Community Bridges - New Hampshire
  • Concord, NH, USA
  • Full Time

We are looking for an Employment DSP!!

Basic Function:

The Employment Direct Support Professional (Employment DSP) has the responsibility to provide on the job assistance to those with barriers to employment.  The position includes assisting a Job Coach in assessing vocational abilities and safety skills as well as coordination of career activities including; interviewing, filling out job applications, resume writing, assistance with job placement as needed as well as primarily on the job supports.  On the job supports include role modeling, problem solving, interpersonal skills, and mentoring the individual to create success on career paths.

 

Qualifications:

Education:           High School Diploma or GED

Experience:         Experience in the human service or related field with persons with disabilities preferred. Skills in coaching, mentoring, or vocational settings are desirable.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Support individuals on the job site ensuring proper mentoring and success in the role based on the specific job duties the individual will be performing as well as provide transportation to and from the jobsite as needed.
  2. Maintain consistent communication within team and serve as a communications liaison between employer and Job Coach.
  3. Promote independence with job functions and provide skills training for how employees perform successfully on the job while modeling professional behavior in the workplace.
  4. Work with Job Coach in order to design plans to work with employees onsite in an attempt to create a successful fade program and be a resource to the job site for ongoing support.
  5. Provide supports while considering the preferences of individuals. Actively encourage choice making.
  6. Assist in team in developing the Individual Service Plan, provide information for assessments, develop implementation strategies for goals/objectives, and monitor the delivery and quality of supports.
  7. Complete all necessary documentation as specified by both the department handbook as well as the Individual Service Plan. These include but are not limited to, monthly Progress notes, daily AWARDS notes, incident reports, data collections, probes, and individual data.
  8. Demonstrate an awareness of and respect for each person's legal, civil, and human rights'including maintaining confidentiality of information regarding the individual. Ensuring the respect and dignity of persons with developmental disabilities as well as reporting any safety, health or human rights concerns immediately to the Supervisor.
  9. Attend team meetings, agency meetings, trainings and seminars as assigned.
  10. Follow applicable program policies and procedure of Community Bridges.
  11. Perform all delegated responsibilities, which may include filing, updating data collection tasks, and other activities related to the provision of supports and services.
  12. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

Required Skills:

  1. Good interpersonal skills including confidence and the ability to initiate appropriate contacts with business representatives.
  2. Ability to create supports on the job site and provide on-going support while maintaining a positive attitude in all job settings.
  3. Effectively teaching skill competencies to facilitate job readiness to individuals that can allow them to progress in independence on the job.
  4. Good verbal/written communication skills in group and one-to-one settings as well as ability to take direction and think creatively.
  5. Ability to advocate for, provide support to, and assist individuals to advocate for their rights.
  6. Ability to collaborate with families, team members and community citizens on behalf of each individual.
  7. Ability to successfully complete and maintain First Aid, CPR, MOAB and additional trainings as assigned.
  8. Ability to frequently travel (access to personal vehicle during all scheduled work hours) with any supported individual utilizing personal vehicle as well Community Bridges' vehicles. Must possess and maintain a valid NH license and safe driver's record in accordance with Community Bridges' standards.
  9. Demonstrable knowledge of Community Bridges mission, values, policy and procedures.
  10. Ability to acquire computer competencies.
  11. Ability to work a flexible work schedule.
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