Direct Care -Professional - Naugatuck G12
Company: Family Options, Inc.
Posted on: August 8, 2022
Job DescriptionDirect Care Professional - Naugatuck G12Part-time
22 hrs/week Sunday 4:00PM - 10:00PMMonday 1:30PM - 8:00PMTuesday
1:30PM - 8:00PMWednesday 7:00AM - 10:00AMThursday OFFFriday
OFFSaturday OFF On-going need to fill this role SUMMARYTo provide
habilitative assistance and care to clients living in the following
Agency programs: community and supported living arrangements,
family support services program, and day/vocational program. The
DSP is responsible for the direct daily care, teaching, and
supervising of clients to include record keeping.ESSENTIAL DUTIES
AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be
- Responsible for the direct supervisor of clients, knowing their
status and location at all times.
- To assist in the Program Director and Assistant in the
preparation of each individual client's Individualized Plan of
Service or Individual Educational Plan and to implement the goals
and staff actions developed.
- To teach, supervise, and assist clients in performing adult
daily living activities. For example: Hygiene, personal care,
eating, banking, shopping, meal-planning, clothing planning and
care, community participation, self-control, etc.
- To assist the Program Director and Assistant in monitoring
client progress on goals.
- To protect client rights, and report incidents of abuse,
neglect, and mistreatment.
- Ensuring incident reports (DDS and Agency forms), and
medication error reports are completed.
- Implement behavioral plans as written; including approved or
emergency restraints and procedures when necessary.
- Implement occupational, physical, speech therapist
recommendations and programs (i.e., positioning, sensory
stimulation, lifts and transfers, etc.).
- Develop and implement recreation and community participation
activities with all clients in your care.
- To work cooperatively with Clinical Director, Consultants,
families, schools and other agencies in providing and implementing
- Responsible for accurate and timely record keeping of services
the Agency provides to clients and specific goals identified in
each client's Plan of Service or Individual Education Plan.
- To work cooperatively with supervisory and other staff within
the Agency and those from other agencies.
- Attend required staff meetings, in-services, and trainings.
Maintain required trainings for the position as required by DDS and
- Administration of medications, providing routine health care
and first aid to clients.
- Ensuring all areas of van and program sites are kept in a clean
and organized state. To include but not limited to program
equipment, repositioning equipment, individual client's personal
items, office, kitchen, laundry area, etc.
- Transporting clients to and from designated activities and
- Conduct and participate in emergency drills as required by DDS
and Agency policy.
- Completion of Medication Certification program and maintain
- To ensure accurate recording keeping of the residences petty
cash account and individual client cash on hand accounts.
- To perform any other related duties as requested by the Program
Director or the Assistant. TEAMWORK:Attend required staff meetings
and actively participate in in-services and trainings.Work
cooperatively with supervisory and other staff within the Agency
and those from other agencies.Communicate effectively,
professionally, and respectfully to all clients, Agency staff, DDS,
parents/guardians, community and outside Agency
personnel.************* WORK ENVIRONMENT:The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While
performing the duties of this position, the employee travels by
automobile and is exposed to changing weather
conditionsRequirements COMPETENCIES:Successful completion of
Medication Certification ProgramSuccessful completion of PMT, CPR
and First Aide training programValid CT drivers license with a
satisfactory driving record. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCEHigh School Diploma
or equivalent. A minimum of two years experience working with
individuals with developmental and/or behaviors challenges is
preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and
experience.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.While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk
and hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit,
use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and
reach with hands and arms.The employee frequently lifts and/or
moves up to 75 pounds and may be required to exert in excess of 100
lbs. of force when needing to initiate physical restraint
procedures (training provided). Specific vision abilities required
by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:Ability to read and interpret English documents
such as safety rules, maintenance instructions, medical reports and
procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and
correspondence in English. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:Ability to add,
subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole
numbers, common fractions and decimals. REASONING ABILITY: Ability
to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but
uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with
problems involving several concrete variables. Wolcott, Waterbury,
Watertown, and Naugatuck
Keywords: Family Options, Inc., New England , Direct Care -Professional - Naugatuck G12, Other , Naugatuck, Northeast
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