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Direct Support Professional - Community Habilitation

Company: Ibero-American Action League, Inc.
Location: Rochester
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Direct Support Professional Community Habilitation 04/2021 _____


Home and Community Based Services Full-Time


Community Habilitation Coordinator Non-Exempt___



Under the supervision of the Community Habilitation Coordinator, the Direct Support Professional Community Habilitation is responsible for ensuring delivery of quality services to all individuals served. The Direct Support Professional will be part of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide training, guidance and support to community-based adults using principles of individual choice and skill enhancement to assist them in living independently as outlined in their staff action plan.
  • Support people in learning skills and obtaining the support needed to pursue personal interests, integration and independence.
  • Provides training and guidance both in home and in the community to assist people living at home with their family in having a coordinated effort of services.
  • Actively participates in the development, implementation and documentation of treatment or habilitation plans.
  • Assists in planning and promoting recreation-based activities based on each person's needs.
  • Maintains up-to-date daily program notes, progress notes and billing for each program participant as assigned.
  • Submits daily notes, progress notes and billing by the 3rd of each month to program coordinator.
  • Submits summaries by the 10th of each month to program coordinator for review.
  • As needed, transports individuals to/ from various activities, including volunteer activities, and any other goal set in their staff action plan.
  • Ensures that fire safety needs are met, by assessing and revising it with their family.
  • Attends mandatory training and/or meetings as scheduled.
  • Maintains up to date all necessary first aid and CPR certifications.
  • All other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


This position exercises considerable initiative and independence in setting goals, accomplishing activities and completing individuals goals. Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Direct Support Professional Community Habilitation will maintain a professional and responsible work environment for the program.

Position Qualifications:

Competency Statement(s)

  • Support a person's unique capacities, personality and potential
  • Getting to know a person through assessment/discovery
  • Promoting advocacy with the individual
  • Facilitating personal growth and development
  • Facilitation of supports and services
  • Building and maintaining relationships

Competency Statement(s) Continued:

  • Creating meaningful communication
  • Develop professional relationships
  • Exhibit professional behavior
  • Show respect for diversity and inclusion
  • Create meaningful documentation reports
  • Education, training and self-development activities
  • Organizational participation
  • Exhibit ethical behavior on the job
  • Promote positive behavior and support
  • Supports health and wellness
  • Prevents, recognizes and reports abuse
  • Supports crisis prevention, intervention and resolution
  • Supports safety
  • Ensures safety of individuals during environmental emergencies
  • Supports people to live in the home of their choice
  • Supports active participation in the community
  • Supports employment, education and career goal attainment

Skills and Abilities:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid NYS driver's license
  • 6 months experience working with community human service providers and working with Developmentally Disabled population
  • Bilingual preferred, not required
  • Basic cooking skills
  • A combination of training and experience other than the specified, if judged to be adequate for the job, may be accepted by the President and CEO

Physical Demands:

The position does require occasional standing, squatting, lifting of up to approximately 40 lbs.

Ibero American Action League is committed to the policy of equal employment opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition, gender identity or expression, carrier status, domestic violence victim status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.

Keywords: Ibero-American Action League, Inc., Rochester , Direct Support Professional - Community Habilitation, Other , Rochester, New York

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