Direct Support Professional

SARAH SENECA Residential Services, Inc. • Branford, CT 06405

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

We are looking for MULTIPLE full-time / part-time / per diem / weekend / evening / substitute status Direct Support Professionalswho will support individuals served in maintaining a lifestyle that promotes individuality, responsibility and dignity.

SARAH SENECA Residential Services, Inc.is a private, not for profit human service agency serving the Connecticut shoreline towns of Branford, North Branford, Guilford, Madison and Clinton providing individualized residential services for individuals with intellectual / developmental disabilities.

Essential Job Function:

Be an effective advocate and role model for individuals served.

Support Staff will:

  • Administer medications via State of Connecticut Medication Administration Certification.
  • Support and oversee each individual in carrying out assigned aspects of his/her medical care,programming, and financial management.
  • Transport individuals to appointments and activities.
  • Assist individuals in choosing and attending safe and appropriate leisure time activities.
  • Demonstrate effective and professional communication skills, work autonomously, and utilize good judgment in problem-solving and dealing with crisis situations.
  • Carry out specified physical management intervention as needed.
  • Maintain certifications to provide CPR, First Aide as needed.

  • High School diploma required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual disabilities.
  • Valid State of Connecticut drivers license; Employee must meet driving standards as stated in SARAH SENECA Personnel Guidelines.
  • Provide own transportation when working at apartment sites and/or when/where necessary
  • Working knowledge of ADL skills: i.e. banking, food preparation, housekeeping, money management.
  • Med certification through DDS a plus!
This is a great opportunity with plenty of room for growth and advancement, as well as paid training and paid certification classes!

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