Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Direct Support Professional (Breed IRA) - Part Time - Toomey Residential

2 weeks ago(11/30/2017 11:33 AM)
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Direct Support Professional


As a Team
We Work Better than One

Employee teams play an important and interactive role in
Toomey’s holistic approach to service delivery.


A Culture of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Toomey embraces and encourages differences among our employees and the people we serve. We pride ourselves on providing services that are culturally competent, and that recognize, value, affirm, and respect the worth of employees and the people we serve.


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.

Part Time; 30 hours; Weekend Awake Overnight 


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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