Developmental Disabilities Institute Direct Support Professional in Nesconset, New York
- Helping individuals build and maintain relationships with family and friends. - Following individuals daily activity/classroom schedule, implementing all formal goals and protocols of individuals you are assigned to. - Fulfilling responsibilities of primary advocate (paperwork, advocacy, programming). - Teaching and assisting individuals in all aspects of daily living, including, but not limited to: ADL’s (toileting, showering, personal hygiene), cooking, house cleaning, laundry, leading a healthy lifestyle, shopping, budgeting, maintaining appropriate behavior, and community integration. - Accompanying individuals on medical appointments, jobs, and community activities, if applicable. - Knowledge and accurate implementation of emergency procedures - Advocating for individuals’ needs. - Documentation, i.e., chore chart, incident reports, SUB sheets, logs, staff communication book. - Obtain and maintain appropriate certifications such as CPR.