EPI - Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. Shalimar Direct Support Professional in Rochester, New York
Direct Support Professional Shalimar Job Purpose: Assist individuals with brain injury, intellectual disabilities, and other neurological disabilities in achieving a challenging, stimulating, dignified life by serving as an advocate and liaison for and on behalf of individuals' rights and benefits. Essential Functions: -Maintain the health and well-being of the individuals EPILEPSY-PRALID, INC serves -Provide supervision, training, and assistance in accomplishing activities of daily living, which includes, but is not limited to, self-care skills, social skills, recreation skills, community skills, and domestic skills to ensure individuals' goal plans are followed; transport individuals as directed -Maintain accurate, up-dated charting and documentation per regulations -Report all policy violations to appropriate personnel -Assist management with individuals' personal goal plans -Attend staff meetings as directed to evaluate and promote effectiveness of both the individual program and the general program -Promote workplace safety Education and Experience: -High school graduate or equivalent; one-year experience in the human service field preferred. Qualifications: -Maintain a valid New York State driver's license; a vehicle is required to perform the job -Must be able to lift 50 pounds -Must be trained in all required trainings within 90 days of being hired and maintain current certifications with all required trainings -Must be able to read, write, and speak English -Must demonstrate effective verbal and written communications skills Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. -Must be able to lift, transfer, and move at least 50 lbs. -Must be able to talk, hear, stand for extended periods of time, walk, sit, twist, bend, use hand to finger, stretch with hands and arms -Specific vision abilities required by this job include -Close vision -Ability to adjust focus -Employee must be able to train in and perform Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention -Revised (SCIP-R), CPR and first aid While performing the duties of this position, the employee travels by automobile and/or Agency Van and will be exposed to changing weather conditions. OSHA Category 1: This position requires tasks that involve exposure to blood or body fluids that requires specific training for the employees' safety. All EPILEPSY-PRALID, INC employees are offered the opportunity to receive Hepatitis B vaccination series.