Requisition Number: NJ001-DRSPP-H-12-2018-01
Job Title: Direct Support Professional
City: Browns Mills
State: NJ

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Salary Range: $13.50-$13.50/hour

Direct Support Professional

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Description/Job Summary

The NJ S.T.E.P. program provides holistic services and supports to participants diagnosed with serious mental illness in their homes.  Our mission is to assist in developing the skills necessary to become fully integrated into their communities.  This job carries with it an obligation to respect the dignity and recognize the potential for growth and recovery of every participate who receives services and supports, to advocate for the rights of people we support to pursue their own vision, and to be responsible stewards of our human and financial resources in order to create an environment committed to quality. A commitment to RHD Values should be demonstrated as job duties are performed.
 
Essential Duties and Functions
  1. Supervise the consumers according to planned supervision levels
  2. Provide programming that follows the principals of normalization/positive approaches and follows all therapeutic guidelines as outlined by the clinical team
  3. Support consumers in daily life skills development such as cooking/food preparation, shopping, academics, socialization, utilizing community resources, vocational, social and interpersonal development, etc.
  4. Assist with the coordination of consumer appointments, activities and community events (i.e. arranging transport and/or assist consumers to and from appointments, coordinate needed funds with Unit Director, etc.)
  5. Assist consumers with the purchase of items with personal or program funds; ensure receipts or proof of purchase is obtained in accordance to consumer fund management guidelines
  6. Prepare, assist with preparing, or supervise menu planning and meal preparation
  7. Assist with or supervise consumer cleaning and maintaining the home
  8. Attend all mandatory staff meetings and trainings as identified by RHD, or State or governing agencies
  9. Communicate with staff at shift change about the status of the consumers
  10. Provide transportation and access to approved recreational and leisure activities in the home and community
  11. Monitor consumer administration of medication as prescribed (after completion of Medication Administration Training), and complete all corresponding documentation
 
Qualifications
  • Possess bachelor’s degree plus 1 year of experience in a supportive role with individual(s) providing assistance, advice, guidance, instruction or direction in completing activities of daily living or coping with ongoing stressful life circumstances preferred OR high school diploma plus 3 years of experience in a role as already described.
  • Must pass NJ Criminal Background Check
  • Possess a NJ valid driver's license
  • Be 21 years of age or older

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.
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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.