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DSP Adult Services

Company: The Kennedy Center, Inc.
Location: Stratford
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Horizons Day Program-Stratford 40 hours M-F 8am-4pm DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES Promote choice, provide appropriate support and coordinate activities to foster individual well being, growth and development Ensure that all services, programs and guidelines outlined in an individual's ISP are implemented as assigned Ensure that all Kennedy Center and DDS regulations and policies are adhered to. Responsible for the supervision and coordination of daily living skills including but not limited to personal care, recreation, meal prep, and household chores. Ensure all trainings are current. Ensure professional and timely communication with co-workers, supervisor, families and guardians and other team members. Record and maintain individuals records in Therap as assigned, Data entry, case notes, updated contacts and information. Administer medications in accordance with DDS regulations. Ensure all medications are available and orders followed. Advocate for the individuals whenever necessary as well as teach individuals to advocate for themselves. Ensure the protection of all individuals rights and safety by following HIPAA regulations, ensuring privacy and reporting any type of abuse or neglect. Intervene in emergencies or behavioral situations as needed. Maintain a comfortable home or program space, ensuring a clean and safe environment. Ensure all Doctors orders and guidelines are followed to ensure the individuals health and well being. Provide transportation to individuals as assigned. Accompany individuals on community outings, appointments and family visits as assigned. Other related duties and responsibilities as assigned. SKILLS / EXPERIENCE Compassion and patience for those you work with. Ability to provide personal care which may include toileting, bathing, feeding, lifting and transferring an individual. Ability to work independently and as well as part of a team using good judgment and a sense of initiative. Work a flexible schedule that may include mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or equivalent Valid drivers license Knowledge and skill with Microsoft office and the internet. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to lift up to 50lbs Have the physical endurance to use PMT holds. Have the physical endurance to be able to lift and transfer individuals as assigned. The Kennedy Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply. Monday-Friday 8am-4pm 40

Keywords: The Kennedy Center, Inc., Stratford , DSP Adult Services, Other , Stratford, Connecticut

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