C R E A T I V E   W O R K   S Y S T E M S

10 Speirs St    l   Westbrook, Maine 04092

Telephone (207) 879-1140   l Fax (207) 879-1146

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL-RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Responsible for the overall well being of program participants by cultivating an environment that fosters independence within a safe learning environment and that encourages the enhancement of positive relationships.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Advocate for assigned individual(s), i.e., attend all meetings, ensure all medical, dental and therapy appointments are scheduled and kept and assist in developing and maintaining family and community relationships.
  • Attend to individuals’ personal care needs. (This may included lifting and assisting individuals in and out of wheelchairs, use of Hoyer lift and maintaining good hygiene.)
  • Transport individuals, as needed, using personal vehicle (i.e., to appointments, work, etc.)
  • Transfer from one assignment to another as requested (e.g., from one residence to another or from day program to residence and vice versa).

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in developing, implementing and monitoring Individual Program Plans (IPP).
  • Maintain accurate records including daily logs, individual files, accident and incident reports.
  • Maintain open and focused communication with team members regarding goals and progress of program participants.
  • Follow established schedules for both individuals we serve and those set by Team Leaders for staff.
  • Comply with all policies as stated in the Personnel Policies and Procedures Handbook.
  • Be sure any facility where individuals use CWS services, (i.e., residences, day program or community -based centers) are kept clean and safe.
  • Project professional image at all times.

PHYSICAL TOLERANCES

  • Ability to do standing/sedentary tasks for long periods of time.
  • Ability to perform range of motion tasks, including but not limited to; reaching, bending, stretching, stooping and lifting.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (all personnel are trained in correct lifting procedures.)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School Diploma.
  • A. Degree preferred.
  • Experience supporting people with disabilities required.

REPORTS TO:                                  Team Leader or designated person

SUPPORTED BY:                             Team Leader, Regional Program Manager, Program Director and Human Resources Manager

JOB CLASSIFICATION:                    Non-Exempt

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