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Direct Support Professional at Casmir Care Services

Safety: Security, Environment, Health

  • Maintain a safe and clean environment that meets the physical, emotional, and personal needs of the Individual(s).  Knowledge of crisis interventions, mental health diagnosis, and therapeutic relationships processes.

*Administers medication in accordance with medical provider directions and Casmir Cares Services /State of Pennsylvania policies (Medication Certified Residential Program only)

  • Assist with and work to strengthen the individual’s many daily living needs including but not limited to: communication and socialization skills, nutrition, preparing proper meals, proper hygiene.  Teach the Individual the importance of making his/her bed each morning, the importance of exercise by leading Individual in exercise routines when needed and weight control
  • Assist in maintaining Individual’s well-being by keeping his/her home clean, safe and orderly.
  • Gain and maintain knowledge of health and medical issues for all assigned individual(s) supported
  • Assist individual(s) with healthcare visits, (*Medication-Certified Staff-Residential Program only) and behavior support plans (BSP)
  • Assure Individual’s safety by observing and reporting any risk and notifying appropriate Supervisor/ Service Coordinator of any health concerns or needs for the individual(s)
  • Follow all policies and procedures regarding the safety of the individual(s) in all environments
  • Be a personal companion to the individual(s) and act as a helping hand serving his/her needs and working to build his/her independence
  • While performing the duties of this job, employee are occasionally required to stand; sit, walk, use hands to finger, handle, reach with arms and hands, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear, taste or smell.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move at least 50-75 pounds

Programmatic: Choice, Active treatment, Community Resources

  • Implement, demonstrate and teach specific skills as outlined in the individual support plans as written (ISP), Behavior Support Plan (BSP) and any other clinical aspect for the Individual.
  • Obtain knowledge of individual(s) supported desired outcomes and works to ensure they are integrated into daily activities
  • Provide assistance and support to individual(s) in activities of daily living
  • Teach appropriate skills and involve individual(s) in meaningful and valued activities
  • Provide and seek out opportunities for individual(s) to make choices

Rights, Dignity and Respect:

  • Incorporate time, space, and opportunity for privacy in the life of individual(s) supported
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all personal information concerning individual(s) supported
  • Understand, advocates and respects the rights of individual(s) supported
  • Treat individual(s) supported, his/her family, coworkers and Supervisor/Service Coordinator with dignity and respect

Community involvement:

  • Demonstrate the importance of community involvement, social interactions, and maintaining relationships by engaging Individual in community activities and active treatment when in the home or community.
  • Develop and facilitate community connections and relationships
  • Assist individual(s) in developing and following a person centered schedule
  • Aid individual(s) to participate in activities of their choosing
  • Provides opportunities for activities in various settings and transportation as needed
  • Encourage individual(s) supported to give back to the community

Customer Service and Excellence:

  • Exhibit professional behavior towards the individual(s) supported, families, coworkers, and Supervisor/Service Coordinator
  • Network with coworkers, the community and other professionals to find better ways to include individual(s) in routine life activities and community activities
  • Participate in treatment meetings in keeping with the goals and practices of the Individual
  • Willingly assist individual in activities of daily living including bathing, toileting and other self help skills
  • Willingly support individuals with challenging behavior(s)
  • While on shift staff must stay on site, any outings must be approved by Supervisor/Service Coordinator and documented properly
  • Communicate with Supervisor/Service Coordinator, Individual’s Team and (*Individual’s family- HCBS Program only)

Accountability:

  • Handle and maintain individual/agency finances ethically, honestly and accurately with appropriate documentation and receipts
  • Provide clear, accurate and timely records and documentation
  • Follow all agency policies and procedures
  • Provide emergency coverage when requested by management
  • Take initiative in performing additional tasks as needed or as assigned

Professional Conduct:

  • All Casmir Care Services staff are required to maintain a professional appearance that contributes to the image of the Individual, his/her family, visitor(s), co-worker(s) and stakeholders
  • Provide positive and appropriate feedback to coworkers, team members, Supervisor/Service Coordinators and agency representatives
  • Participate in and complete all periodic training(s) and certification(s) as required
  • Keep personnel records up-to-date by providing updated ID, phone numbers and home address
  • Report all concerns to the appropriate Supervisor/Service Coordinator in a timely manner

Mentor and train new staff to ensure that the workplace is a positive and productive environment (*Residential Staff Only)

  • Attend and participate in all assigned meetings, sharing ideas, discussing issues openly and honestly
  • Maintain confidentiality of records/information according to HIPAA, State, Federal laws and guidelines
  • Report any instance of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and exploitation immediately to the appropriate Supervisor/Service Coordinator
  • Display positive conduct in the community that enhances the image of individual(s) supported and the agency
  • Be a compassionate, patient and encouraging support professional at all times; you are a caregiver and advocate for the individuals we serve

Job seekers are encouraged to attend an open house to learn about Casmir Care and the individuals we serve. 

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A leading agency providing quality, effective, person-centered, flexible and innovative services in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

Contact Us

4950 Parkside Ave, Suite 400,
Philadelphia, Pa 19131
Phone: 267-292-3116
Fax: 267-292-4879
support@casmircares.com

We Are Hiring!

Find a purposeful career by joining our staff! Casmir Care Services is currently hiring:

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) – Per Diem 

Direct Support Professionals (DSP)