Direct Support Professional - Hope IRA (1215)
Company: Arc of Livingston-Wyoming
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Responsible for the oversight and guidance required by each
individual's Residential Habilitation Services Plan. Staff may be
required to work holidays, weekends and awake overnight shift based
on program needs and as requested by supervisor(s). Support efforts
to enhance the quality of services to individuals by accomplishing
the mission and goals of the Arc of Livingston-Wyoming.
- Implement Residential Habilitation Services and Periodic Staff
Supports, as developed from ISP and Residential Habilitation
Service Plan for each individual served
- Ensure level of supervision meets the IPOP, MHMMP, Behavior
Support Plan and any other applicable plan. Implement individual
goals based on Service Plan(s) as developed by each individual,
family/advocate and Service Coordinator
- Ensure supervision of individuals based on each individual's
physical/medical needs, and according to the person's IPOP.
- Demonstrates adherence to the Direct Support Professional Code
of Ethics and Core Competencies.
- Responsibility for the constant monitoring of each individual's
medical needs and communicating concerns to supervisor(s) and/or
Community Services Registered Nurse
- Responsibility for successfully completing all required Agency
trainings, including any medical training based on individual's
needs (i.e. blood pressure, pulse, respiration, glucometer testing,
pace maker checks, utilizing oxygen apparatus, nebulizer
treatments, insulin injections, etc.)
- Become certified in medication administration and maintain
certification on an annual basis.
- Responsibility for administering medications, as per Agency
Policy and Procedure.
- Provides hands on assistance to ensure good personal health
care of each individual as needed. This includes showering,
bathing, oral hygiene (tooth brushing), shaving, hair combing,
toileting, toe and fingernail care, changing of adult protective
- Provide one on one assistance with dressing each individual in
age appropriate, proper fitting and seasonal attire as needed.
- Responsible for meal preparation and cooking based on each
individual's dietary needs
- Provide direct supervision and monitoring at each meal time to
prevent incidents of choking and adherence to dietary regimen,
implement family style dining
- Responsibility in completing the "Cleaning Schedule" as per
OSHA requirements Responsibility for the cleanliness of the entire
home by completing household tasks outlined on the monthly
maintenance checklist (i.e. dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping,
- Ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of all tools,
equipment (i.e. wheel chairs, walkers, hearing aids, electric tooth
brushes, shavers, etc) needed by each individual
- Responsibility for washing, drying and maintenance of all
personal clothing and bedding of each individual
- Provide transportation, assistance and support to each person
in all community cultural and educational resources, such as
libraries, restaurants, stores, medical facilities, banks,
churches, theater and social services, as desired
- Conduct fire drills as requested by supervisor, ensuring all
individuals exit home when fire alarm sounds by providing verbal
and physical assistance
- Assist and support people with interpersonal relationships in
their home and community
- Work within the constraints of the house budget by responsibly
shopping for household/grocery items
- Complete all required paperwork on daily/as needed basis (i.e.
Non-Goal Directed Progress Notes, goals, filing, etc)
- Drive Agency vehicles when needed and complete required
transportation paperwork (i.e. Daily Vehicle Reports, etc)
- Promote cooperation and successful interaction by maintaining
open and positive communication with people receiving services,
their advocates, family members, and other Agency staff
- Uphold each individual's rights
- Respect the individual's right to privacy by using written and
verbal information to ensure confidentiality
- Advocate for individual's needs, interests and desires, as
- Present and ready for work as assigned in include presenting a
- Responsibility for assisting individual's in receiving
needed/desired medical services and communicating/documenting
pertinent information as per Agency policy, as designated (i.e.
medication administration, transportation to appointments)
- Overnight employees are required to remain awake, performing
their specified job responsibilities. There is no sleeping on the
overnight shift, unless prior approval has been obtained from your
- Report for duty as scheduled. Although all employees are
assigned a home base, the location of a scheduled shift may be
subject to change according to program needs.
- Check employee email/schedule and other correspondence each
- Attend and participate in meetings, as requested
- Participates in corporate compliance and quality assurance
activities as required
- Adhere to all program policies and procedures
- Other related duties as assigned
- Participation on agency committees and at agency
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Requires attentive listening skills, excellent oral and written
communication skills and good reading abilities.
- Basic computer skills
- Be able to maintain composure during emergency/conflict
situations and be able to use sound judgment in decision
- Be a positive role model and possess good interpersonal
- Work independently.
Physical & Mental Requirements:
- Be physically able to assist individuals in transferring from
wheelchair to other seat when needed.
- May be required to prevent an adult from falling, assisting an
adult to his/her feet, etc. (adults weighing up to 200 pounds,
- Walk up and down stairs.
- Shovel and remove snow and ice from walkways and driveways when
- Maintain outside appearance of home including gardening,
weeding, trash removal, etc.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Experience with geriatric and/or individuals with developmental
disabilities, or CNA certification preferred.
- Valid NYS driver's license with safe driving record per agency
- Will be required to use office equipment, i.e., phone, copier,
fax, and computer, in addition to household appliances (i.e.,
washer/dryer, stove/oven, refrigerator, etc.).
- Work may require offsite travel to events/outings.
Saturday: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Total hours per week: 20
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