Direct Support Professional

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Job ID:

183622

Location:

Blauvelt, NY 

Category:

CaregiverCaregiver / Health Care, Nurse / Medical Professional

Salary:

per year
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Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

08.09.2017
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Job Description:

The successful candidate must have knowledge of Individual Habilitation Plans, provide constant supervision and observation of individuals, and advocate for the rights of the individuals. He/she must be willing to work with intellectually disabled individuals in our Sweeney Residence who are blind, medically frail, wheelchair bound and some who require total care. Some individuals may also require behaviorally support. All shifts are available, including weekdays and weekends. The candidate must be awake during the entire shift and sleeping on the job is prohibited. Other duties include but not limited to:

  • Assist individuals with their Adult Daily Living Skills (ADLS), i.e. bathing, dressing, brushing teeth, washing hair, cut nails, shaving.
  • Assist with meal planning and providing a clean, safe and homelike environment in the residence.
  • Drive individuals to recreational or community outings, activities, and medical appointments.
  • Transfer some individuals in and out of wheelchairs using mechanical lifts and assist them in their use of physical adaptive equipment such as walkers, standers, and braces (where applicable).
  • Assist or full support in toileting and use of diapers, adult briefs, and feminine hygiene needs.
  • Assist individuals when they are ill. I.e. colds flu, vomiting, diarrhea, performs basic first aid, Heimlich maneuver if necessary.
  • Stay with individuals while in the emergency room or when admitted (if required) to the hospital.
  • Assist individuals to meet their religious obligations.
  • Travel to the five boroughs and the tri-state area, if necessary.
  • Mandatory overtime is required.

He/she must have a High School diploma and a valid, non-restricted driver's license is required. Related work experience preferred but not required.

Please email resumes to: Lillian Reynolds at or

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About the Company
Saint Dominic's Home is a nonprofit human services agency that provides 40 human services and programs in the Bronx and the Lower Hudson Valley (Rockland and Orange Counties) to nearly 1,800 individuals, many of whom are children, and families of all backgrounds that are developmentally disabled, socially disadvantaged and, or, vocationally challenged.
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Saint Dominic's Home

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