Current Open Direct Support Professional Positions in West Springfield

Pathlight Group Holyoke, MA
Pathlight is HIRING individuals to work in GROUP HOMES in Holyoke, West Springfield, Springfield, Hadley, Monson, Easthampton

Summary of Position:

Perform a variety of routine direct care duties to support and instruct individuals with developmental disabilities and to promote their dignity, safety, health, welfare rights and development following established individualized services and procedures, specified program standards and procedures.

Essential Job Functions:

* Provide direct care services which may vary depending on the needs of the individual. Assist with living skills, health maintenance, and behavioral development. Engage, assist, instruct and monitor individuals in daily living activities and personal care. Personal care may include eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, support with walking, and lifting.

* Implement the individualized services of each person and be current on all changes. Follow clearly established methods, techniques and procedures for engaging, assisting, instructing and monitoring individuals while assuring safety and well-being in accordance with the services. Confer with the

* supervisor and/or lead staff and services developer on an individual's support plan, and on related questions, concerns, or problems.

* Remain in the attendance of, and fully available to individuals served at all times, unless specified otherwise within the individualized services of the person.

* Apply Association and program polices and procedures, particularly in the areas of crisis, emergency, health and safety, individuals' served rights and abuse.

* Complete related records, as assigned and applicable, per standard format ensuring appropriate confidentiality and safekeeping of documents, records and files such as log information, required forms, performance and progress notes, account funds and program funds.

* Provide First Aid/CPR and seek emergency medical care as needed.

* Accompany the individuals we serve to appointments, social functions, recreational activities and other planned events as requested by the supervisor, to include providing transportation.

* Participate in housekeeping, general maintenance, and laundering activities to maintain a clean and safe home for the individual as necessary. Clean clothing for individuals served. Ensure clean, safe and operable equipment for the individuals' use.

* Respond and relate to routine inquiries, visitors, the individual's family, friends and allied staff or professionals. Include appropriate staff in the decision making process.

* Attend and participate in program and related meetings or required training as directed.

* Perform other similar and related duties as needed or assigned by supervisor.

HIRING REQUIREMENTS:

* Minimum 18 years of age.

* High School diploma or equivalent.

* Valid driver's license. Reliable transportation, as required by program.

* Experience preferred.