Day Support Professional (Direct Care)
Posted on: June 6, 2021
40 hours - Schedule Mon- Fri 8a-4p
BAMSI. Essential employees doing exceptional work.
Day Support Professionals provide services to individuals with
developmental and intellectual disabilities. Each person served has
an individually designed service plan that outlines his or her
supports, needs and personal goals. The plan is structured to
encourage independence, enhance social activity, and improve the
quality of individuals' lives. All services are grounded in a
person-centered philosophy in which each individual is engaged as a
partner to define needs and identify desired supports.
Must possess a high school diploma, minimum of one year
experience working with individuals with brain injury,
developmental and/or physical disabilities and a valid driver's
license in state of residence.Due to the behavioral nature of this
program, prior experience implementing behavior plans and
experience de-escalating and performing physical restraints
TB and Physical Exam required prior to employment.
BAMSI is a private, non-profit culturally diverse human services
organization providing services to adults and children with
developmental disabilities, mental illness, behavioral health, and
public health needs. We at BAMSI believe that those we serve are
capable of amazing things and deserve our best. We support them in
their journeys and celebrate their accomplishments along the
We strive to offer valuable benefits that promote a healthy
work/life balance and add value to our employees' lives. Our
comprehensive benefits include:
- Generous Time Off Package
- Highly Specialized Paid Trainings
- Health and Dental Insurance
- Life, Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance
- 403B plan with discretionary match
- Wellness Activities
- Employee Assistance Program
- Career Development Opportunities
- Available benefits are based on position and scheduled
- This position is union represented by a bargaining unit of the
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
Essential Functions: To provide supports in day programs and in
the community that enable individuals served with developmental
disabilities and/or brain injuries to develop and maintain skills
that foster personal growth and independence.
- Assist individuals served with personal care tasks, which
include, but are not limited to: toileting, grooming, personal
hygiene, assisting with mobility, repositioning, dressing, and
range of motion exercises.
- Support individuals in the completion of Activities of Daily
Living (ADL) and Independent Living Development tasks, which
include but are not limited to: cooking, cleaning, general
maintenance, shopping, money management, safety and self-
- Utilize Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) practices, to create a
thoughtful and supportive environment by ensuring activities, plans
and routines reflect the preferences, needs and goals of
- Ensure individuals' nutritional needs are met according to
prescribed diet. Assist with feeding as necessary.
- Use supportive and adaptive, health-related
protections/equipment as prescribed. Clean equipment as
- Learn and utilize communication tools which include but are not
limited to email, tablets, letter boards, etc. taking into
consideration the method most suited to individual needs.
- Assist individuals with planning and implementing community
based activities and group activities within the day program and
local community. Facilitate group activities designed to support
the achievement of individual served goals and objectives.
- Create opportunities to teach and support financial and safety
skills. Encourage skill building to promote increased
- Assist in the development and implementation of Individual
Support Plans (ISP's)/Day Habilitation Support Plans including
implementation of behavioral plans and rehabilitation support
- Assist individuals with maintaining the cleanliness and
neatness of indoor and outdoor areas.
- Transport individuals served to and from day program and other
activities as required.
- Using approved techniques and only as necessary, restrain
individuals to prevent injury to themselves and others.
- Record data by the conclusion of each shift. Documentation
requirements include, but are not limited to: communication
notebooks, ISP/DHSP data, and behavior tracking.
- High school diploma or equivalency, Associate's or Bachelor's
- A minimum one year experience working with individuals with
brain injury, developmental and/or physical disabilities
- Ability to record data using a computer, enter time worked into
an electronic system and receive and send email required.
- A valid driver's license in state of residence; at least two
years' driving experience and satisfactory driving record.
- Ability to comprehend materials related to, ISP's/DHSP's, PBS,
ADL programs and individual therapeutic programs.
- Ability to speak and write English clearly and accurately in
order to keep documentation up to date and understandable.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in
writing with persons served, families, service providers and
funding source personnel.
- Ability to lift, transfer, pu
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