Job description

Multiple Openings

Locations: Various locales in Northern New Jersey

Hours: Full-time & Part-time shifts

Job Description:

  • Helping the people we support to have meaningful lives
  • Listening to their dreams and helping them learn skills to live the lives they choose
  • Helping each individual to tell us what is important to them and important for them
  • Involving them in activities that match their interests, gifts and plans
  • Helping individuals we support learn how to form and continue positive relationships with people in their community
  • Respecting the rights of the people we support and teaching them to speak up for themselves
  • Using the person-centered philosophy throughout the day. Using each moment as a teachable moment
  • Getting to know the individual by listening to him or her. Reading the record and sharing your observations with other members of the team
  • Maintaining confidentiality: do not share information about the people we support with anyone other than members of the team
  • Showing a positive attitude toward work and others
  • Protecting the health of the people you support. This may include giving medication, following doctor’s orders, going on medical appointments and/or seeking emergency medical care when necessary
  • Joining with other team members in the development of the service plan and carrying out all parts for which you are responsible
  • Protecting the safety of the people you support by providing the level of supervision described in the person’s service plan and by reporting to your supervisor any potentially dangerous situations
  • Communicating important information to your supervisor and other members of the team
  • Recording all information required for the job duties in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Following all agency procedures regarding incident reporting and reporting possible abuse
  • Cooperating during investigations and inspections
  • Always being polite and professional when talking to all others
  • Following all agency policies, procedures and rules of conduct
  • Attending and participating in all scheduled trainings and meetings as requested by supervisor
  • Performing other job-related duties as assigned by your supervisor(s)

What you need to have

Skills
  • Valid Driver’s License or Permit strongly preferred
  • This position could require lifting, travel and prolonged standing/walking
Prior experience & qualifications
  • Background working with individuals with disabilities strongly preferred
  • 1+ years of Direct Support professional or related experience strongly preferred
Languages
This opportunity requires fluency in English