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Direct Support Professional I

Company: Hillside Children's Center
Location: Buffalo
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

We have a tremendous opportunity for Direct Support Professional's at multiple levels depending on background and education in multiple Hillside locations.

As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you would be responsible for assisting in the care and treatment of individuals supported by our programs and Agency. You will help to establish a safe physical and emotional environment and are instrumental in assisting with the development of life and social skills for those in our care that reside in our OPWDD Individualized Residential Alternative (IRA) settings.

Responsibilities:


  • Participate within designated treatment teams to develop service and behavior management plans and, as appropriate, based on skills and experience, execute plans aimed to assist individuals and their families in achieving their personal goals and objectives.
  • Manage activities within an individual or group dynamic, assure the safety of the individuals assigned, and apply appropriate emergency and crisis intervention principles and techniques.
  • Proactively maintain current knowledge of the individual's emotional/behavior status, assess the effectiveness of service plans, and support interactions with family and the local community.
  • Continually demonstrate the emotional competence and good judgment required to build productive relationships with the individuals and their families, while implementing required rules and routines.
  • Ensure the safety of assigned individuals and be thoroughly aware of all procedures relating to emergencies.


    Requirements:

    • Minimum of a High school diploma or GED
    • Bachelor's degree in Human Services, Psychology, Sociology or Education, plus 2 or more years of experience is preferred
    • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays
    • Must have a clean valid driver's license and meet agency driving standards


      Hillside is committed to equal opportunities for all, supporting a diverse workforce, creating great opportunities for our Agency, our people, and to those whom we serve. We offer a competitive benefits package to include very generous paid time off, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending account, 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match, paid holidays, and Employee Assistance Plan, just to name a few of the amazing benefits at Hillside! You'll be working with great people and great clientele where you can truly make a difference. Apply online, get on board, and grow your career with us. You'll be so glad you did!

      EOE/AA Disability/Veteran

Keywords: Hillside Children's Center, Buffalo , Direct Support Professional I, Other , Buffalo, New York

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