Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Direct Support Professional - Full Time - Eastwood SILP - Toomey Residential

2 weeks ago(11/29/2017 4:07 PM)
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Direct Support Professional


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 provides supervision and support to individuals living in a group home setting by offering guidance in the development of safe relationships, emotion management, loss, and planning for a successful future.


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. Provide basic first aid, and administers 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 Collaborative Problem Solving philosophy and methods. 
  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.




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 the worksite, NYS Central Registry Clearance, NYS Justice Center Fingerprinting and background check.


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