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DSP (Direct Support Professional)

A Second Touch

This is a Contract position in Ewing, NJ posted November 4, 2021.

Job Description

  • Part Time: staff to take a female client out to be active in the community approximately 8 hours a week.

If you are experience working with Direct Support (DSP) and seeking a rewarding, but independent self-sufficient position please continue to read. A Second Touch support coordination agency is now hiring experienced Direct Support experienced professional for adults age 21 and over with intellectual disabilities. A Second Touch service DSP in the the following Counties: Bergen, Cape May, Ocean, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties.

Professionals will administer medication in accordance with medical provider directions and DSDC /State of NJ Policies. Gains and maintains knowledge of health and medical issues for all assigned individual(s) supported. Assists individual(s) supported with healthcare visits, medications, and therapy plans. Notifies appropriate supervisor of any health concerns or needs for the individual(s) supported.

Follows all policies and procedures regarding safety in all environments.

Active Treatment

Implements individual support plans as written. Aids and support to individual(s) in activities of daily living. Teaches appropriate skills and involves individual(s) supported in meaningful and valued activities. Provides and seeks out opportunities for individual(s) supported to make choices.

Obtains knowledge of individual(s) supported desired outcomes and works to ensure they are integrated into daily activities. Incorporates time, space, and opportunity for privacy in the life of individual(s) supported. Maintains strict confidentiality of all personal information concerning individual(s) supported. Knows, advocates, and respects the rights of individual(s) supported.

Treats all individual(s) supported, families, coworkers and supervisors with dignity and respect.

Community involvement

Demonstrates the importance of community involvement, social interactions, and maintaining relationships. Develops and facilitates community connections and relationships.

Assists individual(s) supported in developing and following a person-centered schedule. Aids individual(s) supported to participate in activities of their choosing. Provides opportunities for activities in various settings and transportation as needed. Encourages individual(s) supported to give back to the community.

Customer Service and Excellence:

Exhibits professional behavior towards the individual(s) supported, families, coworkers, and supervisors.

Maintains the property of the agency and of the individual(s) supported. Networks with coworkers, the community, and other professionals to find better ways to include individual(s) supported in routine life activities. Builds inclusive opportunities in the community for individual(s) supported.

Accountability:

Handles and maintains individual/agency finances ethically, honestly, and accurately with appropriate documentation and receipts. Follows all agency policies and procedures. Provides emergency coverage when requested by management. Takes initiative in performing additional tasks as needed or as assigned. Provides clear, accurate and timely records and documentation.

Professional Conduct

Provides positive and appropriate feedback to coworkers, team members, supervisors, and agency representatives. Participates in and completes periodic training and certification as required.

Reports all concerns to the appropriate supervisor in a timely manner. Mentors and trains new staff to ensure that the workplace is a positive and productive environment. Attends and participates in all assigned meetings, sharing ideas, discussing issues openly and Honestly. Maintains confidentiality of records/information according to HIPAA, State, Federal laws and Guidelines. Reports all instances of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and exploitation immediately to the appropriate supervisor.

Displays conduct in the community that enhances the image of individual(s) supported and the agency.

Qualifications Direct Support Professional:

Candidate must be at least 19 years of age

Have a valid driver’s license for at least 3 years, acceptable driving history and proof of auto insurance as required

High school diploma or equivalent.

Ability to pass mandatory drug screen and physical.

Pass a criminal history and personal background checks.

Requires basic language, written and computer skills necessary for communication and

Documentation.

Ability and willingness to assist individual in activities of daily living including bathing, toileting, and other self-help skills

Ability and willingness to support individuals with challenging behavior.

Only viewing resumes attached to email.

Required experience: Knowledge of Developmental Disability services. Must be exceptionally organized and willing to make and keep appointments

PLEASE NO WALK-INS

Job Types: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 – $22.00 per hour depending on client level of need’

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 – $22.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Retirement plan

Schedule:

  • Day shift

COVID-19 considerations:
Upon hiring a current Covid test is required. Mask will be required at all times while working. We recommend family to take employees temperature prior to each shift.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: Multiple Locations