YAI Direct Support Professional (DSP 1) in Manhattan, New York
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The Schafler residence is an active program that requires the need to provide hands-on support to residents of varying ages who display some physical challenges. The people who live here are very agile and may at times present with frustrated behaviors that result in individualized care (1:1). Active programs require the understanding of varying psychological complexities, and the ability to exhibit patience. There is an expectation for employees to administer medication both as needed and on a regular basis, after becoming certified to do so.
Location: Midtown Manhattan East Side
Adhering to policies, procedures and regulations * Using effective communication skills & time management skills
Being a member of a highly effective team (Teamwork within the circle of support) * Completing mandatory trainings based on the program and position (AMAP, CPR/First Aid, SCIP-R, Defensive Driving, etc.), as well as applying skills
Meeting and demonstrating OPWDD Core Competencies * Ensuring health, wellness and safety by managing crisis situations and providing appropriate supervision of the people we support
Demonstrating a willingness to assist people with ADLs
Transporting and escorting people we support on recreational activities, medical appointment, home visits, etc.
Building Positive relationships * Maintaining a therapeutic environment through a variety of methods: Personal Outcome Measures, Person Centered Thinking, Informed Decision Making
Ensuring person centered plans are implemented
Completing documentation to ensure compliance and billing
Using foundational Teaching skills (EMOE, Task analysis, essential skills, supports and modifications, etc.
Education and Experience:
A High School Diploma or GED is required; some college is a plus
Work or life experience within the intellectual/developmental disabilities field is a plus
Ability to support people with intellectual/developmental disabilities
Basic written and verbal communication * Basic computer knowledge
Valid Driver's License may be required depending upon the position
Tuberculosis test mandatory for most positions
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Willing to take initiative
100% employer-paid premium for employee Medical/Dental Coverage for full-time positions
Retirement Plan with matching contributions
Generous paid time off
Discounts on wireless service, gym memberships, & more!!!
YAI is an EEO
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.