Direct Support Professional
Community Resources for Justice - Unity, NH

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For over 100 years, Community Resources for Justice has cared for and supported some of our most challenged residents.

Whether transitioning offenders back into mainstream society, diverting at-risk youth away from crime and toward productive and fulfilling lives, or providing those with intellectual disabilities with a chance to grow and flourish in the community, CRJ welcomes and fosters change.

Our research and consulting services advance evidence-based practices that inform systems-level change while our community-based programs promote public safety and individual growth for some of society’s most challenged individuals.

Our Community Strategies division offers residential and community-based services to adults with developmental disabilities, providing our consumers the security and support needed to reach their full potential. Families and state social services departments are important partners in creating individual programs to improve living skills and foster independence, including becoming active participants in their communities.

At CRJ, our nearly 600 employees believe that society gains when all people are given the support and tools to lead responsible, productive and dignified lives.

Responsibilities:

The Direct Support Professional (direct care) is responsible for supervising and supporting consumer activities specific to service plan goals and objectives.

Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Supervises and transports consumers during assigned hours, this may include, job search, medical appointments, weekly recreation, shopping trips, and other necessary trips.
  • Supports and teaches consumers new skills including, but not limited to, those specific to goals stated in the Individual Service Plan (Service Agreement?).
  • Provides a positive, supportive role-model for the consumer.
  • Reinforce appropriate consumer behavior through direct feedback, role-playing, and behavior modification techniques.
  • Assist consumers with self-care\activities of daily living skills as appropriate. This could include turning and rolling the individual or utilizing a track or mechanical lift to assist in dressing, bathing, etc.
  • Administer medications (orally or through an auto injector); operate a nebulizer machine and/or a suction machine.
  • Drive and operate a handicap accessible vehicle and the use of wheelchair locking mechanisms
  • Documentation and timely submission of all progress notes, weekly summaries, attendance, and all other consumer documentation deemed necessary by the company.
  • Become certified in PAC (Proactive Alternative for Change) training, maintain a current PAC certification and have the ability to utilize the PAC techniques as necessary.
  • Direct Support ProfessionalAttends all weekly, monthly, etc. meetings specific to the client.
  • Performs other job-related projects and activities as requested or directed.
Core Competencies:
  • Customer Focus
  • Adaptability/Cooperation
  • Communication Skills
  • Continuous Development
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Initiative
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making
  • Process Improvement

Mental Demands :

Written Communication

Problem Solving

Confidentiality

Constant Interruptions

Active Listening

Teamwork

Reading

Verbal Communication

Detailed Work

Physical Demands:

Physical outside work

Driving

Operating a mechanical or electrical lift

Turning, rolling and/or lifting an individual

Pushing a wheelchair

Implementing MOAB

Lifting not related to the individual (eg: boxes, trash cans, groceries, etc)

Qualifications:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, a valid New Hampshire’s driver’s license, 100/300/100 automobile insurance, no findings with a NH criminal records check or client rights violation.

Minimum Qualifications AS/AA or 2 years education or experience

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