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Direct Support Professional

Company: Mary Cariola Center
Location: Henrietta
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

The Mary Cariola Center is looking for you to join our team of Direct Support Professionals. Our DSPs work with children and young adults with disabilities in a group home setting. Our goal is to help our residents reach their maximum independence, enjoy all the things that their community has to offer, and live in a safe clean, and fun environment. *Duties and Responsibilities* Facilitates active participation of the residents by implementing their individual program plan in their home and out in their community. Completes the necessary training to be able to work closely with fellow staff, as well as, work one-on-one with a resident in an isolated environment within the house or out in the community. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, engaging in necessary lifting, moving and positioning tasks; facilitating improved gross motor, fine motor and range of motion skills; promoting self care, activities of daily living and personal hygiene; fostering receptive and expressive communication through many different avenues such as, sign language, pictograms, electronic devices, etc; assisting with meals through modeling appropriate behavior, therapeutic feeding and use of therapeutic equipment; assisting with recreational activities and facilitating active engagement in community outings; accurate and consistent implementation of behavior support plans/SCIP-r. Accurately and consistently completes all required documentation practices. Facilitates and/or provides for the personal and physical care needed by each individual including tasks such as bathing, toileting, eating and dressing. Performs housekeeping tasks as designated by the shift supervisor/Residence Coordinator including tasks such as meal preparation, cleaning, laundry and shopping. In keeping with confidentiality and HIPAA practices, communicates a wide range of information regarding the residents to a variety of people in and out of the residential program such as co-workers, teachers, supervisors and parents. Attends and actively participate in, at least, biweekly staff meetings as scheduled or requested by the Residence Manager. Attends and actively participates in case reviews, in-service sessions, team meetings and other meetings upon request. Implements and follows all required individual programming and Agency/Program-specific protocols and procedures accurately, consistently and according to how they are written. Safely drives Agency vehicles and personal vehicle, when necessary, to assist in transportation to and from recreational activities, community events and other appointments as required. Maintains Agency-Approved Driver status, as well as, certifications in Medication Administration, SCIP-r, CPR and First Aid. Completes all required ongoing/annual trainings and inservices, as assigned. Administers medications to residents in accordance with the Residential Medication policies and procedures. Assumes shift supervisory responsibilities when requested. May serve as an advocate for one of the residents and implements responsibilities such as writing reports, data collection, case reviews, regular classroom/day program visits, etc. *Qualifications* Applicants will need to have achieved at least a Local/Regents High School diploma. Must have a valid NYS license with an acceptable driving record according to MCC guidelines and reliable transportation is required. Must have the ability and temperament to work effectively with youth and young adults who are developmentally disabled. Must be able to work alone and in a team oriented environment, possess strong communication skills including communicating effectively amongst staff, exhibit patience, handle flexibility in scheduling, etc. Must have the ability to take part in various physical and recreation activities outside the residence. *Please complete the Direct Support Professional application on our website: Job Types: Full-time, Part-time Pay: $15.90 - $18.50 per hour Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Flexible schedule
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Professional development assistance
* Referral program
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
* Day shift
* Monday to Friday
* Night shift
* Weekend availability Experience:
* professional caregiving: 1 year (Preferred) Work Location: Multiple Locationsby Jobble

Keywords: Mary Cariola Center, Rochester , Direct Support Professional, Other , Henrietta, New York

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