Direct Support Professional (DSP) - In- Home Supports

  • Florham Park, NJ
  • Community Services
  • Full-time

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Works independently and with minimal direction, promotes consumer choice, independence, socialization and self-esteem by providing individual assistance to one or more consumers participating in Individual Supports through the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities.  

 

RESPONSIBLITIES:

  • Assists consumer(s) to implement Essential Life Plan goals
  • Provides companionship and individual supports to consumers participating in recreational, leisure, and social activities
  • Assists in adapting activities and materials according to individual needs
  • Provides one-on-one tutorial assistance as needed
  • Accompanies the consumer to community activities of his/her choice
  • Assists consumer(s) with daily needs which may include transportation, transferring, toileting, grooming and feeding
  • May implement behavior interventions with support from behavior specialist
  • Follows through on program details as required
    • May collect and record data
    • May produce progress notes, periodic reports or other forms of recordkeeping
    • Responds appropriately to input and direction from other team members
    • Demonstrates initiative.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, individual supervision meetings and trainings as assigned; may be required to attend off-site trainings, staff meetings and conferences
  • Performs other functions as directed by supervisor, Pillar management, or funding source representatives

SKILLS / ABILITIES: 

  • Ability to successfully complete Pillar Care trainings in required period of time and adhere to DDD policies and procedures;
  • Works independently in the field with minimal supervision and understands how to use adaptive equipment as needed;
  • Creatively respond to stated interests of consumer and establishes positive relationships with each consumer;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing

 

 

 

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