Join the team at Bethel Ridge to help make a difference in the lives of people with Special Needs!


DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS - Part-time and Substitutes

Requirements:

  • Minimum of two (2) years experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities or related field
  • Must have a minimum of a High School Diploma
  • Clean Driving Record
  • Clear background fingerprint report
  • Clear TB test
  • DDD Mandated Trainings, Preferred
  • Clear check from Central Registry of Offenders

Responsibilities:

  • Provides individualized support, problem solving, companionship, guidance and assistance in activities in everyday living to one or more persons with the diagnosis of a developmental disability or similar need.
  • Help with individuals receiving services during specified times of the day. Hours may be flexible based on the needs of the person receiving the services.
  • Must be able to work effectively with people who have disabilities, while being sensitive to needs, preferences and feelings. The candidate must also have the skills and ability to work with the agency, staff, support team, family members and community members. With the ability to work autonomously as well as with the team is essential as a Direct Support Professional.
  • Provide 1: 1 support and guidance to the individual in their own home and promote the Health and Safety of the consumer at all times.
  • Educate & guide the individual to develop competency in home maintenance.
  • Educate & guide individual to identify opportunities to develop meaningful participation and relationships in their community.
  • Educate & guide individual with banking and budgeting/shopping and decision making /self care needs/recreation leisure and vocational activities to establish an ordinary daily living routine.
  • Educate & guide individual in communicating with parents/guardians, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
  • Educate & guide individual in establishing regular routine in taking prescribed medications and be familiar with the potential side effects of such, observing and reporting on any changes.
  • Educate & guide individual in attending medical, dental and/or psychiatric services and maintain appropriate contact where necessary.
  • Educate & guide individual to develop and expand other interests and skills to become involved in meaningful activities at home and in their community. (hobbies/fun/work).
  • Where necessary, educate & guide the consumer to utilize augmented communication tools as well as adaptive equipment to facilitate accessibility.
  • Ensure that all incidents relating to the Health & Safety of the individual are reported to the supervisor and documented appropriately.
  • Facilitate support needed to enhance or develop a team network which will help build relationships with family / friends / neighbors and other services.
  • Participate in all team meetings / workshops / In-service training and conferences as required.
  • To seek guidance and direction from fellow team members / circle members / Director / Administrator and Executive Director.
  • Maintain a working environment that promotes a homey environment as well as the health and safety of colleagues and visitors.
  • Participate and complete the Initial Training Program (ITP) within 90 days of employment.
  • Participate in regular work supervision and other training developments/opportunities as required/identified within position.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork.
  • Professionally represent the agency in the community.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.00 /hour


Position/Title: Job Coach and/or Employment Specialist

Job Summary: Trains and supports students and adults with developmental disabilities at various job sites. Develop employment opportunities, analyze jobs, and assess worker's abilities and job skills. Train and assist employers to incorporate the supported employees fully into the work environment.  A flexible, part-time 20-24 hours per week with a possibility of some weekend hours.

Requirements:

  • An Associate’s Degree or two years of experience in a related field
  • Must possess excellent written and oral skills and demonstrate good judgment and problem solving skills
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record; Valid Certificate of Insurance
  • Criminal Background Clearance and Negative Drug Screening
  • Drive the individuals to and from all community-based activities using the company and/or your own vehicle with mileage re-imbursement
  • CPR/First Aid, OSHA training and/or other DDD Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Identify the needs of individuals as they relate to employment, including but not limited to physical, social, and personal needs.
  • Analyze work environments and specific job tasks and adapt to each individual.
  • Assist individuals in building connections and natural supports at jobsites.
  • Monitor individual’s job performance and social adjustment at worksite.
  • Travel train and assist individuals to attain transportation to and from jobsites, independently.
  • Analyze employer needs and specific requirements of job sites.
  • Match individuals to specific employment opportunities.
  • Make necessary job accommodations to assist workers.
  • Meet regularly with employers to discuss individual's progress or needs.
  • Assist individual to meet all employer requirements.
  • Maintain required documents as specified by various funding sources (i.e., job analysis, task analysis, discrepancy analysis and progress notes) to document individual's progress on the job.
  • Advocate for individuals in such areas as Social Security, employer provided benefits, evaluations, etc.
  • Document all contact on Activity Tracking Sheet to maintain accurate record of support.
  • Prepare monthly report, summarizing individual’s progress.
  • Document monthly contact with parents &/or guardians, as well as schools when applicable.
  • Appropriately represent Bethel Ridge's philosophy and mission when communicating with schools districts, employers, parents, community members, funding sources, etc.

Professional Development:

  • Uphold agency's philosophy regarding confidentiality when conducting agency business.
  • Attend trainings specific to development of new skills in the field, including CPR/First Aid and Abuse and Neglect.
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with families, outside organizations, and other professionals as needed to assure comprehensive, quality services to all individuals and employees.
  • Maintain a positive and productive relationship with any individual to whom the agency provides services, support or resources.
  • Assertively address any issues which may jeopardize the positive feelings about your job or which may interfere with fulfilling your job responsibilities.
  • Seek information which will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of services or your personal performance within your job role.
  • Perform such other duties as may be required from time to time as assigned by your supervisor.
  • Use Crisis Intervention Techniques as trained and appropriate.
  • Serve as an active member of each person’s interdisciplinary team, to include involvement in and development of Individual Education Plans (IEP)/Individual Plans of Employment (IPE) ensuring that all individuals are provided a program that develops independent job skills and meets the goals set forth for each individual served.
  • Cooperate in any required investigation conducted by the agency or any funding source.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Working Conditions:

  • Work a flexible schedule as determined by supervisor
  • While performing the duties of the job, employee travels by automobile, utilizing company and/or own vehicle, and is exposed to changing weather conditions
  • Occasional lifting of objects/individuals as necessary and appropriate
  • Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching, climbing and sitting
  • Minimal hazards, general office working conditions

It is not the intent of this job description to cover all of the duties and responsibilities of the position. The aforementioned are some of the important areas of responsibility and are intended to convey a general understanding of the position. Management’s evaluation of your performance is based on the manner in which you perform the tasks listed in this job description. This job description is not a contract for employment. Therefore, either you or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason. Cooperation in any investigation conducted by the agency or the Division of Developmental Disabilities is required. It is not the intent of this job description to cover all of the duties and responsibilities of the position. 

Job Type: Part-time

Required Education: Associates Degree

 Salary: $12 - 13 

PO Box 138
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Phone 908.221.0801
info@bethelridgenj.org