Skills Specialist DSP

We currently have openings for the following:

- 1 Skills Specialist for Community Outings 


Required Competencies: 

Occupational Competencies

· Best Practices: Knowledge of the process of analyzing an individual's learning needs through observation and assessment.

· Computer Knowledge: Significant experience with computers and knowledge of the fundamentals of database and word processing functions.

· Time Management: Experience with evaluating urgent tasks, prioritizing, planning, and setting deadlines.

· Disability care: Experience with the specific methods and practices used in providing care to people with physical, intellectual and learning disabilities.

· Assist social service users with physical disabilities: Knowledge of helping individual's with mobility problems and other physical disabilities such as incontinence, assisting in the use and care of aids and personal equipment.

· Support social service users to live at home: Experience with supporting individual's to develop their own personal resources and work with them to access additional resources, services and facilities.

Foundational Competencies 

· Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

· Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.

· Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

· Critical Thinking: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizational practices to make improvements or take corrective action.

· Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

· Teamwork: Ability to work with others as a team.

Preferred Competencies: 

Occupational Competencies

· I/DD: Basic knowledge of the intellectual and developmental (I/DD) field.

· PCISP: Knowledge of the Person-Centered Individualized Support Plans. 

Foundational Competencies 

· Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

· Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.

· Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

· Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions or what is in the best interest of the individual-served

Things You Need To Learn On The Job:

· Training: Knowledge and/or certification in CPR, First Aid, behavioral interventions, wheel chair vehicles, and medication administration. 

· Systems: Knowledge of the different operating systems within the organization. 

Example Activities: 

· Evaluate individual progress in understanding provided goals and make adjustments as needed to assist individual in achieving their goals.

· Maintain required records of individual progress and group progress.

· Participate in Individuals quarterly/yearly meetings (progress reports, goal identification, and plan development) as needed (in person or through written/electronic communication to team). Provide input to treatment planning process. 

· Perform direct care as needed

· Provides assistance to individuals when appropriate, while allowing opportunities for self-independency. Encourage individuals to use safety, cognitive, and social skills while in programming 

· Implementation of the individualized support plan as created by the multidisciplinary treatment team

· Supervise individuals during the entirety of the program day, ensuring safety and welfare of individuals as well as program effectiveness

· Notify supervisor, case coordinator, or other pertinent personnel of any issues or concerns

· Complete all required forms, documents, and reports in an accurate and timely manner. These may include, but are not limited to the following: Progress reports, Behavior Plans and reports, Individual and /or Curriculum evaluations, Performance analytics, etc.

· May be responsible for driving agency vans, wheelchair vans, and vehicles to transport individuals served to and from the agency, appointments, and community events

· Maintain a thorough knowledge of individuals’ goals and objectives and periodically review the record for updated information

· Must check Carey Services email account daily

· Attend in-service meetings, conferences and other training as needed

· Promote agency-wide safety and housekeeping as well as take a proactive approach to preventive maintenance and delivery of quality service

· Coordinate individual served coverage with the Facility or Community Coordinator manager to ensure active treatment requirements are being met at all times, and that individual served are meeting their individual program objectives

· Ensure that all completed art or craft work is documented to ensure that all individual served involved in the project are properly identified. quality service.


Required Certifications: 

· High School Diploma or GED preferred

· Valid Driver's License

· Must be able to meet agency insurability requirements

· Must be able to bend, stoop, or stand for long periods of time. Must also be able to assistance in lifting or transferring individuals to and from wheelchairs. Must be able to wear all required personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to: gloves, masks, gowns, face shields, shoes, ear plugs, etc. Must be able to follow all required safe and universal precaution practices during a pandemic and as required otherwise.