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Direct Support Professional

Company: PATH People Acting To Help, Inc.
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT PATH INC.PATH (People Acting to Help) Inc. is a comprehensive Community Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Center. We offer a wide of array of services and supports to meet the needs of our community in Northeast Philadelphia. PATH regularly achieves the highest levels of accreditation including a 5 Star Provider Rating by CBH, Philadelphia's Managed Care Entity, and recognition and awards related to our high-quality, innovative programs and staff accomplishments and contributions.Our Mission? To Help Individuals Achieve a More Independent and Fulfilling Life.WHY WORK AT PATH?PATH understands the importance of having benefits, and so a comprehensive package is offered to our employees including:A 403b retirement plan, Health Insurance (Medical Services, Prescriptions, Dental & Vision), Sick Leave, Personal & Vacation Time, Paid Holidays, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Disability!JOB SUMMARY:To promote the mission of PATH to help individuals achieve a more independent and fulfilling life by being an effective team member to provide quality services to residents of the BH Adult Residential Program.QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum requirement of high school diploma or GED. Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a human services related field plus experience in social services preferred. Valid driver's license required.PHYSIAL DEMANDS:Work is active and may include cleaning, bending, walking up/down stairs, and some lifting and transferring as neededSPECIFIC DUTIES:Support individuals by providing assistance and hands-on skill building in all areas of daily living including:self care and hygienelaundry and care of clothingmeal preparation, nutrition, dietary needs, menu development, grocery shoppinghousehold maintenance and cleaningbudgeting, banking, comparative buying and financial documentationleisure activities and recreationawareness and use of community resourcesActively participate in residents' program planning process and support residents' independence in choosing goalsAssure residents rights are upheld and residents' personal choices are respected Ensure daily shift notes are completed and document residents' progress toward goals within those notesCommunicate with your supervisor about residents' progress on goals and provide feedback to individuals regarding their efforts toward their goalsUtilize flexibility in varying your levels of support to residents in order to facilitate their rehabilitation goals as individual preferences and needs may vary from day to dayAssist individuals in maintaining overall health and wellness by:Becoming knowledgeable of individuals' medical history and current health issuesAccompanying individuals to medical appointments and emergency services as neededEducating individuals on healthy living choices and/or recommendations made by his or her doctor to improve health and wellnessMonitoring medications taken by residents in accordance with agency proceduresMonitor residential sites to ensure health and safety of residents by:Teaching safety precautions in the home and communityConducting fire drills, which includes checking the fire extinguishersSubmitting repair requests for routine maintenance issuesNotifying supervisory staff of emergency issuesAssist individuals with gaining access to needed psychiatric, medical, social, residential financial and other services appropriate for the individualAssist individuals with obtaining access and availability to meaningful activities appropriate to their ability and interests PI183243118

Keywords: PATH People Acting To Help, Inc., Philadelphia , Direct Support Professional, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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