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Direct Support Professional (Dsp) at New Tides Res

Company: New Tides Residential
Location: South Portland
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Title: Direct Support ProfessionalPosition SummaryThe Direct Support Professional is responsible for a variety of duties related to the overall care of individuals with Developmental Disabilities who reside in New Tides Residential (NTR) programs. This includes direct care of program, individuals and implementation of Person-Centered Plans (PCP), Behavior Management Plans, Positive Support Plans and Functional Assessments. Direct Support Professionals are required to perform all duties in accordance with the State of Maine regulations and New Tides Residential policies and procedures.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesTraining:

  • Complete and maintain all required State mandates trainings such as Certified Residential Medication Administer (CRMA), CPR/First Aid, Direct Support Professional/College of Direct Support (DSP/CDS), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI), and New Tides Residential core training within 90 days of employment;
  • Attend meetings and trainings sessions as required by the State of Maine and NTR;
  • Completes annual trainings related to client's Person-Centered Plan, Behavior Management Plans, Positive Support Plans, Functional Assessments, and other related plans.Daily Programming: ● Provide transportation to and from activities; ● Assist in the implementation of individual plans and behavior plans goals; ● Assist individuals in the pursuit of recreational, social and community activities based on individual preferences and individual plans;
    • ● Assist and encourage individuals to establish social networks; promote participation and involvement in community outings;Ensure each individual's rights are protected and not violated;● Treat individuals with dignity and respect at all times.Activities of Daily Living: ● Administer all medications to individuals, as prescribed by his/her medical professional; ● Encourage individuals to attend to their personal hygiene and dress appropriately before a community outing;● Encourage individuals to assist in the preparation of healthy meals and snacks as appropriate to their individual plan;● Keep the residential program clean and organized. Encourage individuals to participate in home beautification and upkeep, as appropriate;● Teach individuals daily living skills such as household chores, laundry, dish washing, etc., as appropriate and according to their individual plan.Communication:● Report any noted problems to the House Manager or NTR On-Call Supervisor immediately and complete a written incident report/Reportable Event form;● Reports all medical related incidents to the House Manager, NTR delegating nurse and or NTR On-Call Supervisor immediately and complete a written incident report/Reportable Event form;● Acts as a representative for the individual in a professional manner when required, to guardians, families, case managers, State officials, community providers, local businesses and employers;● Must maintain confidentiality at ALL times;● Communicates with House Manager when items related to individual's personal needs to be purchased. Teamwork: ● Assists the Director of Operations and or agency designee in the preparation of the annual Person-Centered Planning meeting; ● Treats all individuals and coworkers with dignity, respect and fairness; ● Provides support to other team members when individuals are having behavioral issues; ● Assist in the daily upkeep on the residential program.Documentation:● Documents all program data, including but not limited to: individual plan data, behavior plan data, mileage logs, and supply acquisition forms;● Documents individual's health (i.e., seizure charts, weight, bowel movements, fluid intake) according to the individual's plan;● Ensure all documentation is completed accurately and in a timely manner;● Ensure Medication Administration Records (MARS) entries are accurate and complete daily;● Completes communication log, accurately and completely into Therap;● Clocks in and out before and after every shift.Safety:● Reports unsafe conditions, environment and equipment to the House Manager, Director of Operations and or NEW TIDES on call supervisor immediately;● Constant monitoring for client safety at all times;● Follow safety protocols to foster a safe working environment.Complete all other duties assigned.Essential Job Requirements: ● Must have a vehicle that is registered, inspected and covered by an insurance company; ● Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record; ● Experience working with people who have intellectual disabilities or Autism, preferred;
      • ● Ability to work holidays and during inclement weather.

Keywords: New Tides Residential, New England , Direct Support Professional (Dsp) at New Tides Res, Other , South Portland, Northeast

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