Direct Support Professional Level 1


Posted: 04/12/2020

FLSA (Non-Exempt)

 I.          QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Education/Experience
 
  1. High school diploma or equivalency
  2. Some experience in human service field
 
Skills
 
  • Effective written and observational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with team approach
  • Ability to work with people at different functioning levels
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Ability to accommodate flexible work schedule
  • Familiar with computer programs (e.g. Work, Excel)
  • The ability to climb stairs, bend, stoop, sit, stand, reach and lift items weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to legally operate a vehicle in NY State
  
II.        RESPONSIBLE TO:  Supervisor
 
III.       MAJOR FUNCTIONS:
 
  • Writing or assisting in writing reports and documenting individual
 progress
  • Participate in team planning meetings and case reviews
  • Teach/assist in developing/maintaining ADL skills
  • Act as a role model
  • Perform routine site household maintenance and upkeep
  • Assist in teaching self-medication skills, utilization of health
     services and proper nutrition
  • Administer/supervise medications and/or treatments as per doctor’s
  • Provide lift, transfer, and assistance with range of motion exercises
    as needed
  • Plan, coordinate and assist individuals in identifying personal
     recreational interests
  • Provide appropriate support to meet individual needs
  • Plan/prepare meals as needed
  • Maintain case records and provide documentation according to  program standards
  • Intervene appropriately to assist in crisis management
  • Understand and follow all program policies and procedures
  • Report all household or resident sensitive situations to supervisor
  • Participate in and successfully complete all required staff training  and development activities
  • Maintain personal property lists
  • Participate in intake and discharge planning
  • Assist individuals in the development of decision-making skills
  • Communicate with other service providers
  • Provide transportation as needed
  • Assist individuals in accessing community services
  • Represent the Agency and program in the community and with     other service providers
  • Establish relationship with all residents and families as appropriate
  • Regular and substantial contact with individuals receiving support
  • Perform other related tasks as directed by supervisor
 
 
 
In compliance with all applicable government laws, rules, regulations and standards and all Catholic Charities Policies and Procedures the duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the above.
 
Catholic Charities of Broome County is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity in the workplace and respect the dignity of each individual. We prohibit discrimination and harassment against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.