and safety of individuals; Implement Individual Plan of Protective Oversight. -Advocate for individuals in the community (medical appointments, church, recreation activities etc). - Ensure individual’s plan of care is implemented. - Ensure that individual medication is administered as prescribed. - Assist in daily living skills (e.g. personal hygiene, food preparation, house keeping, laundry, shopping) - Maintain facility in compliance with the OPWDD and COA standards. - Facilitate individual’s learning and skill training in fire safety. - Implementation and documentation of individual’s goals. - Complete daily progress notes and other individual logs. - Maintain updated certifications in CPR/first aid, SCIP, and AMAP. - Provide atmosphere conducive to positive behavior. - Observe, report regressive and unusual behavior and work cooperatively with clinical staff. - Planning and preparing balanced meals. - Cleaning and maintaining of the residential unit. - Assist individuals with the purchase of groceries, clothing, hygiene supplies and other items needed. - Attends appropriate workshops, trainings, and meetings. - Assist in providing spiritual development. - Assist in providing ethical and moral values. - Transport and escort individuals on recreational activities, medical appointment, home visits, etc - Assist in development of social skills. - Remain on shift until your relief has arrived. - Complete job related tasks as needed.
Other Requirements:AMAP, SCIP, CPR, and First Aid Certifications preferred. Clean and valid New York State Driver’s License required. Experience working with adults that have developmental disabilities.
Qualifications Required:Education: HS Graduate or Equivalent or better in General. Licenses & Certifications: Driver's License

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