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Habilitation Support Professional in Brooklyn, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

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Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Habilitation Support Professional (HSP) supports individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the Home and Community Based Setting (HCBS) and the Day Habilitation programs. The HSP is required to follow the Individualized Service Plan (ISP), and/or the Day Habilitation Plan promoting independence and person centered decision making.

KEY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Responsible for clients at the home or day habilitation setting ensuring safety of the clients, promoting                     independence, and working in a client focused manner to meet the needs and choices of the  individual.
  2. Responsible to attend to personal hygiene needs of the client(s).  
  3. Work with the client, guardian/advocate and Supervisor to help identify valued outcomes for the Individualized Habilitation plan.
  4. Implements valued outcomes on a daily basis using agency documentation procedures.
  5. Develop and implement activities with clients and their primary care givers.  
  6. Accompany clients on trips and outings and supervises activities.
  7. Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team at treatment planning meetings to review progress and plan valued outcomes for the next six months.
  8. Documents experiences and observation of the client(s) with treatment team during in person supervision, phone calls, and utilizing the electronic health record, including contacting supervisor for any medical or behavioral occurrence that is outside the baseline of the client.
  9. Understand and comply with all safeguards listed in the individuals’ treatment plan.
  10. May be called upon to dispense medications (specific to Day Habilitation) if medication administration is required during these hours.               
  11. Complete OPWDD documentation requirements including monthly checklist.  
  12. Adhere to agency guidelines for timekeeping through Dayforce, as well as completing all mandatory agency trainings.   
  13. Complete all ongoing OPWDD and other trainings as required.                         

EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING REQUIRED:

High School diploma or a minimum of 1 year experience working with the IDD population and must be at least 18 years of age. AMAP certification required for the Day Habilitation setting during probationary period.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED / LANGUAGE PREFERENCE:

  • Experience working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities preferred.

COMPUTER SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Basic computer skills required including agency software programs and Electronic Health Record.

VISUAL AND MANUAL DEXTERITY:

The candidate must be able to review treatment plans and document daily logs. The candidate must be able to have the dexterity to pick up small items to work with clients on a variety of activities.

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL EFFORT:

The position may entail lifting clients using a mechanical device, positioning of client, pushing client in wheelchair, and transferring client physically where prescribed.