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DSP (Direct Support Professional)

Company: Yedei Chesed
Location: Monsey
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Job Description:

Hiring Direct Support Professionals for *weekend* shifts. $21 per hour.Saturday: 6 AM to 9 AM, 9 AM to 3 PM, 3 PM to 9 PMSunday: 6 AM to 9 AM, 3 PM to 9 PM*Yedei Chesed was founded in 1992 with the mission of providing individualized services and supports to people with developmental disabilities and their families. Our array of programs spans from birth through the life cycle. Through the provision of personalized service, Yedei Chesed has earned a reputation as an organization that sees each of its people as individuals with their own unique needs and interests.**Direct support professionals*?(*DSPs*)?-?Support?individuals?with disabilities?to?help them?become?independent,?integrated?within their community?and?to?live meaningful lives. The?DSP?encourages?healthy?attitudes and behaviors that enhance?societal?inclusion. A DSP advocates?for individuals,?encouraging?self-expression and personal goals.? A DSP supports?individuals?to communicate?only as needed.?S/he?must?be sensitive to the psychological needs, concerns and whereabouts of?individuals,?and treat?them with?dignity, courtesy and respect.?*The DSP is responsible to: *? - Encourage?clients to take ownership and pride in making?sensible?choices and participating in the decision-making process of planning their life activities? - Foster life?skill development?in line with the goals specified in their program's staff action plan. This includes areas?such as appropriate?behavior and?social interaction? - Become an active member of the?Life Plan/Staff Action?team for the individual(s) they support? - Present oneself as a role model to?the people they support, demonstrating professionalism and dignity in relationships with?others? - Operate?agency vehicles to transport?people, knowing how to safely transport wheelchairs in vans if needed.? - Support individuals?in their daily routines being mindful not to "over-support" or assume a caretaker role.? - Participate?in and maintain/update?required training certifications?and apply?acquired techniques to do one's job?effectively? - Read?daily assignments and memos at beginnings of shifts? - Document?records?contemporaneously,?accident reports, and any other necessary reports in a concise, understandable and legible way? - Be?aware of HIPAA regulations and carefully safeguarding confidential information appropriately and with discretion? - Promptly report situations or incidents to appropriate supervisors or?management?regarding?any?perceived?deficiencies or own inability?to provide?habilitation services to clients, as well as all types of abuse?or any facility problem, including?facility?safety issues?? - Understand safety protocol and?emergency?procedures,?carrying them out in a calm and orderly manner (ex.?calling 911,?monthly fire drills.)?Driver's license preferred. Willingness to do personal care preferred.Job Type: Part-timePay: $21.00 per hourSchedule:* Weekend availability

Keywords: Yedei Chesed, Tenafly , DSP (Direct Support Professional), Other , Monsey, New Jersey

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