Cape Abilities Direct Support Professional - Day Hab in Hyannis, Massachusetts
GENERAL SUMMARY The Direct Support Professional provides instruction, support, & serves as a positive role model to individuals with developmental & intellectual disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury or other unique challenges. DSPs are expected to encourage development of life, social & recreational skills, community & health care access. Provides direct, active, & constructive interactions with individuals in collaboration with colleagues, supervisors, clinical staff, community members, & families. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Implements Individual Service Plan (ISP) objectives & behavior plans as required by Clinical team. Provides personal care assistance to supported individual(s). Provides assistance to individuals in preparing meals that are nutritious & in compliance with physician?s dietary orders. Provides one-on-one supervision to individual as assigned by the treatment goals, behavior plans & other relevant plans in a non-intrusive manner to ensure individual?s safety. With appropriate certification, administers medications & other specialized treatments in compliance with state & Agency guidelines. Remains awake & alert during overnight shifts unless authorized by management to sleep. Assists individuals with maintaining a clean & sanitary household. Assists individuals in attending medical appointments, as assigned by management. May cover off-site work shifts for hospital stays. Ensures health care practitioners complete required documentation. Provides assistance & support to individuals with scheduling & attending social & leisure activities. Assists individuals with attending religious faith workshops or services. Completes written reports including shift reports, program objective documentation, incident reports & other reports as directed by management. Maintains regular, open lines of communication & a positive rapport with co-workers, families, supervisors & Department of Developmental Services (DDS) or Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) representatives. Attends required meetings & trainings. Adheres to program routines & schedules to ensure the individual needs are met. Provides transportation to individuals to appointments & social activities utilizing the Agency assigned vehicle, when available. Assists individual supported in managing personal finances in full accordance with Agency policy & procedures & DDS regulations. Ensures basic human rights, well-being & safety of individuals is respected at all times. Adheres to all supervisory directives & follows all established protocols when providing one-on-one support to individuals. Serves as mandated reporter for suspected cases of abuse &/or neglect to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) or Elder Abuse Hotline, as appropriate. PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES High school diploma or equivalent required. 1 year of direct care, CNA, or human services experience preferred. Ability & willingness to provide hands-on personal care. Must be able to effectively communicate in both verbal & written form with coworkers & supported individuals & read fluently. Valid driver?s license in the state of Massachusetts required. Successful completion of all state & Agency mandated trainings required upon hire. Successful completion of Medication Administration Training certification required upon hire. OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Performs additional duties, as assigned. See COMPETENCIES & WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS when applying.