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Cape Abilities Direct Support Professionla, Indvidual in Hyannis, Massachusetts

PART TIME & FULL TIME The Direct Support Professional provides instruction, support, & serves as a positive role model to individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury or other unique challenges. Direct Support Professionals are expected to facilitate the development of the individual program participant?s independent living, social & recreational skills as well as ensuring his/her full involvement in the local community, &, as applicable, facilitate his/her access to appropriate health care. The Direct Support Professional provides direct, active, & constructive interactions with individuals in collaboration with individual caregivers, AFC clinical staff, community members, & families. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS* Implements Individual Service Plan (ISP) objectives & behavior plans as defined on established service agreements. Prepares & forwards, as applicable, all required ISP paperwork & reports according to established procedures & deadlines. Provides training in personal care to individuals who require support. Provides one-on-one supervision to individual as assigned by the treatment goals, behavior plans & other relevant plans in a non-intrusive manner to ensure individual?s safety. Completes written reports including program objective documentation, incident reports & other reports as directed. Maintains regular, open lines of communication & a positive rapport with family members, as applicable, the individual?s caregivers, & AFC/Shared Living staff. Attends required meetings & trainings. Adheres to established program routines & schedules, as applicable, to ensure the individual needs are met. Provides assistance & support to individuals with scheduling & attending social & leisure activities. Provides transportation to individuals to appointments & social activities. Ensures that the individual?s basic human rights, well-being & safety are respected at all times. Adheres to all supervisory directives & follows all established protocols when providing one-on-one support to individuals. Serves as mandated reporter for suspected cases of abuse &/or neglect to the Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC) or Elder Abuse Hotline, as appropriate. PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES High school diploma or equivalent required. Associates degree or additional education in the field (s) of psychology, social work, nursing, or special education preferred. 1 year of direct care, CNA, or human services experience preferred. Ability & willingness to provide hands-on personal care. Must be able to effectively communicate in both verbal & written form with coworkers & supported individuals & read fluently. Valid driver?s license in the state of Massachusetts required. Successful completion of all state & Agency mandated trainings upon hire required. OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Performs additional duties, as assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEM&S Frequent standing, walking & bending. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds. Ability to physically intervene in instances of extreme behavior that might jeopardize safety of individuals supported & staff. See COMPETENCIES when applying

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