Half Time Direct Support Professional Wildwood Programs Latham

Job Title : Half Time Direct Support Professional
Date : 20 November 2021
Company : Wildwood Programs
City : Latham

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Half-Time Direct Support Professional
Who we are looking for:
We are looking for caring, compassionate and engaging individuals to help promote independence, self-esteem and social integration in a Residential environment. is a proud provider of educational, residential, employment, and other community-based supports to people with disabilities and we are looking for someone dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives.
Successful candidates will exhibit the ability to interact with our individuals in a positive encouraging way, demonstrate a professional demeanor, patience, empathy and a positive attitude while possessing a strong desire to help others. Problem solving skills and commitment to the team is required.
This Half-Time position is benefits eligible and pay rates start at $15.00 per hour with flexible shifts that include:
Wednesday- Saturday
20+ hour work weeks that may include, evenings, days, and overnights.
Overnight shifts are incentivized and you can earn an estimated additional $4,550.00 per year for one night per week
What are the job duties:
Primary duties of a DSP are to assist with 7 areas of personal development and care:
  • Put People First:
  • Support individual potential and get to know the people we support, be engaged!
  • Promote advocacy, individual rights and responsibilities
  • Facilitate personal development, supports and services
  • Build and Maintain Positive Relationships:
  • Create meaningful communication to establish collaborative relationships, trust and empathy
  • Be A Professional:
  • Develop professional relationships with respect to diversity and inclusion
  • Exhibit professional behavior and qualities of professional demeanor, punctuality, attendance, reliability and pleasantness
  • Create meaningful documentation by maintaining accurate, descriptive and timely reporting
  • Participate in education, training, self-development and growth
  • Exhibit ethical behavior, possess characteristics of integrity, honesty and trustworthiness
  • Health:
  • Promote positive behavior and support holistic health and wellness
  • Prevent, recognize and report abuse
  • Understand individual’s medical, physical, psychological and dental care needs
  • Assist with hygiene, appearance and nutrition, meal planning and preparation
  • Safety:
  • Support crisis prevention, intervention and resolution
  • Ensure safety at all times and during environmental emergencies
  • Home Life:
  • Support individuals to live in the home of their choice
  • Assist in chores and creation of a clean, safe and comfortable home environment
  • Engage in leisure and social activities, hobbies and interests
  • Get into The Community:
  • Support community participation, employment, educational and career goals of the individual
  • A valid NYS license and clean driving record are required as you will be responsible to drive individuals to appointments and activities
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Reliable transportation, attendance and willingness to learn
  • Commitment to schedule, assigned job duties and performance expectations
  • Detailed oriented with ability to accurately complete all required daily documentation and reporting
  • Clean, appropriate and presentable appearance while on duty
  • Subject to NYS OPWDD mandated criminal background check, finger printing and a driving record verification
Other Expectations:
  • Promote Physical and Emotional Well-Being: Commit to promote the emotional, physical, and personal well-being of the individual supported. Encourage growth and recognize the autonomy of those receiving support while being attentive and energetic in reducing the risk of harm
  • Integrity and Responsibility: Support the mission and vitality of the profession to assist individual in leading self-directed lives and to foster a spirit of partnership with the individuals, other professionals, and the community
  • Confidentiality: Safeguard and respect the confidentiality and privacy of individuals
  • Justice, Fairness and Equity: Affirm the human rights as well as the civil rights and responsibilities of individuals. Promote and practice justice, fairness, and equity for all
  • Respect: Respect the human dignity and uniqueness of individuals. Recognize each individual as valuable and promote their value, interests and needs
  • Relationships: Assist individuals to develop and maintain positive relationships
  • Self-Determination: Assist individuals to direct the course of their own lives
  • Advocacy: Advocate with individuals for justice, inclusion, and full community participation

Should you are interested and qualified, please apply in confidence by filling online application form at :

Notes :

  • All application will kept strictly confidential.
  • Only qualified, short-listed applicants will be invited for furthers process.

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