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IAHD Direct Support Proffesional in Bronx, New York

SUMMARYUnder general supervision, the DSP is responsible for devoting his/her attention to the care and development of the people we support in one of the agency’s residential facilities. Interacts in a manner that fosters dignity and learning in a way that helps lead to greater independence.Day-to-day responsibilities include but are not limited to:Demonstrates a positive attitude towards working with individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.Demonstrates strong interpersonal and professional communication skills (verbal and written).Assist as needed with daily living skills (personal hygiene, food preparation, housekeeping, laundry, shopping).Maintains a personalized, home-like atmosphere in the residential environment.Provide support and encourage skill development with hobbies, studies, recreation, communication, and social activities.Ability to quickly respond and manage emergencies effectively and according to oversite and safety plan requirements.Administers appropriate first-aid based on visible symptoms and medical history in accordance with established guidelines and accepted first-aid practices.Provides transportation for the people we support in agency vehicles to and from work, shopping, programs, restaurants, movies, doctor’s appointments, etc.Attends weekly staff meetings as well as any other assigned meetings and in-service training.Prepares concise written reports including Incident Reports, Residents’ Progress Notes, and other reports as assigned.

Minimum Salary: 16.61 Maximum Salary: 17.31 Salary Unit: Hourly