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Direct Support Professional

Malone, NY | Full Time
19 Days Ago

Job Description

$500.00 SIGN-ON & REFERRAL BONUS

SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:

A Direct Support Professional ensures individuals' health, safety and welfare, enhances the quality of individuals' lives, and supports community inclusion.

Direct Support Professional - Community Supports provides individualized services and supports to people who receive Community Habilitation, Respite, or Day Habilitation without walls as outlined in Life Plan. Must have own transportation to be used to transport people. Mileage will be reimbursed at agency rate. Direct Support Professional reports to the Manager of Community Supports.

Essential Functions (Job Duties)

  • Provide first aid as needed reporting nursing and medical needs to a supervisor as needed.
  • Provide support to people with daily living skills.
  • Assist people with all aspects of personal care using appropriate level of privacy.
  • Assist with lifting, transferring and positioning as necessary.
  • Intervene and assist in crisis situations, accessing appropriate resources as needed.
  • Provide support for people to access their communities.
  • Provide support for valued outcome as written by Habilitation Coordinator in the Staff Action Plan.
  • Communicate programming information to Habilitation Coordinator and Manager as needed.
  • Demonstrate cultural beliefs in daily interactions.
  • Ensure safety of people by providing the prescribed level of supervision and safeguards at all times.
  • Follow behaviors plans and crisis management plans as written.
  • Participate in staff and team meetings.
  • Attend appropriate training in accordance with the agency's personnel policies and maintain required certifications.
  • Perform any related duties as assigned.

Complete timely and accurate documentation as required.

  • Complete timely and accurately document as required, document service delivery as per policy and procedure manual.
  • Maintain expected standards of productivity.

Miscellaneous

  • Follow universal precautions protocols.
  • Demonstrate flexibility with scheduling.
  • Protect persons confidentiality.
  • Participate in required trainings.
  • Professionally represent Citizen Advocates, Inc. with families, other organizations and the community.
  • Follow program policy and procedure manual as written.

Required Education and Experience

  1. High school diploma or GED with...
  2. One year experience working with people with developmental disabilities/mental health needs.

Citizen Advocates, Inc. is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon Citizen Advocates, Inc.'s receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

Company Overview

  • Website citizenadvocates.net
  • Headquarters MALONE, NY
  • Size 500 - 1,000
  • Founded 1975
  • Type
  • CEO GREGORY I LANGDON
  • Revenue $10M - $50M
  • Industry Healthcare
  • About citizen advocates, inc

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