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Wildwood Programs, Inc. DSP Residential- Ballston Spa Area in Ballston Spa, New York

DSP Residential- Ballston Spa Area

Job Type

Full Time

Job Category

Residential

Department

Residential

Location

Ballston Spa, NY

Responsibilities

  • Put People First:

  • Support individual potential and get to know the team and the people we support, be engaged!

  • Promote advocacy, individual rights and responsibilities

  • Facilitate personal development, supports and services

  • Build and Maintain Positive Relationships:

  • Create meaningful communication to establish collaborative relationships, trust and empathy with other agency staff, individuals, external agencies, employers, family members, job coaches, service coordinators and any other relationship to the site as necessary

  • Be A Professional:

  • Develop professional relationships with respect to diversity and inclusion

  • Demonstrate professional behavior and qualities of professional demeanor, punctuality, attendance, reliability and pleasantness

  • Create meaningful documentation by maintaining accurate, descriptive and timely reporting

  • Participate in education, training, staff and self-development and growth

  • Exhibit ethical behavior, possess characteristics of integrity, honesty and trustworthiness

  • Health:

  • Promote positive behavior and support holistic health and wellness

  • Prevent, recognize and report abuse

  • Understand individual’s medical, physical, psychological and dental care needs

  • Assist with hygiene, appearance and nutrition, meal planning and preparation

  • Safety:

  • Support crisis prevention, intervention and resolution by implementing agency emergency procedures

  • Ensure safety at all times and during environmental emergencies and create appropriate safeguards for individuals are developed and maintained

  • Home Life:

  • Assist in chores and creation of a clean, safe and comfortable home environment

  • Engage in leisure and social activities, hobbies and interests

  • Complete and ensure implementation of residential habilitation plans, perform routine interior/exterior inspection and follow-up maintenance plans

  • Get into The Community:

  • Support community participation, employment, educational and career goals of the individual

  • Coordinate transportation for individuals for program activities, doctors' appointments, recreational activities and other activities.

Qualifications

  • One-year experience in direct support working with the developmentally disabled or related experience and/or training

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • A valid NYS license and clean driving record are required as you will be responsible to drive individuals to appointments and activities

  • Reliable transportation and willingness to learn

  • Commitment to schedule, assigned job duties and performance expectations

  • Clean, appropriate and presentable appearance while on duty

  • Subject to NYS OPWDD mandated criminal background check, finger printing and a driving record verification

  • Medication Administration, First-Aid and CPR certification or eligibility for certification

  • SCIP-R certification based on program need

Other Expectations:

  • Supervisor Duties: Under the direction of a CIT manager, CIT Team Leader or Regional Leader carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Promote Physical and Emotional Well-Being: Commit to promote the emotional, physical, and personal well-being of the individual supported. Encourage growth and recognize the autonomy of those receiving support while being attentive and energetic in reducing the risk of harm

  • Integrity and Responsibility: Support the mission and vitality of the profession to assist individual in leading self-directed lives and to foster a spirit of partnership with the individuals, other professionals, and the community

  • Confidentiality: Safeguard and respect the confidentiality and privacy of individuals

  • Justice, Fairness and Equity: Affirm the human rights as well as the civil rights and responsibilities of individuals. Promote and practice justice, fairness, and equity for all

  • Respect: Respect the human dignity and uniqueness of individuals. Recognize each individual as valuable and promote their value, interests and needs

  • Relationships: Assist individuals to develop and maintain positive relationships

  • Self-Determination: Assist individuals to direct the course of their own lives

  • Advocacy: Advocate with individuals for justice, inclusion, and full community participation

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