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Direct Support Professional (Vocational)

Company: Ices Inc
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Direct Care Professional (Vocational) - This full-time position requires employees to work Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm, with the opportunity to pick up open shifts as needed in our Residential settings. - Company Summary: Since 1998, ICES Inc. is a human services company serving individuals with cognitive disorders, mental illness, and those on the autistic spectrum. Our caring human service professionals focus on the individuals' personal strengths to make the most of valuable community resources while promoting respect and dignity of all. We serve individuals in private residences, public schools, respite facilities, emergency placements, community work sites, training centers, supervised living arrangements, and our own state-licensed group homes. High Level Description: Our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are an extremely important role in our company as they work directly with our individuals, ensuring they can lead their best lives and can be successful in both our Residential and Vocational settings. - DSPs report to either a Residential Program Manager or Vocational Manager, depending on placement, and the role has advancement opportunities to increase responsibilities and pay. Job Responsibilities: Individuals Direct Care/Oversight: + Ensure the needs of the individuals are met consistently and in accordance with the individuals' plan so they can live their best lives. - This includes but is not limited to medical / behavioral appointments, job skills /vocational needs, daily living skills, financial, transportation, etc. + Maintain and update individuals' plans as needed in accordance with state and agency requirements + Responsible for daily housekeeping tasks and daily upkeep of the individual's home and/ or work environment + Provide safe transportation of individual(s). - Ensure agency vehicles are maintained and required documentation is completed timely + Administer medication and implement delegated responsibilities ordered by licensed medical personnel (Med Certification Required) Business Partner Relationships and Communications: + Communicate regularly to management team on individual's performance, successes, and issues + Actively participate on the Interdisciplinary Team which is focused on development and implementation of the Individual Plan for the individuals entrusted to our care + Partner with other DSPs and administrative team members to share expertise and insights + Identify and participate in projects / initiatives that contribute to long-term excellence and individuals' growth + Develop understanding of the workings of each department that interact with individuals Required Trainings and Certifications: This position requires specific training requirements / certifications that must be always maintained including but not limited to: + DDS Med Certification (within first 6 months of employment) + CPR + PMT + Human Rights and Neglect Other Position Related Information: + This position is considered essential staff and is critical towards the care of our individuals + This position has physical demands associated including: + Standing, walking, and sitting + Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds) + This position may require employees to work outside Competencies Required: + Desire to ensure greater good for our individuals + Ability to work independently and as a team member + Strong Verbal and Written Communication skills + Resourcefulness / problem solving abilities + Results oriented + Strong sense of accountability + Demonstrates respect + Accountability + Timeliness/punctuality Qualifications+ Knowledge and understanding of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities + Must be at least 18 years old + Highschool diploma or GED + Valid Drivers License - + Must be able to successfully demonstrate and use smartphone, tablets, and computers

Keywords: Ices Inc, Waterbury , Direct Support Professional (Vocational), Other , Waterbury, Connecticut

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