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DSP (Direct Support Professional) – Full-Time/Part-Time

SUMMARY: To assist in the provision of community-based experiences with adults who are disabled. As a Direct Support Professional, maturity, responsibility, sensitivity, and the ability to work independently are essential traits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and/or RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provide instructional activities both center-based and community-based, which will develop new skills and/or enhance existing skills related to fuller community inclusion.
  • Provide direct, hands-on personal care required by each person (may include lifting, and transferring).
  • Provide opening and closing Door Duty/Transportation as assigned.
  • Support program areas to cover staff absences, both scheduled and unscheduled.
  • Support individuals with disabilities in developing and refining skills promoting health, safety, and functional independence.
  • Assist in the implementation of ISP (Individual Service Plan) goals within a group setting or in one to one situations.
  • Educate the general public as to the value of integrating individuals with disabilities into community life.
  • Incorporate individual choice and decision making into all phases of planning.
  • Participate in initiating new methods and/or ideas that will lead to more effective learning for the individual.
  • Maintain records, charts, billing, and progress notes (written and/or electronic) for assigned individuals.
  • Operate program vehicles in transporting participants for off-site activities.
  • Collaborate with Service Coordinators, Production Supervisors, and the Health and Safety Coordinator as individuals’ needs require.
  • Participate in meetings on a daily basis.
  • Augment current job knowledge by participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, etc. conducted both within the agency and outside the agency.
  • Other duties as assigned by Program Coordinator.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High School diploma or equivalent. Experience working on a team. Experience with those who are disabled is preferred, but not required. Basic writing abilities. A clean, valid New York State Driver’s License. Ability to pass required background check

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