Community Support Professional – Part Time

J. M. Murray

Cortland, NY


Community Support Professional - Community Prevocational - Part Time up to 19 hours - Cortland, NY 

Want to make a difference in the life of others? Work part time, up to 19 hours a week at $20.50 per hour.

Provides community services, which include prevocational services, community habilitation services or both, to assigned individuals. Duties include support with exposure to work and volunteer opportunities, food shopping, general purchases, fitness activities, self-care skills training, specific to individual goals as outlined in the applicable Staff Action Plans.

Responsibilities may include, completing daily documentation required for services provided, providing transportation for individuals to gain access to community events as well as medical care as needed, and working closely with other rehabilitative services staff to ensure the delivery of appropriate and exceptional services.


Job Title

COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL

Reports to

Supervisor- Community Services

Direct Reports

NONE

 

FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT

DSP Status: YES

This job description is intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of the job incumbents.

GENERAL SUMMARY

This is a part time position which provides services to individuals who receive prevocational services and/ or community habilitation services to individuals through the implementation of service and support plans. Community Support Professionals may be assigned to work with any individual served in these service areas. 

 

Company Standards

  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality in order to provide quality habilitative services to individuals served.  This position performs all hours at physical locations required for services for the individuals served including but not limited to community placements, individual’s homes, retail stores, banks, fitness centers, etc. Work hours will also include required training at assigned JMM Murray and/or off-site locations.
  • Follows all safety rules and regulations; wears and/or uses any required protective equipment while working; immediately reports any safety concerns or unsafe working conditions to Community Services management.
  • Conducts all aspects of community services to individuals served in compliance with the JM Murray mission statement, policies and procedures, professional standards, and applicable governmental laws, rules and regulations.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Provides community services, which include prevocational services, community habilitation services or both, to assigned individuals. Duties include support with exposure to work and volunteer opportunities, food shopping, general purchases, fitness activities, self-care skills training, specific to individual goals as outlined in the applicable Staff Action Plans.
  2. Follows the schedule as assigned by the supervisor. Works cooperatively with others to ensure individuals receive service as scheduled and that requests by individuals for schedule changes are communicated to the supervisor.
  3. Provides supervisor with information and feedback regarding individual staff action plans and makes recommendations for modifications in order to enhance the skills and learning of individuals served.
  4. Provides safe transportation and on-site supervision to support individuals at community sites. If using a company vehicle, ensures it is left clean inside and free of debris, it has gas in it, and that first aid kits are on hand. Immediately reports any mechanical, safety or other needs for repair and maintenance to Community Services management. Ensures employee personal vehicles are in safe working order, clean inside and free of excess debris.
  5. Completes appropriate and timely documentation of services which includes the use of the JM Murray Electronic Medical Record, and the use of equipment such as a smart phone, computer, laptop, and/or a tablet. 
  6. Attends all required training and meetings, and maintains any required certifications and updates to training, as assigned.   
  7. Conducts self in a manner as to always contribute to maximum individual growth and in accordance with all regulations, the DSP Code of Ethics and Company policy and procedures. Represents JM Murray and the JM Murray mission in a positive manner, treating people with respect and dignity.
  8. Performs additional duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

 

COLLABORATION

INTERNAL 

Community Services staff and management

JM Murray Services Administration and Staff

 

COLLABORATION

EXTERNAL

Care Coordinators and other community providers

Families

 

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or GED required

One year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred

 

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS

Ability to work both independently or as part of a team

Sound decision-making skills and judgment; ability to perform job tasks as required with minimal supervision

Good verbal communication skills and ability to adapt communication style to meet the needs of individuals served

Good written communication skills and efficient use of technology

Compassionate and caring

Ability to lift, push, pull and move at least 50 lbs.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Requires a valid NYS Driver’s License that meets Company standards; requires proof of NYS minimum insurance coverage.

Requires clearance through a Background Check process that will include, but is not limited to, clearance through the NYS Justice Center, the Office of People with Development Disabilities (OPWDD), the NYS Office of Child and Family Services, and the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles.


WORKING CONDITIONS

Job assignments may take place indoors and outdoors and require travel to various community locations, in various environmental conditions including rain, snow and cold weather.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Job-related physical abilities an individual must possess in order to perform the job in a satisfactory manner.  In some cases accommodations may be made in accordance with JM Murray policy and with our mission.

 

0-24 %

25 -49 %

50 -74 %

75 –100 %

Standing/Walking/Mobility: Must be able to stand to operate equipment; mobility to embark and disembark from equipment.

 

 

 

 

X

Environmental Conditions: Must be able to work in an environment that includes, but is not limited to noise, cold, heat and odors.

 

 

 

X

 

External Conditions: Must be able to work in a position requiring exposure to the weather conditions.

 

 

 

X

 

Lifting:         Must be able to lift unaided, at least 10lbs

 

 

X

 

Must be able to lift unaided, from 11-30lbs

 

 

X

 

Must be able to lift unaided, from 31-70lbs

 

 

X

 

  Must be able to lift unaided, from 71-100lbs

 

 

 

 

                   Must be able to lift unaided, over 100lbs

 

 

 

 

Manipulating /Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use office and/or other equipment and handle materials.

 

 

 

 

 

X

APPLICANTS

I have reviewed this job description and I am able to perform the essential functions as outlined. I have discussed any questions I may have about this job description prior to signing this document.

 

 

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