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Residential Direct Support Staff

Posted: 05/02/2021

Fulfills programmatic responsibilities by providing supports and supervision to intellectually and developmentally disabled and/or individuals with traumatic brain injury residing in group residences. Maintains the safety and Human Rights of the individuals being supported, as well as implementing Individual Service Plans (ISP) goals and strategies of Turning Point, Inc.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under direction of a residential Program Manager

Maintains a safe environment and ensures the Human Rights and Safety of individuals are being met in a residential setting licensed by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) or Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC)

Follows all agency and program philosophy, goals and objectives 
Assists and supervises individuals with all activities of daily living including, but not limited to:  hygiene, household chores, cooking, shopping, banking and community activities

Follows menus, as planned by the Program Manager or designated staff with input from the individuals. Ensures physician ordered diets are followed and helps the individuals to make good dietary nutritional choices

Transports individuals to medical, dental, psychiatric and other appointments, as assigned by the Program Manager

Follows all behavior plans and maintains required data collection

Completes all documentation in a timely manner, including, but not limited to communication logs, shifts notes, incident reports, restraint forms, MAP documentation etc.

Attends monthly staff meetings

Maintains current CPR and First Aid certification, as well as MAP and PABC, as applicable

Follows the direction of the Program Manager regarding the implementation of ISP goals/ strategies for each individual, and follows the program’s operational policies and procedures as directed by the Program Manager or Coordinator

  •  High school diploma or G.E.D required
  • Ability to pass a CORI, Driving Record, and Fingerprinting checks prior to beginning of work and continued employment, as required by the position responsibilities and company policies
  • Possession of a current First Aid and CPR certifications and any other certification, as required for the specific position  prior to beginning work and continuing of employment
  • Possess prior relevant experience, as required for position, such as work with behavioral individuals requiring following and executing the individual’s  behavior plans
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend work assignments in English
  • Basic math, money counting skills
  • Responsible for arriving on time and adhering to all program policies and procedures and completion of job tasks
  • Ability to engage positively with individuals, their families/guardians, providers, other staff, and management
  • Able to display patience, as well as good comprehension skills
  • Work in a positive fashion as member of program staff
  • Must have the physical ability to stand and walk frequently during the day, engage in repeated stooping or bending at the waist, AND
  • Ability to go up and down stairs several times during the shift
  • Occasional lifting will be required depending on the individuals supported
  • Must be able to safely support, pivot, physically move or assist a person weighing up to 100+ lbs. (as determined by the individuals supported) during daily living activities, with or without assistance
  • Must be able to physically ensure the safety of all individuals in the program by participating in established behavioral interventions, as required
  • Ability to drive 4-6 passenger van for transportation of individuals to day programs, community activities and other engagements, as required

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