The Salvation Army

Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Medical Assistant F/T (40 Hrs) - 6am to 2pm Monday to Friday (Morning)

Job Locations US-NY-Glendale
Job ID
Developmental Disabilities
Compensation Min
USD $15.00/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $21.00/Hr.
Regular Full-Time


  • Provides and ensures a safe, clean, and normalized home-like environment at all times. Informs Program Manager of Physical Plant needs.
  • Promptly informs the Program Manager/Assistant Program Manager of any serious incident or violations of resident and/or staff rights, per established policies.
  • Development of A.D.L. (Activities of Daily Living) and ILS (Independent Living Skills) as it relates to residents.
  • Maintains ongoing knowledge of each resident’s medical, psychological, cognitive, and social needs and ensures that programming is appropriate to needs and treatment goals.
  • Maintains and submits timely and accurate records and reports regarding the development status, progress and other related information concerning the residents. This includes, but not limited to, daily goal data, monthly progress notes, summaries, and other reports, as required.
  • Maintain and check Medication administration records daily as needed
  • Maintain and order individual’s medications in regard to the doctor’s order as needed
  • Scheduling individual’s medication appointments
  • Review individual’s medical records to ensure all appointment are followed
  • Daily communication with nurse and management on all individuals’ appointment/follow-ups
  • Participate in interdisciplinary treatment meetings and regularly scheduled resident’s reviews, as required.
  • Provide habilitation services to each client as prescribed in that client’s service plans (CFA, Individual Service plan, Habilitation plan)
  • Assist in transporting of the individuals to and from programs, community inclusion activities, medical appointments, home visits and all other activities as needed.
  • Assist each client, as needed, in skill development in areas such as activities of daily living, domestic living, recreation and socialization.
  • Report immediately any observed/known deficiencies or own inability in providing habilitation services to clients, as well as all types of abuse and other facility problems, including physical plant/safety issues to management.
  • Ensure assigned clients’ nutritional needs are met according to prescribed diet and assist with feeding as necessary.
  • Organizes, assists, supervises and, when necessary, prepares meals for residents.
  • Assumes responsibility for agency and/or resident funds personally assigned for purposes of making residents or program purchases.
  • Escort the individuals on medical appointment as scheduled.
  • Complete Staff Information Entry Form when Escorting the individuals on medical appointments.
  • Appropriately communicates to Program Nurse and supervisors, both verbally and in writing (i.e., medical consult reports, incident reports, residence’s logbook) pertinent residents and/or program issues, ensuring the continuity of care and efficient operation of the residence. Read residence logbook daily.
  • Maintains ongoing knowledge of each resident’s medical appointments and follow up needs,
  • Assists Housekeeper/Cook with household cleaning and maintenance of facility.
  • The essential functions of the job include but are not limited to the duties listed in the job description.
  • Attendance standards, as per assigned shifts, are at the discretion of Program Manager /Assistant Program Manager. Enter responsibilities here
  • Successfully participates in and passes medication certification course(s) and demonstrates continued proficiency in the administration of medication, per established policies.
  • Housekeeping duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Performs related duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • “Other duties as assigned”
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of persons and population served.
  • The essential functions for the job include, but are not limited to, the duties in the job description.


  • H.S. Diploma or GED required; Associates Degree preferred with minimum of one year experience in Human Services required.
  • Excellent oral & written communication skills, capacity, and willingness to learn to use computer systems demonstrates teamwork philosophy and professional conduct consistent with agency standards.
  • Has respect and consideration for the resident being served. 
  • Experience in medical care and interaction with medical professionals.
  • Must pass AMAP certification training and maintain valid certification throughout employment
  • A Valid Driver’s License is required (Must be able to drive large vehicle which consisted of wheelchair or 15 seated van).
  • SCIP R and CPR & First Aide required.


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