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IRA Direct Support Professional

Company:
Person Centered Care Services
Location:
Staten Island, New York, United States
Salary:
15.00 per hour
Posted:
January 16, 2019

Description:

ABOUT:

Person Centered Care Services (PCCS) is a not-for-profit organization creating social change within communities by supporting people with disabilities on their search for identity and acceptance. From supports in education, employment, and housing to training, counseling, and advocacy initiatives, PCCS has been at the forefront of continuing to expand opportunities for people with disabilities.

The Direct Support Professional of IRA will assist members of Person Centered Care Services (PCCS) to achieve high quality lifestyle through meaningful activities and relationships. Serve as teacher, leader, mentor and friend. Must assist in all medical appointments and MAR, up keeping in the group home.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must be at least 18 years of age

• Highschool Diploma/GED required

• Valid driver’s license required

• Some experience working with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities preferred.

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES:

• To provide proper supervision and ensure the safety and well-being of the individual at all times.

• Work with all those receiving services, learn how to build a relationship with each of them.

• Attend all scheduled staff meetings and in-service training as required.

• Obtain receipts from community purchases as necessary and submit to program managers.

• Report to management any behavior incidents and complete necessary paperwork.

• Keep management informed of those receiving services’ progress and needs through verbal communication and/or written documentation.

• Assist those receiving services with personal care, independent living and education while fostering an environment of choice utilizing teachable moments.

• Assisting with oversight of ensuring there is enough food in the home and making purchases with the money from the home when necessary.

• Helping person receiving supports with purchases and money management.

• Record expenditures, submit receipts and petty cash vouchers.

• Report and document any incidents occurring as per part 624 regulations.

• Notify supervisor of any concerns/issues regarding individuals.

• Participate in fire drills and complete necessary paperwork.

• Complete ALL required trainings such as; AMAP, SCIP, and CPR as soon as possible.

• Administer medication as prescribed once AMAP class is successfully completed.

• Assist with all medical appointments.

• Discuss with supervisor updates needed to plan as they arise.

• Complete all mandatory trainings by state and agency requirements.

• Complete clock in and out of payroll system and employee health record.

• Perform any other duties deemed necessary as requested by the supervisor.