Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Direct Support Professional - Full Time - Liverpool - Toomey Residential

2 months ago(11/29/2017 11:18 AM)
# of Openings
Community and Social Services


Care. With me in mind.

Toomey is a not-for-profit organization providing community-based clinical treatment services and programs for children, adolescents, adults and their families in the Central New York region.


We Play a Vital Role in the Lives of Those We Serve

Empower others toward increased independence, teach new skills, increase
self-esteem, and help others achieve their personal goals.



Basic Function/Purpose:  The Direct Support Professional empowers and assists individuals with developmental disabilities to lead self-directed lives, and participate fully in the community.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:


  1. Assist individuals in participating in daily and weekly activities such as shopping, exercising, hobbies, volunteering, activities of daily living, and other desired activities as defined by the individual.
  2. Assist in maintaining house operations including meal planning and preparation.
  3. Administer basic first aid, and medication as prescribed and pursuant to agency policies.
  4. Serve as a positive liaison to schools, parents, and others who have a relationship to those served.   
  5. Provide transportation to activities and outings for individuals receiving services.

  6. Promote and ensure a safe and positive environment for individuals receiving services to include, identifying risk and safety issues, and completing reporting requirements to appropriate person(s).

  7. Initiate and complete required paperwork paper work in a timely manner.

  8. Adhere to the philosophy of Toomey Residential and practice behaviors consistent with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) Core Competencies, which include: Putting Individuals First; Building and Maintaining Positive Relationships; Demonstrating Professionalism; Supporting Good Health; Safety; Supporting the individual to live in the home of their choice, and being active and productive in their community.

  9. Maintain guidelines and policies as established by the funding sources and Toomey Residential and Community Services.

  10. Represent the agency in a positive and professional manner



1. Medical Insurance

2. Caremark Prescription 

3. Vision

4. Dental 

5. Life Insurance

6. Supplemental Life Insurance 

7. Pension Plan

8. 401(k)

9. Vacation Time; starts to accrue after your first 60 days; approximently 3 weeks per year 

10. Sick Time; accrued at 1 day a month

11. Personal Time; 1 day per quarter 

12. Floating Time; 2 days a year






Education and/or Experience Required at Entry: High School Diploma or GED required, associates or bachelor degree with relevant experience preferred.


Licenses/Certificate/Clearances: A valid NYS driver’s license with reliable transportation to and from worksite, NYS Central Registry Clearance, NYS Justice Center Fingerprinting and background check.


Full Time position; Tuesday-Saturday 2p-10p


If you are interested in applying for this position you MUST go to and complete our application.



We look forward to working with you!




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