Day Services Without Walls- Buffalo- DSP II - #337710

The Arc Erie County New York

Date: 07/22/2021 17:00 PM

City: Bowmansville, New York

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

The Arc Erie County New York has been supporting children and adults with disabilities, and their families in achieving their desired quality of life by creating opportunities through comprehensive services for over 65 years

The Arc Erie County is currently seeking Direct Support Professionals (Caregivers) for it's Day Services programs! No Evenings, No Weekends and No Holidays!!

Position Summary:
Direct Support Professionals (DSP) have a wide variety of duties and perform an array of activities in support of the habilitative services provided by The Arc Erie County. Tasks of daily living and facilitation of recreational activities depend on the specific abilities of the individuals being served and the nature of the setting where the service is being provided. A Direct Support Professional supports people by providing person-centered assistance and training in areas such as, but not limited to: activities of daily living, self-care skills, money management, cooking, self-administration of medication, community integration, and communication.

Program Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

Day Habilitation:

  • Administers medications as per individuals’ orders and agency protocols
  • Monitors meals and provides assistance with eating and/or follows feeding protocol, use of adaptive equipment for eating, etc.
  • Under direction of supervisor, develops and facilitates activities/volunteer opportunities for program participants to be productive and participate.
  • Medication Administration, Safe Driving, First Aid Certification, CPR and Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention-Revised training (SCIP) must be taken as provided by the agency within 90 days of hire and must be maintained.

The Arc Erie County New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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