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Developmental Disabilities Institute Community Instructor 3 (Direct Support Professional) in Smithtown, New York

Description

Responsibilities

  • 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

    Qualifications

  • High school/Equivalency diploma

  • Some college preferred

  • Prior experience working with developmentally disabled adults preferred

  • Valid NYS driver’s license required 18+ months

  • Obtain and maintain SCIP (Strategies for Crisis Intervention Prevention) Certification, CPR, First aid and other certifications as required

Qualifications

Education

Required

  • GED or better

  • High School or better

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