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Sub Direct Support Professional

  • ... Jamaica, New York, United States
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    Full-time

  • ... Salary: 17.12 per hour
  • Posted on: Apr 25, 2024       Expires on: Jun 09, 2024

Sub Direct Support Professional   

JOB TITLE:

Sub Direct Support Professional

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Jamaica New York United States

REMOTE:

No

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Full job description

About HeartShare

For over 100 years, HeartShare has dedicated itself to improving the lives of people needing special services and support.
The HeartShare team, now 2,100 employees and growing, helps individuals develop to their fullest potential and lead meaningful and enriched lives.

Job Summary
What is a Direct Support Professional?
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for implementing person-centered services for each individual.
This includes ensuring implementation of the individuals services, goals, and outcomes in relation to program-based and community inclusion activities.
In addition, the Direct Support Professional is solely responsible for the individual's overall physical and emotional well-being.

We are currently looking for ON-CALL direct care support for our residential programs.
Please be aware that this position is not a permanent schedule and you will be contacted if there are any programs looking for coverage.

Job Responsibilities

You will be responsible for:

  • Under supervision, provide support and services which involve advocating for, encouraging, guiding, and teaching individuals in expressing personal choice, ensuring community integration, assisting individuals with personal hygiene care, toileting, lifts and transfers, dining, dressing, and meal preparation.
  • You would help individuals to participate in games and recreational programs; coach and encourage individuals to develop daily living skills; and provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment.
  • You would collaborate with other staff to implement and record care plans and, in accordance with special instructions, you may administer medication.
    These positions are physically demanding.
  • You would need to be prepared to act to ensure the health and safety of individuals in emergency situations.
  • You will participate in staff meetings, in-service training and on-site workshops as required for professional growth and development.
    Attending external training and workshops in the direction of direct supervisor or program management.
    Maintain certification in *AMAP, CPR, First Aid and SCIP, as required.
    *Note: Failure to maintain AMAP certification can result in removal of full-time employee status.
  • You must be able to stand for extended periods of time, bend, stretch, and lift bedridden and/or incapacitated individuals.
  • You will help to promote and support the inclusion of individuals in their community according to their unique needs, interests, and desires.
    Model and encourage interaction between individuals and community members.
    Help foster individuals’ personal growth by assisting in forming and maintaining friendships with neighbors, co-workers, and peers.
  • You will help with transporting individuals or assist them in taking public transportation.
  • You will assist in maintaining positive communications with family members, advocates, and service providers as per program needs.

To learn more about what direct support professionals do on the job every day, go to http://www.
youtube.
com/watch?v=cnK4z3KAqtE.

Qualifications
You are a good fit if you have:
  • High school diploma, GED, CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant certification) or possess a Direct Support Professional (DSP) certificate from an accredited public or private organization.
  • One year or more work experience with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Excellent written, communication and mathematical skills.
  • Valid NYS driver license preferred but not required.
  • A flexible work schedule.

Benefits
What we offer once YOU join our growing family:

At HeartShare we offer a comprehensive benefit package based on full-time/part-time status.
You can expect:

  • Paid time off (holidays, vacation in accordance with school calendar, sick and personal)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Team environment
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Optional insurance (life, disability, etc.
    )
  • 403(B) retirement plans
  • Flexible spending account (dependent care, medical, parking, and transit)
  • Employee assistance program

HeartShare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
If you need to request accommodation during the recruiting process, please reach out to Leaves@heartshare.
org.

Position Details

POSTED:

Apr 25, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

17.12 per hour

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1714933197-8728f2a7d8b69face76fbd0fb1196e20

LOCATION:

New York United States

CITY:

Jamaica

Job Origin:

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Full job description

About HeartShare

For over 100 years, HeartShare has dedicated itself to improving the lives of people needing special services and support. The HeartShare team, now 2,100 employees and growing, helps individuals develop to their fullest potential and lead meaningful and enriched lives.

Job Summary
What is a Direct Support Professional?
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for implementing person-centered services for each individual. This includes ensuring implementation of the individuals services, goals, and outcomes in relation to program-based and community inclusion activities. In addition, the Direct Support Professional is solely responsible for the individual's overall physical and emotional well-being.

We are currently looking for ON-CALL direct care support for our residential programs. Please be aware that this position is not a permanent schedule and you will be contacted if there are any programs looking for coverage.

Job Responsibilities

You will be responsible for:

  • Under supervision, provide support and services which involve advocating for, encouraging, guiding, and teaching individuals in expressing personal choice, ensuring community integration, assisting individuals with personal hygiene care, toileting, lifts and transfers, dining, dressing, and meal preparation.
  • You would help individuals to participate in games and recreational programs; coach and encourage individuals to develop daily living skills; and provide a clean, safe, and comfortable environment.
  • You would collaborate with other staff to implement and record care plans and, in accordance with special instructions, you may administer medication. These positions are physically demanding.
  • You would need to be prepared to act to ensure the health and safety of individuals in emergency situations.
  • You will participate in staff meetings, in-service training and on-site workshops as required for professional growth and development. Attending external training and workshops in the direction of direct supervisor or program management. Maintain certification in *AMAP, CPR, First Aid and SCIP, as required. *Note: Failure to maintain AMAP certification can result in removal of full-time employee status.
  • You must be able to stand for extended periods of time, bend, stretch, and lift bedridden and/or incapacitated individuals.
  • You will help to promote and support the inclusion of individuals in their community according to their unique needs, interests, and desires. Model and encourage interaction between individuals and community members. Help foster individuals’ personal growth by assisting in forming and maintaining friendships with neighbors, co-workers, and peers.
  • You will help with transporting individuals or assist them in taking public transportation.
  • You will assist in maintaining positive communications with family members, advocates, and service providers as per program needs.

To learn more about what direct support professionals do on the job every day, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnK4z3KAqtE.

Qualifications
You are a good fit if you have:
  • High school diploma, GED, CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant certification) or possess a Direct Support Professional (DSP) certificate from an accredited public or private organization.
  • One year or more work experience with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.
  • Excellent written, communication and mathematical skills.
  • Valid NYS driver license preferred but not required.
  • A flexible work schedule.

Benefits
What we offer once YOU join our growing family:

At HeartShare we offer a comprehensive benefit package based on full-time/part-time status. You can expect:

  • Paid time off (holidays, vacation in accordance with school calendar, sick and personal)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Team environment
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Optional insurance (life, disability, etc.)
  • 403(B) retirement plans
  • Flexible spending account (dependent care, medical, parking, and transit)
  • Employee assistance program

HeartShare is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). If you need to request accommodation during the recruiting process, please reach out to Leaves@heartshare.org.

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