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Direct Support Professional - Individualized, Community Based

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Job Path, Inc. | New York, NY
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Job Path, Inc.


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Published 11 days ago

Salary

$15/hr


Do you value working for an organization that is truly driven by its mission? Are you excited at the prospect of being able to be a positive presence in a person's life? Does exploring different corners of New York City to find interesting things to do and forming meaningful relationships sound like a dream job? Are you looking for part-time work that can fit into your schedule? If your answer is yes to the above, then you are in the right place!

Job Path supports people with developmental disabilities as they make choices about their lives and play valued roles in their communities. Job Path encourages people to explore what they want out of life and to chart their own journeys. Whether it’s finding a job, making a contribution in a volunteer role, establishing a home, or being part of the community, the goal is to assist the person to lead a full and active life.

We are seeking energetic, mature, responsible, and creative people to provide one-on-one support in various community settings in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx. The mission of the Community Supports program at Job Path is to ensure that people with developmental disabilities are visible in society and are recognized as equal citizens. We work one-on-one with people using a true person centered approach in order to foster relationships between people and their communities. Direct Support Professionals who work in the Community Supports program are part of a team that works with people with a multitude of interests and with varying support needs.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following tasks:

Direct Support - Challenging Individuals To Grow In An Interdependent World By:

  • Providing individualized supports to connect people to their communities and help them to become contributing community members
  • Working with family and community members, develop connections to community organizations
  • Providing assistance at volunteer jobs, classes, social events and other community activities
  • Helping individuals meet their personal and professional goals
  • Building self-esteem by doing things together, rather than doing for
  • Providing opportunities for new experiences
  • Encouraging individuals to make choices and decisions in all areas of their lives, and providing the opportunities to learn how to make decisions
  • Supporting people in social situations to learn to feel comfortable and confident with others through appropriate interactions and build positive relationships
  • Putting aside personal beliefs to ensure that the person you are supporting has the opportunity to have the life they want for themselves

Balancing Field Work with Team Work

  • Ensuring communication with supervisor is clear, concise and honest
  • Offering support, respect, and feedback to other team members
  • Covering assigned shifts if needed, giving adequate notice and informing supervisor of schedule changes
  • Attending staff meetings and contributing professionally
  • Sharing and contributing ideas, knowledge, questions

Health & Safety - Respecting Personal Health Needs By:

  • Being aware of and competent in dealing with medical needs eg. seizures, health concerns, allergies etc.
  • Attending to personal care needs in a dignifying and respectful matter
  • Providing physical supports, such as pushing a wheelchair or helping a person to eat, if necessary

Documentation/Communication - Ensuring Information Is Shared By:

  • Completing case notes and written monthly summary notes by assigned deadline
  • Completing time sheets on a biweekly basis
  • Following up with required documentation as detailed by your supervisor

In order to succeed in this position, applicants must be dynamic and flexible in order to go with the flow of people's ever changing lives. Some of the people we support use wheelchairs or require other physical supports. In order to ensure that all people in the Community Supports program have an equal opportunity to have a full life, applicants must be open to providing physical supports if necessary.

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Prior experience a plus, but not essential. We are seeking candidates who enjoy active, "people-oriented" work and are sensitive to the needs and preferences of people with disabilities. This position would be one-to-one through the Community Supports and Life Coaching departments.

Do you value working for an organization that is truly driven by its mission? Are you excited at the prospect of being able to be a positive presence in a person's life? Does exploring different corners of New York City to find interesting…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Work/Life Assistance Program (EAP), ability to contribute to pre-tax commuter and medical FSA plans, 403b pension with employer match after two years of employment  

Work/Life Assistance Program (EAP), ability to contribute to pre-tax commuter and medical FSA plans, 403b pension with employer match after two years of employment  

How To Apply

Job Path seriously reviews all application materials with an emphasis on the content of the cover letter. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and dates of availability via our jobs board:

Or, send via fax to 212-921-5342 or mail to:

Job Path  

Attn: Hiring Manager 

256 West 38th Street 2nd Floor 

New York, NY 10018

*Please note: Only applicants we feel meet requirements of the position will be contacted for an interview. No calls please. Please choose one method of submission.

**Job Path is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on races, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, employment, or citizenship status.**

Job Path seriously reviews all application materials with an emphasis on the content of the cover letter. Please submit your resume, cover letter, and dates of availability via our…

Location

256 West 38th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
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