Direct Support Staff (965)

US-RI-Cumberland
7 months ago(5/30/2017 12:25 PM)
SHRI
102310
Job Code
965
Type
Regular Part-Time
Job ID
10728
Schedule
Sunday 3pm to 8pm

Overview

To support people with the type, amount, and style of assistance they need to enjoy personal well-being and safety.  To teach life management skills by way of role modeling, participation, instruction, and monitoring. To implement support per the individual’s support plan, responding to multi-disciplinary team communication.

Responsibilities

Responsible for the overall physical, psychological and emotional health and safety of the participant.

Models healthy behavior and positive social skills.

Provides supports as written in the individual’s support plan that may include personal care, physical lifting and therapeutic holds.

Provides feedback to team members and/or supervisors as to effectiveness of individual plans.

Assists with an individual’s environment such as cleaning, laundry, shopping, cooking, errands and budgeting.

Contributes to the positive morale by representing the agency through professional communication and
interactions.
 
Implements and fosters the principles of self advocacy which promote an independent lifestyle and
respect for program participants.
 
Assists people with learning about and advocating for their personal rights and understanding the
responsibilities that accompany those rights.
 
Follows all established policies and procedures and documents accordingly.

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalency. Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history. Able to communicate verbally, through touch, visually and in writing. Basic budgeting and mathematical skills. Proven ability to demonstrate tact, good judgment and initiative in interactions with participants, peers, family members and the general public. Able to work with minimal supervision.

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