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The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania Direct Support Professional/Residential Services (Part-Time Saturday and Sunday 3p-11p) in SCRANTON, Pennsylvania

GENERAL SUMMARY:Under the supervision of the Community Home Supervisor, the position is responsible for assisting residential consumers in becoming fully included in the community; enhancing their self image and skills development; and maximizing their independence in life..and.nbsp;EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:A high school diploma or GED is required..and.nbsp;One year of experience working directly with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities is preferred..and.nbsp;SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:A minimum age of 18 is required.A valid driver.and.#39;s license is required.Ability to work in a drug-free workplace setting is required.A criminal background check is required..and.nbsp;CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF JOB:ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS:RECOGNIZE that each individual served is to be afforded dignity, respect, and self- determination, as well as the right to be fully included in his/her community with supports where necessary.ASSIST.and.nbsp;in implementing Person-Centered/ Individual Service Plans, including outcomes, prescriptive techniques, medical needs, etc..and.nbsp; RECORD individual progress..and.nbsp; PROVIDE input pertaining to the development and/or revision of the Individual Service Plans.ATTEND.and.nbsp;to the daily needs (medications administration, personal hygiene, meal preparation, personal attention, etc.) of individuals.PROVIDE.and.nbsp;a safe and adequate home-like environment for individuals..and.nbsp; PERFORM domestic duties including light housekeeping, laundry, supply and grocery shopping, etc.ASSIST.and.nbsp;individuals in identifying personal interests and establishing community connections with supports where necessary.IMPLEMENT.and.nbsp;consumer behavior support plans.ENABLE.and.nbsp;consumers to experience a variety of meaningful leisure activities in inclusive community programs..and.nbsp; Allow individuals to participate in activities of his/her choice.PROVIDE.and.nbsp;transportation to community activities, job , volunteer, or program option, medical appointments, and places of individual choice..and.nbsp;ABIDE.and.nbsp;by agency vehicle policies.OTHER ELEMENTS:ASSIST.and.nbsp;the Residential Supervisor in obtaining supplies.REPORT.and.nbsp;any .and.quot;Unusual Incidents.and.quot; immediately to the Residential Supervisor and/or Program Specialist..and.nbsp;COMPLETE.and.nbsp;necessary reports.MAINTAIN.and.nbsp;communications with families and advocates of residential consumers.ATTEND.and.nbsp;and PARTICIPATE in program staff meetings and/or required in/out-service training.PROVIDE.and.nbsp;first aid and/or necessary medical interventions in emergency situations.COOPERATE.and.nbsp;with supervisor in providing supervision and direction to students, trainees, and volunteers.WORK overtime in assigned home or any other Arc home when given reasonable notice by Supervisor or Program Specialist.and.nbsp;PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Individual must be able to meet established physical requirements of job (ie., lifting various weights, providing ambulatory assistance, performing restraintive techniques, performing any necessary CPR/First Aid, etc.).and.nbsp;

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