Direct Support Professional

Job Description

Position Summary:  The Direct Support Professional is a full time position.  Assist individuals on a daily basis through the provision of active treatment and programming according to the individual treatment plan.  Maintain a personalized, home like environment within the residence facility.  provide each individual the opportunity to be independent and productive according to their individual capabilities with opportunities for choice and physical and social integration into their community.  Assist individuals to know, understand and exercise their personal rights as appropriate to each individual.  Provide training and hands-on intervention to individuals in the areas of personal care, self-care, recreational services, communication, behavioral intervention and all other habilitation services offered to individuals as determined by their individual treatment plans and the cooperative efforts of other staff members.  Assist in planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating individuals' service goals and total group home functioning and goals.  maintain accurate, up to date and complete records and reports.  Safely transport individuals to social and recreational activities, medical appointments, and other destinations as required.  Comply with all agency standards, rules, practice, policies, procedures and medication administration.


Qualifications:  High School Diploma or equivalent.  Valid New York State Driver's License required.  Background working with individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred.