Day Program Direct Support Professional

Employer
Calmra Inc
Location
Laurel, MD
Posted
Nov 16, 2022
Closes
Nov 30, 2022
Ref
717727660
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
*SIGN-ON BONUS *$500 AFTER ORIENTATION AND A WORKED PAY PERIOD$1500 AFTER 6 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT AND SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF CONDITIONAL PERIODLooking for day work hours helping others and having fun? CALMRA operates a Senior Center in Laurel, MD to provide day services to seniors or those with age-related disabilities, cognitive disabilities, and/or physical disabilities. Our seniors need you to work with them promoting health, social connections and community activities!Benefits offered (depending on position and hours worked) include Vacation, Personal and Sick leave; Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance; a 403B Retirement Savings Plan with matching contributions; 10 paid holidays annually; an Employee Assistance Program and Paid trainings.If you love working with people and want a career, not just a job - we would love to talk to you about the possibilities of joining our CALMRA family!*Position Title: * Program Specialist/Direct Support Professional*Supervised by: * Director of Day Services and Program Administrator*Qualifications: * High school degree and one yearA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents s related professional experience Possess valid driverA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents s license and good driving record and ability to drive a car/van.*Schedule: * Monday through Friday 7:30am A$ cents A cents ' not A cents € oe 3:30 pm (times will vary per transportation route)*REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION** Consistent attendance and punctuality* Follow instructions and respond to supervisorA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents s direction* Demonstrate sound time management and dependability* Contribute to building positive Teamwork* Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness* Exhibit effective communication skills, both written and oral* Exhibit initiative and resourcefulness* Adaptable to change* Consistent demonstration of professionalism* Ability to perform the physical demands of the position, including 50 pound lifting requirement* Ability to prioritize and plan work schedules.*DUTIES OF POSITION**Individual Program Planning** Participate in preparation of the Person-Centered Plan (PCP) by completing initial and annual assessments, and present recommendations for development of goals to the Program Administrator/Activity Coordinator.* Work in cooperation with the Program Administrator/Activity Coordinator in development, revision, and implementation of each individualA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents s PCP and all PCP recommended activities identified as the day program serviceA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents s responsibility.* Assist the Program Administrator/Activity Coordinator in program development, using creativity to promote active engagement and independence.* Schedule and implement goals as indicated in PCP.* Follow any specialized program developed by the supportive staff (Plan of Care, Behavior Plan.)* Maintain open communication with families, caregivers, and residential providers.*Individual Related** Supervise individuals *at all times* *keep actively engaged* in different tasks/activities to include activities in the community.* Report any concerns to the supervisor immediately (injury, illness, unusual behaviors) and document on the appropriate form.* Provide additional support, when needed in order to maintain integration in the community.* Maintain the individualsA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents attendance alerting the supervisor of any concerns.* Read the individualsA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents daily logs and report any concerns to the supervisor; record in the log, as required.* Lift, transfer, toilet, push manual wheelchairs and feed individuals, as needed.* Administer medications to individuals as required.*Transportation Related** Transport individuals to the day program and other locations as directed by the Director of Day Services, Program Administrator, and Activity Coordinator*General** Maintain accountability to the Director of Day Services, Program Administrator and Activity Coordinator.* Acquire and maintain all required training certification including Medication Administration, CPR/First Aid, and Van Driving certification.* Attend all additional meetings, trainings, and in-services, as directed by supervisor, per regulations, and staff interest; adjusting schedule, as required.* Maintain a professional attitude with individuals, coworkers, caregivers, and other professionals.* Maintain a clean safe work environment.* *Perform other duties and responsibilities as required within the scope of the position.**Policy and Procedures** Comply with DHMH and CALMRA Inc. Policies and Procedures.* Comply with CALMRA, Inc. Policies and Procedures *at all times.** Support the agencyA$ cents A cents ' not A cents " cents s mission, goal, and values.*Licensing** Provide services that meet applicable licensing, certification, and accreditation requirements.* Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the DDA Regulations.Job Type: Full-timePay: $17.00 per hour

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