JFCS: Direct Support Professional

Multiple openings: Full/Part-time positions available

 

Primary Responsibilities:

                      To use best practices and technology within a community based

                       residential setting to teach individuals with developmental disabilities how to

                       acquire the physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to live

                       as independently as possible. 

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  1. Provide direct support to individuals by assisting with development of independence skills based on the need of each individual.
  2. Assists to the extent needed by the individual in all daily living skills.
  3. Advocates for the individual including fostering healthy relationships with peers and staff.
  4. Communicate effectively and efficiently with guardians, parents and support personnel based on needs of the residents.
  5. Administers medication and completes documentation of same.
  6. Supports individuals to and from medical appointments and documents all information from appointments.
  7. Assists the individuals in developing a support network within the community.
  8. Assists individual with identifying and/or accompanying them to social and recreational activities within the community.
  9. As needed, will transport the individual to appointments, shopping and other activities
  10. Accurately completes all mandatory in-house documentation
  11. Participates in IDT meetings for personal future planning as requested.
  12. Completes all duties as delegated by the Residential Manager/Director.
  13. Must successfully complete and demonstrate proficiency in all areas of required training.
  14. Perform any and all duties requested of supervisor.

 

 

Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or higher or High school diploma plus two years’ experience in the field.  
  • Valid driver’s license plus clean driving record.
  • Shall be at least 18 years of age or older.
  •     Ability to communicate effectively with written and oral language.
  •     Must be able to pass fingerprinting, initial and random drug testing, and CARI and Central Registry of     Offenders Against Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. N.J.A.C. 10:44D, and a criminal background clearance.
  •     Demonstrate an understanding of inclusion, compassion and has the ability to problem solve with individuals with disabilities and their families. 
    • Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

 

Interested candidates should send their resumes to bgismonde@jfedsnj.org.