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Direct Support Professional Catholic Charities Rochester,



Any experience




Job Type :


Full-time, Part-time


Job category


Human Services/Non-Profit

Apply before :


Tue Mar 10, 2020
Posted Date


Thu Feb 13, 2020

Job Summary

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: Provide support and instruction in activities necessary to promote and maintain independence and self- determination for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities receiving services living in a Catholic Charities Community Services residential setting.

Job Description


  1. Provide person centered support to all individuals served recognizing the individualís need for teaching and preferred style for learning and at a level at which he or she can perform.

  2. Provide direct personal assistance in instances when an individual requires ďhands onĒ supports.

  3. Provide medication administration to individuals. Demonstrate strict observance and adherence to agency medical policies and procedures including certification and annual recertification of medication administration.

  4. Assist individuals in supporting his/her own health and wellness needs.

  5. Schedule and accompany individuals to all necessary medical appointments and document all pertinent information as required.

  6. Assist individuals in meal preparation, menu planning, and food shopping.

  7. Engage in effective communication with individuals.

  8. Provide immediate response to and report all incidents, first aid treatments, medical emergencies, or other crisis according to policy and procedures.

  9. Assist individuals with fiscal management while safeguarding their funds. This may include completing ledgers, reconciling accounts and supporting individualís with spending choices.

  10. Assist individuals with maintaining a clean, safe, and orderly home by following safety and infection control procedures.

  11. Appropriately communicate all pertinent information during the work shift and from shift to shift to other team members and/or assigned supervisor.

  12. Promote the emotional, physical and personal well-being of individuals served.

  13. Ensure proper safekeeping of individualís valuables.

  14. Report and/or document routine and unusual events including completing daily logs, accident reports, etc. in a concise, understandable, legible and timely manner.

  15. Correctly follow procedures for mandated reporting and responding.

  16. Maintain and expand skills and knowledge relevant to providing high quality support and services.

  17. Obtain and maintain all required trainings and apply the information to support people served.

  18. Ensure that people exercise their rights and that rights are not restricted without due process.

  19. Ensure people are treated with dignity and respect.

  20. Provide transportation to individuals and business-related travel whether in personal or agency vehicles, following all safety procedures.

  21. Maintain agency vehicles in a safe, clean and functional condition, reporting any concerns or problems to an immediate supervisor.

  22. Maintain flexibility in work schedule based on needs of individuals assigned including working overtime and/or covering additional shifts on an emergency basis.

  23. Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.

Experience: One-year practical experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to the Agency Mission, Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance policies while empowering each person to direct their own life choices.

  2. Demonstrate full adherence to the Direct Support Professional Core Competencies.

  3. Interest in assisting individual supported to achieve personal outcomes and to provide person centered supports.

  4. Possess good verbal, reading, and written communication in English; basic math skills; possession of basic computer skills preferred.

  5. Able and willing to successfully complete and apply training.

  6. Possess communication skills that will effectively establish a collaborative relationship with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

  7. Able to effectively teach, model and give support to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

  8. Able to work a combination of day, evening, overnight and weekend hours, as needed.

  9. Able to remain alert and awake on all shifts.

  10. Able to work cooperatively both independently and as a member of DSP team.

  11. Able to multi-task and prioritize duties.

  12. Able to travel in all weather conditions throughout the counties served.

  13. Willingness to foster agency, department and program wide cooperation and team work through use of positive/constructive communication techniques.

  14. Able to maintain absolute confidentiality in regard to all records reviewed including individualís records, employee records and billing records.

  15. Clear background checks as defined by regulations and policies.

  16. Possess a valid NYS Driverís license and a driver's record considered acceptable by agency and insurance carrier.

  17. Continuous use of a reliable, registered and insured vehicle.

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