Direct Support Professional

Morris County, NJ
Part-time
Salary: $11.00 to $13.00 /hour


Job Description

Responsibilities:

The Direct Support Professional is responsible to provide 1:1 support to individuals with developmental disabilities at home and or in the community. The behavior support professional will provide assistance in helping our individuals maintain/increase independence, dignity, privacy, choice, and individuality.

  • Complete required training
  • Foster and support a safe, positive, supportive and nurturing work environment
  • Attend scheduled meetings to discuss client progress goals and individual performance
  • Attend training on, and implement behavior support plans as needed
  • Support individuals in developing and meeting their service plan goals
  • Accurate and timely completion of timesheets and service logs

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma (minimum requirement)
  • Bachelor’s degree (Preferred)

Training and Other Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Minimum 1 year of Human Service Experience
  • Experience with personal Care (toileting, bathing)
  • Experience with behavior support (managing aggression/self-injury, elopement)
  • Professional writing and verbal communication
  • DDD Shifting Expectations
  • Prevention of Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
  • DDD Life-Threatening Emergencies (Danielle’s Law)
  • Additional specialized training
  • (Free training will be facilitated by Friends of Cyrus based on need/assignment)

Essential physical/sensory demands and travel involved with the position:

(See below for list of frequent job-related demands)

  • Standing; Walking; Lifting; Carrying; Pushing / Pulling; Bending; Reaching; Visual;
  • Hearing; Speaking; Running; Driving; Use of personal vehicle

Job Type: Part-time (Monday to Friday – 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm)

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