• Community Services Direct Support Professional

    SARAH Inc.
    Job Description

    SARAH Inc. is a leader in the health services industry providing quality services and support to adults with developmental and physical disabilities. We are looking for dedicated individuals to work in our day services program. You will be asked to provide supervision, support and training to people with differing abilities served by SARAH Inc. Develop and implement activities that are person-centered and promote positive outcomes. Provide the environment and supports necessary to promote appropriate social skills and positive behaviors that will enhance skills, enrich lives, and foster community presence and participation. Provide supervision, guidance and instruction to individuals served by SARAH Inc. in assigned community-based services.

    SARAH Inc. offers a competitive benefits program including: Medical; HSA; Dental; Vision; Voluntary Life/AD&D; Voluntary Short Term and Long Term Disability; TeleDoc; 401K

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (not limited to):

    • Ensure the health, safety, and well-being of people served by SARAH Inc. in accordance with the individual service plan and in compliance with agency policies and procedures.

    • Provide supervision, guidance, and instruction to individuals served by SARAH Inc. in assigned community-based services. This can include volunteer opportunities and in-home services. Supports will involve but are not necessarily limited to: direct supervision, teaching tasks and activities for independent living, daily personal care, dispensing medication, behavioral interventions, attending team meetings, etc. 

    • Provide transportation for assigned service participants in accordance with SARAH Inc. safe-driving policies and practices.

    • Develop and implement activities that are person-centered and promote positive outcomes.

    • Maintain medical, social and programmatic files by recording each person’s progress and documenting other required information. This includes, but is not limited to, service goals, attendance records, behavioral data, progress notes and other documentation as required or needed.

    • Develop and maintain positive relationships with service participants, families, co-workers and other community representatives.

    • Other duties, assignments and work locations as assigned.

    PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

    • Minimum 21 years of age with a High School Diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred. Knowledge of learning and behavioral processes helpful.

    • Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle that meets minimum State of Connecticut insurance requirements.

    • Knowledge of community resources.

    • Knowledge of person-centered, outcome-based services for people with differing abilities and skill in implementing those programs and activities.

    • Knowledge of company policies and procedures and applicable regulatory standards.

    • Willingness and ability to transport participants in personal vehicle required.

    • Skill in communicating clearly and concisely, maintaining accurate records, communicating effectively while maintain a positive attitude.

    • Ability to work flexible hours, and travel to varying locations as needed.

    REQUIRED PHYSICAL EFFORT: Must be able to sit, stand and walk at an assigned location(s) and work for extended periods of time; bend/stoop, kneel and balance frequently; climb, reach above shoulder level; push/pull, squat and crouch occasionally; with assistance, lift, carry and position individuals of various weight. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally. Must be able to drive multi-passenger vehicles for extended periods throughout the day.

    Location: Community Based, CT 
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