DSP- Community Habilitation Specialist (relief worker for Albany location)
Wildwood Programs. - New York, NY

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Facilitates the growth and community interaction of an individual with neurological impairments, learning disabilities, or autism. Provides a variety of services necessary to enable the individual to live successfully in the community while providing relief to individuals who provide primary care and support.
• Works one-on-one in the consumers home and community to address a variety of life skills to include social, recreational and other activities of daily living.
• Follows the goals and/or activities specified in the individual's "Individualized Service Plan" and Community Habilitation Plan.
• In cooperation with the individual and family, the support staff helps to identify skills and competencies to be developed and devises plans to achieve those skills and competencies.
• Assists consumers to identify social, recreation and other community resources the individual may wish to access and devise plans to achieve that access.
• Measures the likelihood of social isolation and develops plans to build social and communal relationships, which prevent or minimize that isolation.
• Negotiates schedules and daily activities.
• Regularly maintains and submits service notes with documentation of the hours worked and the service provided.
• Maintains and submits travel vouchers and reimbursement requests.
• Follows any agreed upon action plan for activities with the individual, including a behavior plan.
• Employs knowledge of emergency procedures as outlined by Wildwood.
• Enhances and promotes social interaction and community participation.
• Presents as a positive role model.
• Works those hours authorized by the Individualized Service Plan (ISP).
• Submits to and reviews reports and problems with the Assistant Director for Community Habilitation.
• Provides transportation for the consumer to and from community activities.
RELIEF OPENING - We are looking for an experienced direct support professional to provide relief for other team staff working one to one with a 21 year old male who lives with his mother in Albany. The hours are Monday – Friday between 8am and 6 pm. Hours would vary depending upon consumer needs. The individual wants support to maintain and expand his current community inclusion activities, including swimming, taking swim lessons at the local Y, participating on the Special Olympics Track Team, volunteering, walking, food shopping, and continuing to develop effective communication skills.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).Medication Administration based on program need, First-Aid and CPR

certification or eligibility for certification.

SCIP/PROMOTE certification based on program need.

A valid NYS driver's license and ability to drive and driving record

acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required. Daily access to

an automobile is required.
• Must be cleared and maintain acceptable record under the NYS OPWDD
mandated criminal background check process.