Reference #: 847561

Work Location: Delaware County

Location: Springfield

Position Type: Part-Time

Reports To: Residential Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Shift: Days - 6:00am-11:00am (50hrs biweekly)

Divine Providence Village located in Springfield, PA (Delaware County) has an opening for a Part-Time Direct Support Professional.

 

Primary Purpose: Assists individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in their daily living, program needs, emotional and behavior needs; with a focus on providing quality care to each individual, while assisting them to reach their greatest level of independence in conjunction with the Interdisciplinary Team.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist, coach and monitor each individual with their daily living needs including: bathing, personal hygiene care, dressing etc.
  • Reinforce positive behaviors and promotes social interaction with the individuals served by modeling appropriate behavior and developing a therapeutic rapport with those entrusted to their care.
  • Assists at meal time by modeling family style dining, while monitoring the diets of each individual and adhering to their dietary restrictions and mealtime supervision needs.
  • Accompany individuals in the community; providing transportation, ensuring safety and assisting in purchases as necessary.
  • Assist in implementation of therapeutic activities, such as; physical exercises, mass or church functions, arts and crafts, and recreational games.
  • Meets the emotional and behavior needs of each individual; following the intervention strategies identified in the Behavior Support Plan (where applicable); providing physical intervention only when necessary to protect health and safety.
  • Completes daily documentation such as; accountability sheets, behavior tracking, goal tracking, toileting schedules and incident reporting as needed.

 

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) (required).
  • 1-3 months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience (preferred).
  • Valid Driver's License with minimum 3 years licensed driving experience and a clean driving record.

 

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