The Salvation Army

  • Direct Support Professional (P/T 28 Hrs)

    Job Locations US-NY-South Ozone Park
    Job ID
    Social Services
    Compensation Min
    USD $11.00/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $13.94/Hr.
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Direct Support Professional works directly with persons being served in program activities, both in the home and in the community.  When functioning as Medical Assistant is directly accountable to the R.N for duties specific to medical domains as described. Direct Support Professional has the overall responsibility for the direct care and development of each individual by providing assistance and training in skills attainment.


    • 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 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.
    • Implements treatment plans by providing training to resident in specific performances areas, including but not limited to activities of daily living, food planning and preparation, house and room maintenance, budgeting and money management, recreation and leisure time activities.
    • With appropriate training and supervision, administer medication to clients as assigned and in compliance with management, medical and nursing policies and procedures.
    • Appropriately communicates to staff and supervisors, both verbally and in writing (i.e. incident reports, residence’s log book) pertinent residents and/or program issues, ensuring the continuity of care and efficient operation of the residence. Read residence log book daily.
    • Participate in interdisciplinary treatment meetings and regularly scheduled residents reviews, as required.
    • Maintains ongoing knowledge of each resident’s medical, psychological, cognitive and social needs and ensures that programming is appropriate to needs and treatment goals.
    • 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.
    • Provide habilitation services to each client as prescribed in that client’s service plans (CFA, Individual Service plan, Habilitation plan)
    • Assist each client, as needed, in skill development in areas such as activities of daily living, domestic living, recreation and socialization.
    • 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.
    • Attendance standards, as per assigned shifts, are at the discretion of Program Manager /Assistant Program Manager.
    • Successfully participates in and passes medication certification course(s) and demonstrates continued proficiency in the administration of medication, per established policies.
    • Performs related duties as assigned by the Assistant Program Manager /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.
    • AMAP Certification, SCIP R and CPR & First Aide preferred.
    • Valid driver's license, Proof of Department of Motor Vehicles driving history.
    • Has respect and consideration for the resident being served.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status



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