Elmy's Special Services Direct Support Professional in Brooklyn, New York

Direct Support Professional performs a wide variety of routine tasks and activities in support of the full range of services provided to developmentally disabled individuals by the Agency. The tasks and activities performed depend upon the specific abilities of the individuals being served and the nature of the setting where the work is performed. These tasks involve encouraging, guiding and training individuals in developing daily living skills and habits, taking care of their personal needs, assuring community integration, ensuring the health and safety of individuals, and maintaining the service environment.

Responsibilities
Direct Support Professional, under general supervision of clinical or higher level staff, provides direct care to developmentally disabled individuals in a residential and/or program setting; assists and motivates individuals in their care to attend to their personal daily living needs and to further develop the vocational, nutritional, social, and personal skills necessary to maintain or achieve the highest possible level of independent functioning in the least restrictive environment.