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Direct Support Professional 1 - Community Hab

Company: Young Adult Institute, Inc.
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

If you are a current YAI employee, please click this link to apply through your Workday account.About the Position: Community Habilitation is a program operated under OPWDD to provide one-to-one training to people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to develop or enhance the skills needed to live more independently in their homes or in the community. Community Habilitation supports the person's Life Plan and contains activities that are individually customized to help the person achieve his/her goals. It is then implemented through home visits and community activities. The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm for working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities while having the ability to provide support and training in areas of daily living, behavioral, socialization and communication skills. Goals will be implemented with techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis. The DSP 2 utilizes support skills for people with moderate to complex levels of need, participates in developing treatment plans, and understands specialized clinical knowledge for person specific needsMission Statement YAI: YAI is a network of agencies offering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities a comprehensive range of services across all ages. YAI empowers people with disabilities to reach their goals every day. Our enthusiastic staff of over 4,000 professionals believes that everyone has a fundamental right to live, love, work, and learn. If you share our vision and want to help support people to live the fullest lives possible, apply to this position.Job Responsibilities:Provide physical and cognitive adaptive skill support that is aimed to help the person achieve optimal independence both in the home and the community.Spearhead community inclusion activities / travel training planningResponsible for aiding in helping the person develop relationship building skillsProvide guidance in helping the individual access their community while serving as a positive role model in all environments.Engage in mutually respectful partnership/relationships with the individuals, family members, co-workers, and othersSupport the safety of all individuals in everyday situationsTeach/assist with feeding, grooming, and care of any pets that may be in a homeAssist consumers with all ADL needs including, but not limited to, feeding, transferring, lifting, toileting, dressing (coats), etc., as per consumer's protocols.Document Community Habilitation activities on a daily and monthly basis.Available hours per week: (typical start time: 3/4PM; typical end time: 8/9PM) Less than 1010-1920-2930-39Education and Experience:- A High School Diploma; some college is a plus- Work experience with intellectual/developmental disabilities, serving as a DSP- Proven excellence at working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities- Knowledgeable and comfortable with ADLs- Completed all mandatory OPWDD and YAI trainings- Computer knowledge- Tuberculosis test mandatory for most positionsAdditional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:- Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills- Willing to take initiative- Highly flexible personality typeAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Young Adult Institute, Inc., Manhattan , Direct Support Professional 1 - Community Hab, Other , Manhattan, Kansas

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