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Direct Support Professional - Community Services FT

The Arc Wayne is seeking a Full-time Direct Support Professional for our Community Services. This position provides services to both children and adults with developmental disabilities who live with their families in our community.
Individuals with developmental and/or intellectual challenges and their Direct Support Professionals (or DSP's) work on individualized, tailor-made plans, in an appropriate combination of home and community settings to include training and assistance with daily living skills. Although experience is preferred, The Arc Wayne will train.
Job Description: Works alongside individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to provide person-centered support; promoting confidentiality, privacy, human dignity, uniqueness and physical and emotional well-being. Supports people to develop and maintain relationships, advocate for fairness and equity and full community participation. Responsible for the safety and well-being of individuals in their home and/or community settings.
Job Requirements: High School diploma or GED. Experience working with developmentally disabled individuals preferred. Must have a reliable means of transportation. Must possess a current, valid NYS Driver's license that meets the agency driver standards. Must have good work history and acceptable results of background checks including a criminal history and child abuse background check.
It also requires the ability to frequently stand, walk, stoop, reach, pull, push, lift, climb and kneel.
Location: Community Services Program - 848 Peirson Avenue, Newark, NY 14513
Hours of Work: Tuesday-Friday 12pm-8pm; Sat 8am-4pm
The internal posting period for this positions is Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - Thursday, January 10, 2019.


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