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Developmental Disabilities Institute Direct Support Professional - Children's Residential Program in Huntington, New York


  • Teach and assist individuals in all activities of daily living. ADL’s include, but are not limited to personal hygiene including toileting, cooking, house cleaning, laundry, leading a healthy lifestyle, shopping, budgeting, maintaining appropriate behavior, and community integration - Complete all required trainings, and participate in Peer Mentoring Program, inservice workshops, and recertification trainings as required - Participate in semi-annual IDT, quarterly, staff meetings, and staffings as required - Advocate for the rights of the individual(s) we serve - Help individual(s) build relationships, and maintain relationships with family and friends - Follow individual(s) daily activity/classroom schedule, implementing all formal goals and protocols of individuals you are assigned to - Data collection – goals, protocols, outings, SUB’s, progress notes, recreation/fitness logs - Obtain certification for, and administer medications under the supervision of assigned nursing staff (AMAP), if required. - Fulfill responsibilities of primary advocate (paperwork, advocacy, programming) - Instruction and documentation, participation in development and revisions of formal goals and protocols in accordance with the CFA/ISP, and behavior plans - Accompany individuals on medical appointments, jobs, and community activities, if applicable. - Complete incident reports and SCIP-R reports as necessary - Knowledge and accurate implementation of Emergency Procedures - Demonstrated knowledge of all OPWDD and DDI policy and procedures as they pertain to individuals supported, and documentation of such - Ensure the vans are clean and vehicle problems are written down and addressed through the Site Supervisor/Manager