In Home Crisis Respite - Direct Support Professional - Varied Shifts (Part Time) - Various Locations

US-NY | US-NY
Job ID
2017-3883
Category
Direct Service Professional

Overview

The primary role of the In Home-Crisis Respite Direct Support Professional (DSP) is to work alongside the people we support in order to help them to achieve their Personal Outcomes. This includes working with individuals with special needs to develop daily living, professional and decision making skills while also supporting their health and safety.

 

In Home Crisis Respite is a program designed to provide temporary relief to families by providing support to the individual residing in the home. This allows the primary caregiver/s an opportunity to take care of other needs and responsibilities in or outside of the home.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the In-Home Crisis Respite Supervisor, staff will report to a family’s home as scheduled for a few hours at a time. Staff will quickly become familiar with the individual’s structure, routine, and preferred activities. Staff will engage the individual in active treatment while their primary caregiver attends to other needs and responsibilities. Active treatment includes  but is not limited to supporting the individual with social activities,  ADL’s (activities of daily living) , coping skills, rapport building, and community integration. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Utilize leadership skills and exhibit initiative to be a positive role model to the people we support
  • Effectively communicate with the people we support
  • Understand directives and apply them in a variety of situations
  • Directly support individuals with various intellectual disabilities, mental illnesses, and behavioral challenges

 

Qualifications

  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and meets the qualifications to be a driver for the agency
  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent

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