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Float Direct Support Professional - Sanford IRA (4112)

  • Arc of Livingston-Wyoming
  • 369-395 Van Duzer Rd
  • Middletown, NY 10940
  • Full-Time
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Brief Job Objectives: Responsible for the oversight and guidance required by each individual's Residential Habilitation Services Plan. Float DSP Staff may be required to work holidays, weekends and awake overnight shifts based on program needs and as requested by supervisor(s). The role of the Float DSP is to provide coverage for open shifts, and will require the employee to be comfortable working in a variety of sites. Support efforts to enhance the quality of services to individuals by accomplishing the mission and goals of the Arc of Livingston-Wyoming.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

Implement Residential Habilitation Services and Periodic Staff Supports, as developed from ISP and Residential Habilitation Service Plan for each individual served

Ensure level of supervision meets the IPOP, MHMMP, Behavior Support Plan and any other applicable plan. Implement individual goals based on Service Plan(s) as developed by each individual, family/advocate and Service Coordinator

Ensure supervision of individuals based on each individual's physical/medical needs, and according to the person's IPOP.

Demonstrates adherence to the Direct Support Professional Code of Ethics and Core Competencies.

Responsibility for the constant monitoring of each individual's medical needs and communicating concerns to supervisor(s) and/or Community Services Registered Nurse

Although the Float DSP will be assigned a home base, Float DSP's will be required to report to an assigned work site when given instruction by a Supervisor. Travel to work sites can be accomplished by using agency vehicles, or, when not available, employees will receive mileage reimbursement at the current agency reimbursement rate.

Responsibility for successfully completing all required Agency trainings, including any medical training based on individual's needs (i.e. blood pressure, pulse, respiration, glucometer testing, pace maker checks, utilizing oxygen apparatus, nebulizer treatments, insulin injections, etc.)

Become certified in medication administration and maintain certification on an annual basis.

Responsibility for administering medications, as per Agency Policy and Procedure.

Provides hands on assistance to ensure good personal health care of each individual as needed. This includes showering, bathing, oral hygiene (tooth brushing), shaving, hair combing, toileting, toe and fingernail care, changing of adult protective underwear, etc

Provide one on one assistance with dressing each individual in age appropriate, proper fitting and seasonal attire as needed.

Responsible for meal preparation and cooking based on each individual's dietary needs

Provide direct supervision and monitoring at each meal time to prevent incidents of choking and adherence to dietary regimen, implement family style dining

Responsibility in completing the \"Cleaning Schedule\" as per OSHA requirements Responsibility for the cleanliness of the entire home by completing household tasks outlined on the monthly maintenance checklist (i.e. dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, etc)

Ensure proper maintenance and cleanliness of all tools, equipment (i.e. wheel chairs, walkers, hearing aids, electric tooth brushes, shavers, etc) needed by each individual

Responsibility for washing, drying and maintenance of all personal clothing and bedding of each individual

Provide transportation, assistance and support to each person in all community cultural and educational resources, such as libraries, restaurants, stores, medical facilities, banks, churches, theater and social services, as desired

Conduct fire drills as requested by supervisor, ensuring all individuals exit home when fire alarm sounds by providing verbal and physical assistance

Assist and support people with interpersonal relationships in their home and community

Work within the constraints of the house budget by responsibly shopping for household/grocery items

Complete all required paperwork on daily/as needed basis (i.e. Non-Goal Directed Progress Notes, goals, filing, etc)

Drive Agency vehicles when needed and complete required transportation paperwork (i.e. Daily Vehicle Reports, etc)

Promote cooperation and successful interaction by maintaining open and positive communication with people receiving services, their advocates, family members, and other Agency staff members

Uphold each individual's rights

Respect the individual's right to privacy by using written and verbal information to ensure confidentiality

Advocate for individual's needs, interests and desires, as necessary

Present and ready for work as assigned in include presenting a professional appearance

Responsibility for assisting individual's in receiving needed/desired medical services and communicating/documenting pertinent information as per Agency policy, as designated (i.e. medication administration, transportation to appointments)

Overnight staff are required to remain awake, performing their specified job responsibilities. There is no sleeping on the overnight shift, unless prior approval has been obtained from your supervisors.

Report for duty as scheduled. Although all employees are assigned a home base, the location of a scheduled shift may be subject to change according to program needs.

Check employee email/schedule and other correspondence each scheduled shift.

Support the Brand Platform of the Agency by incorporating the brand personalities Competent, Dedicated, Professional, Caring and Innovative -throughout your daily work.

Attend and participate in meetings, as requested

Participates in corporate compliance and quality assurance activities as required

Adhere to all program policies and procedures

Other related duties as assigned

Nonessential Functions:

Participation on agency committees and at agency functions.

Reporting Responsibilities

Reports to: Site Supervisor, CSRN

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervises: None exercised

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Requires attentive listening skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and good reading abilities.

Basic computer skills

Be able to maintain composure during emergency/conflict situations and be able to use sound judgment in decision making.

Be a positive role model and possess good interpersonal skills.

Work independently.

Physical & Mental Requirements:

Be physically able to assist individuals in transferring from wheelchair to other seat when needed.

May be required to prevent an adult from falling, assisting an adult to his/her feet, etc. (adults weighing up to 200 pounds, plus).

Walk up and down stairs.

Shovel and remove snow and ice from walkways and driveways when necessary.

Maintain outside appearance of home including gardening, weeding, trash removal, etc.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience with geriatric and/or individuals with developmental disabilities, or CNA certification preferred.

Valid NYS drivers license with safe driving record per agency policy.

Working Conditions:

Will be required to use office equipment, i.e., phone, copier, fax, and computer, in addition to household appliances (i.e., washer/dryer, stove/oven, refrigerator, etc.).

Work may require offsite travel to events/outings.

Special Instructions:

This is an overnight float position that will require travel throughout Wyoming County and possibly Livingston County in some instances. Use of your own vehicle may be required.

Work schedule: Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat - 10pm - 7:30am

Total hours per week: 38



* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.