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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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