Are you interested in helping people become as independent as possible? Assisting someone to live their best life? Build friendships and make life long connections?
Then come join our team at Joshua House, Inc., a Citizen Advocates Partner, today!! We can't wait to meet you!
General : The Direct Support Professional directly responsible for the health and safety of the consumers at all times. They must be willing to work in a team atmosphere to provide a naturalistic setting while incorporating Active Treatment into the consumers' daily life, in conjunction with other residential staff and supervisors.
Specific : The Direct Support Professional shall :
Instruct, coach, and supervise consumers in the acquisition of daily living skills. These independence-building skills include but are not limited to : personal hygiene, community integration, money management, etc.
Communicate effectively with all staff to ensure consistency and efficient follow through of the consumers' goals, and the goals of the program.
Report to and take direction from the Residential Manager who is assigned as your direct supervisor or their designee.
Satisfactorily complete mandated training and all updates in a timely manner as directed by their supervisor.
Satisfactorily complete an approved New York State Medication Administration course.
Must be van certified to transport residents as per Joshua House van certification process.
Maintain accurate records including but not limited to : medication records, progress notes, goal data, incident reports, and vehicle logs.
Perform cooking, shopping, housekeeping, and light maintenance duties as necessary and as requested.
Attend and participate in meetings as requested by Residential Manager.
Transport consumers in agency van to day program, medical appointments, recreation / leisure activities etc. as requested and necessary.
Provide an appropriate role-model for consumers in dress and demeanor.
Provide for confidentiality of the program at all times.
The ability to lift over 50 pounds.
Perform other work related duties as requested by the Residential Manager, Residential Services Director, or Executive Director.
Joshua House reserves the right to amend, modify or terminate portions of this job description at any time without prior knowledge or consent of the employee.
Employees will be notified in writing of these changes. The revised job description supersedes all prior job descriptions.
Follow all Safety and Injury / Accident reporting guidelines as explained in the Employee handbook or as explained by your Supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Ability to think outside the box
Ability to adapt
Ability to anticipate problems and / or problem solve
High School diploma or GED. CNA, or similar experience working in Human Services or with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred but not necessary!
Successful completion of Criminal Background Check as per New York State regulations.