Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Community Habilitation
Job Details
Entry
Open Position - Staten Island, NY
Part Time
$18.00 - $18.00 Hourly
Health Care
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The mission of On Your Mark is to provide innovative and comprehensive community-based service to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across their lifespan.  We are committed to helping each individual experience the highest quality of life possible by providing person-centered programs that promote community and social inclusion, health and fitness, daily activity participation, independence, self-empowerment, and productivity.


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Full time employees may be eligible for the following:

  • Health Benefits including optional Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Medical FSA and Dependent Care Account
  • Partial Medical deductible reimbursement
  • 401(k) with Safe Harbor match
  • Generous PTO

Job Description:

Direct Support Professionals promote the integration of individuals into the community by teaching daily living skills, helping to attain goals; and providing instruction, assistance and support when required. The DSP for the Community Habilitation will be responsible for assisting individuals with achieving valued outcomes outlined on the individual’s community habilitation plan.

 

Responsibilities:

  •  Maintain ongoing knowledge of each individual’s medical, psychological, cognitive, and social needs and ensure that activities are appropriate to needs and goals.
  • Ensure safety of program participants by adhering to all applicable regulations and maintaining situational awareness.
  • Respond appropriately to immediate or urgent emergent individual needs, such as injuries and illness and provide or obtain assistance as needed. 
  • Carryout job responsibilities in a professional manner. 
  • Adhere to all applicable Federal, State, City, and On Your Mark policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to On Your Mark attendance policies and notify Program Administration in advance of changes to schedule.
  • Maintain individual and staff confidentiality. 
  • Attend and participate in all required and assigned trainings, obtain certifications as required and assigned.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with individuals, families of individuals, staff and supervisors.
  • Model positive behavior, good manners, appropriate dress, social interactions and appropriate language.
  • Provide person-centered supports that promote individuality, independence, community integration and productivity.
  • Promote emotional, physical and personal well being of the individuals being supported while ensuring their safety at all times.
  • Assist individuals with leading self-directed lives.
  • Foster a spirit of partnership with the individuals, other professionals and the community.
  • Safeguard and respect the confidentiality and privacy of the people being supported.
  • Promote and practice justice, fairness and equity for the people being supported and the community as a whole.
  • Affirm the human rights, civil rights and responsibilities of the people being supported.
  • Respect the human dignity and uniqueness of the people being supported; recognize each person as valuable and help others understand their value.
  • Assist the people being supported to develop and maintain relationships, and to direct the course of their own lives.
  • Advocate with the people being supported for justice, inclusion and full community participation.
  • Understand and implement all new or revised Community Habilitation Plans.
  • Maintain communication with Community Habilitation Director and/or Supervisors of all pertinent information concerning the people being served. (E.gs. medical, behavioral, safety concerns, etc.)
  • Maintain accurate documents required for Medicaid billing and submit all required documents in a timely manner.
  • Respond in a timely manner to all phone calls, text e-mails and other communications from the Community Habilitation department.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Reports to:

Qualifications: 

  • Strong organization and communication skills.
  • Self-directed and motivated to function independently, completing tasks in a timely manner.
  • Must be flexible to work evenings, weekends, and/or holidays when necessary.
  • At least 1 year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Experience performing office work.
  • Minimum HS diploma / G.E.D. – at least 2 years college preferred.
  • Position involves a great deal of field work. Must have own car and be willing to occasionally transport clients (mileage reimbursement provided).

 

REPORTS to:

Program Coordinator(s)

Assistant Director of Community Habilitation

Director of Community Habilitation

Executive Administration

 

*All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status. *


 

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