DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL-RESIDENTIAL SERVICES
Comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to: 11 paid holidays, PTO, health and dental insurance packages, and a 403b retirement plan.
Responsible for the overall well being of program participants by cultivating an environment that fosters independence within a safe learning environment and that encourages the enhancement of positive relationships.
Essential Functions: Advocate for assigned individual(s), i.e., attend all meetings, ensure all medical, dental and therapy appointments are scheduled and kept and assist in developing and maintaining family and community relationships.
Attend to individuals personal care needs.
(This may included lifting and assisting individuals in and out of wheelchairs, use of Hoyer lift and maintaining good hygiene.)
Transport individuals, as needed, using personal vehicle (i.e., to appointments, work, etc.)
Transfer from one assignment to another as requested (e.g., from one residence to another or from day program to residence and vice versa).
RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist in developing, implementing and monitoring Individual Program Plans (IPP).
Maintain accurate records including daily logs, individual files, accident and incident reports.
Maintain open and focused communication with team members regarding goals and progress of program participants.
Follow established schedules for both individuals we serve and those set by Team Leaders for staff.
Comply with all policies as stated in the Personnel Policies and Procedures Handbook.
Be sure any facility where individuals use CWS services, (i.e., residences, day program or community -based centers) are kept clean and safe.
Project professional image at all times.
PHYSICAL TOLERANCES: Ability to do standing/sedentary tasks for long periods of time.
Ability to perform range of motion tasks, including but not limited to; reaching, bending, stretching, stooping and lifting.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (all personnel are trained in correct lifting procedures.)
QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma.
B.A. Degree preferred
Ability to speak, read and write in English
Valid Driver's License Satisfactory driving record per agency s insurance company standards.
Experience supporting people with disabilities required.
REPORTS TO: Team Leader or designated person
SUPPORTED BY: Leader, Regional Program Manager, Program Director and Human Resources Manager
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt
Location/Region: Westbrook, ME