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Catholic Charities of Broome County Direct Support Professional in Binghamton, New York

Direct Support Professional - Boys Community Residence.
Hours: Wednesday 1pm-11pm, Thursday 3pm-11pm, Friday 1pm-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm
Qualifications -
High school diploma or equivalency
Some experience in human service field
Skills
Effective written and observational skills
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work with team approach
Ability to work with people at different functioning levels
Good problem solving skills
Ability to accommodate flexible work schedule
Familiar with computer programs (e.g. Word, Excel)
The ability to climb stairs, bend, stoop, sit, stand, reach and lift items weighing up to 40 lbs.
Ability to legally operate a vehicle in NY State
MAJOR FUNCTIONS:
Writing or assisting in writing reports and documenting individual
progress
Participate in team planning meetings and case reviews
Teach/assist in developing/maintaining ADL skills
Act as a role model
Perform routine site household maintenance and upkeep
Assist in teaching self-medication skills, utilization of health
services and proper nutrition
Administer/supervise medications and/or treatments as per doctor's
Provide lift, transfer, and assistance with range of motion exercises as needed
Plan, coordinate and assist individuals in identifying personal recreational interests
Provide appropriate support to meet individual needs
Plan/prepare meals as needed
Maintain case records and provide documentation according to program standards
Intervene appropriately to assist in crisis management
Understand and follow all program policies and procedures
Report all household or resident sensitive situations to supervisor
Participate in and successfully complete all required staff training and development activities
Maintain personal property lists
Participate in intake and discharge planning
Assist individuals in the development of decision-making skills
Communicate with other service providers
Provide transportation as needed
Assist individuals in accessing community services
Represent the Agency and program in the community and with other service providers
Establish relationship with all residents and families as appropriate
Regular and substantial contact with individuals receiving support
Perform other related tasks as directed by supervisor
In compliance with all applicable government laws, rules, regulations and standards and all Catholic Charities Policies and Procedures the duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the above.

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