Ibero-American Action League, Inc.

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Day Habilitation Coordinator, the Direct Support Professional Day Habilitation is responsible for ensuring delivery of quality services to all consumers served.  The Direct Support Professional Day Habilitation will be part of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Team. 

Essential Functions:

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Counsels consumers while providing supervision, training and assistance in accomplishing activities of daily living and independent living skills.
  • Physically assist/coach consumers with toileting and other personal hygiene needs on a daily basis.
  • Maintains up-to-date program notes, outcome notes and billing for each consumer assigned on a daily basis.
  • As needed, transports consumers to various activities, including volunteer activities.
  • Transports consumers back and forth to program on a daily basis.
  • Maintain agency vehicle to ensure safety. Submits all gas receipts to Coordinator.
  • Assists consumers in and out of the van during activities.
  • Ensures that fire safety needs are met, including participation in quarterly fire drills or as needed.
  • Ensures the safety of consumers at all times.
  • Ensures the facility is clean and notifies maintenance staff and/or supervisor of any issues.
  • Attends mandatory training and/or meetings as scheduled.
  • Maintains up to date all necessary first aid and CPR certifications.
  • All other duties as assigned by the supervisor.                                                                                                

Authority:

This position exercises considerable initiative and independence in setting goals, accomplishing activities and completing consumer outcomes.  Under the general supervision of the Program Coordinator, the Direct Support Professional Day Habilitation will maintain a professional and responsible work environment for the program.

Position Qualifications:

Competency Statement(s)

  • Support a person's unique capacities, personality and potential
  • Getting to know a person through assessment/discovery
  • Promoting advocacy with the individual
  • Facilitating personal growth and development
  • Facilitation of supports and services
  • Building and maintaining relationships

Competency Statement(s) Continued:

  • Creating meaningful communication
  • Develop professional relationships
  • Exhibit professional behavior
  • Show respect for diversity and inclusion
  • Create meaningful documentation reports
  • Education, training and self-development activities
  • Organizational participation
  • Exhibit ethical behavior on the job
  • Promote positive behavior and support
  • Supports health and wellness
  • Prevents, recognizes and reports abuse
  • Supports crisis prevention, intervention and resolution
  • Supports safety
  • Ensures safety of individuals during environmental emergencies
  • Supports people to live in the home of their choice
  • Supports active participation in the community
  • Supports employment, education and career goal attainment

Skills and Abilities:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Valid NYS driver's license
  • 6 months experience working with community human service providers and working with Developmentally Disabled population
  • Bilingual preferred, not required
  • Basic cooking skills
  • A combination of training and experience other than the specified, if judged to be adequate for the job, may be accepted by the President and CEO

Physical Demands:

The position does require occasional standing, squatting, lifting of up to approximately 40 lbs.

Ibero American Action League is committed to the policy of equal employment opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition, gender identity or expression, carrier status, domestic violence victim status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.

Ibero-American Action League, Inc.
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