• Direct Support Staff (965)

    Job Locations US-RI-Cumberland
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/30/2017 12:59 PM)
    Affiliate
    SHRI
    Company Code
    102310
    Job Code
    965
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Job ID
    12102
    Schedule
    Sunday 9a-8p, Monday 7a-12p, Wednesday 7a-3p, Thursday 7a-1p, Sat 330-11p
  • 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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