Direct Supports Immediate Help
Duties and Responsibilities:
Remain alert and responsive while on scheduled shift(s).
Facilitates active participation of the residents by implementing their individual program plan in their home and out in their community. Completion of this responsibility occurs while working closely with fellow staff, as well as, working one-on-one with a resident in an isolated environment within the house or out in the community. These 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/SCIPr.
Is responsible for accurately and consistently completing 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.
Is responsible for following the Code of Ethics for Direct Support Professionals, as well as, show proficiency in the Core Competencies to ensure person-centered supports for the residents.
Attends and actively participates in case reviews, in-service sessions, team meetings and other meetings upon request.
Implements fire, safety and emergency procedures and assists with fire drills.
Implements and follows all required individual programming, Agency and Program-specific policies and procedures accurately, consistently and according to how they are written.
Safely drives Agency vehicles. Assists in transportation to and from recreational activities 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.
Activities Coordinator Responsibilities:
Schedules and facilitates monthly House Meetings in order to involve the residents in choosing community activities; to reinforcing positive behaviors in the community and in the residence and to explore new ideas and interests that the residents may want to develop.
Structures and provides indoor and outdoor recreation programming for the residents, maintaining a calendar of these events.
Makes all of the necessary arrangements for community involvement in conjunction with the Senior Manager, including scheduling, transportation, ticket purchasing, etc. Communicates all relevant information to the Senior Manager for staffing purposes.
Purchases, organizes and maintains recreational equipment.
In conjunction with the residential maintenance staff, maintains the pool and pool related equipment, if applicable.
Utilizes skills and abilities in art, music, crafts, etc.
Recruits, coordinates and supervises all volunteers.
Assists in the coordination of inter-residential events.
Other duties may be assigned.
Here is a link to a video that provides more insight on the beneficial work our DSP employees do for the populations we serve https://vimeo.com/387700685
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