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Mercy Drive, Inc. Day Habiitation Drivers in Bronx, New York

Mercy Drive, Inc. is looking for Day Habilitation Drivers for their Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn locations. Responsibilities: - To ensure the safety of assigned participants during the program hours and participant is not separated from a group at any time; each participant is accounted for when they are out in the community or using any public facilities. - To assist participants in attaining skills according to their abilities and behavioral needs identified in Group Day Habilitation Plan such as adaptive skills, socialization and communication skills, money management and travel training skills and additional individualized skills to be discussed with the Program Supervisor, participant and circle of support. - To inform the Program Supervisor immediately about suspected incidents of any types of abuse, exploration and neglect to the Individual during the service time, to document it in writing and to report within 12 to 24 hours of the incident discovery. - To transport participants to and from community events/activities by using an Agency vehicle or Public Transportation. Supervise the individuals during the ride in the agency vehicle, ensure no one is eating or drinking in the agency vehicle with no exceptions. - To always take into consideration that extra patience and understanding is imperative and essential when interacting with people who have special needs with physical and / or mental limitations. To be emotionally and physically capable of caring for members of this population. - To provide professional direct assistance and adequate supervision to participants during the service time and before ending the service, to remain always calm. To present as a positive role model for the individual. - Staff must perform a head count of every participant before leaving and upon arrival at any location or destination including getting on and off vehicles, elevators or other mold of transportation. - To follow community safety agreement and professional boundaries policy at all times. - To complete and submit monthly summary notes and individual summary to Program Supervisor by the 5th of the month documenting continuous progress reviews according to OPWDD and the agency standards. - To ensure proper personal hygiene; to assist the participants with self care, toileting, showering, tooth brushing, grooming, dressing and others as needed. To ensure the participants diaper is always clean. To check the diaper once again before dropping off the participant. - To assist in developing, coordinating and implementing curriculums and goals related activities by following the programs schedule for each Individual and accompany participants safely to community resources (stores, places of worship, Library, Park, Museum, Grocery store, recreation and health facilities etc.) in order to promote the usage of available ordinary community resources. - To maintain daily documentation, to clock in / out daily, and to complete other Day Habilitation Documentation as required by the Program and the Supervisor. - To maintain in program healthy and positive environment, including but not limited to safety, program / vehicle cleanliness and maintenance of program supplies. Assist the driver in maintaining a safely operated bus (making sure Participants are properly seated and buckled up during transit) - To participate in scheduled group supervision and/or biweekly meetings, to attend in office or OPWDD provided trainings when appropriate and relevant to job duties in order to increase knowledge of services and share professional support. To attend Initial/Annual/Semi Annual Day Habilitation Plan reviews and other meetings if required. Requirements: - Must have at least a high school diploma or GED. - Must have a clean driving record) and should hold NYS Lic. Job Type: Part time (30 hours) Pay: $17.00 per hour