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Work directly with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a residential setting to provide person centered support; promoting confidentiality, privacy, human dignity, uniqueness, and physical and emotional well-being while supporting the individual to lead a self-directed life. Support people to develop and maintain relationships, advocate for justice, fairness and equity and full community participation. A DSP will show respect, integrity and responsibility for the individuals they support, other staff members and the community they work in. This position requires the flexibility to float to a house as requested by the Scheduler, Residence Manager or Residential Supervisor.

Responsibilities include:

* Plan with and support individuals in daily activities that they choose and are meaningful to them, which may include, but not limited to: household tasks, recreational activities, learning activities, physical fitness activities, development of individual interests and money management. Identify opportunities to enhance and expand the individuals' experiences by applying an approach to support that is individualized to their needs and skill level. Adhere to IPOP needs.

* Assist individuals in maintaining safe and healthy lifestyles. Provide training and assistance in making healthy dietary choices, and following pre-established orders by medical professionals.

* Provide direct personal support with bathroom responsibilities such as but not limited to: shaving, brushing teeth, bathing/showering, using the bathroom, dressing and assisting them to eat.

* Safely transport individuals to and from activities, errands and personal appointments, acting as an advocate on behalf of the individuals as needed within the community. Comply with vehicle safety, maintenance, transportation and cell phone use policies and adhere to IPOP needs.

* Monitor and maintain a clean, safe, and secure environment for individuals at all times. Participate in building evacuation and fire drills, and routine practice of infection control.

* Understand and follow protocols outlined in the Plans of Nursing Services (PONS). Review the house and medical communication log prior to beginning every shift. Administer and chart medications accurately and in accordance with medication administration guidelines and individual care plan. Maintain confidentiality of records relating to treatment.

* Be familiar with common medications prescribed for the individuals supported and assists the individual in taking necessary precautions to avoid interactions.

* Monitor for changes in general health, behavior, appearance, and patterns of activities and follow reporting procedures for any changes.

* Maintain a positive relationship with individuals' family members/guardians, including providing status updates and acting as a positive liaison between family/guardians, the residential program and support team members.

* Complete necessary paperwork to meet Arc of Monroe, federal and state regulatory requirements.

* Successfully complete required, on-going training requirements within mandated timeframes.

* Intervene immediately if abuse is suspected, notify the New York State Justice Center and follow the Code of Ethics set forth by the NYS Justice Center of the suspected occurrence.

* Ensure that behavior is professional and consistent with The Arc's culture, mission, values, philosophy, and policies and procedures, including treating individuals and others with dignity and respect.

* May be asked to leave a house within a shift to cover the needs of the Residential Services Program as see fit.

* Assignment of other tasks as needed to meet the needs of the residential program.

Required Skills


* Valid NYS driver's license required and meet agency driving standards

* Must maintain current required certifications as designated by the agency including but not limited to: AMAP, SCIP-R, First Aid/CPR

Other Skills/Knowledge/Experience

* Ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining effective levels of consumer service

* Ability to stay calm and level-headed under pressure and still perform well

* Must demonstrate good judgment, sensitivity, objectivity and tact

* Good verbal and written communication skills

* Ability to foster teamwork between all team members via open communication, sharing of responsibilities, and a positive, constructive attitude.

* Ability to complete the agency's on-boarding training program.

* Basic computer literacy, including use of email, Microsoft office and internet

Physical Requirements

* Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, reach, push, pull, lift, climb and kneel

* Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently.

* Use medical equipment such as Hoyer, SARA lifts, push/pull wheelchairs and carts (grocery)

* Housecleaning duties such as laundry, vacuuming, cleaning showers/tubs, dishes, taking out garbage, yard work and preparing meals, shoveling snow, cleaning room

Working Conditions, Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

* This position works in a residential setting that is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts as well as holiday and work during inclement weather will be required.

* Must be flexible and dependable; may be required to work overtime as necessary.

* May be occasionally exposed to individuals who have the potential to carry a communicable disease or blood borne pathogen

Required Experience

High school diploma/G.E.D. required. 2-3 years working as a DSP in Residential Required.



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