Posted in Other 30+ days ago.
Type: Full Time
Why Join ADAPT?It's more than a job; it's a calling. It's where passion meets purpose. ADAPT Community Network, formerly United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of NYC provides a multitude of services to people with developmental disabilities. At ADAPT, we are 3,000 strong, and it takes every one of us to empower the lives of the people we support. With caring and great resources at hand, we know what it takes to help people live fuller, happier, healthier lives. Our employees show their commitment to the people we support every day, and we all deliver on our promise to provide innovative and comprehensive services to individuals with developmental disabilities.For your next career move, apply with us at ADAPT Community Network! Wherever you work among our many locations around New York City, ADAPT offers paid training, competitive benefits, and we foster a team culture of learning, support, collaboration and career growth.SUMMARYUnder general supervision, is responsible for devoting his/her attention to the care and development of the residents in one of the Agencys residential facilities. Interacts in a manner which fosters dignity and learning in a way that helps lead to greater independence. Helps create a homelike atmosphere for residents in an agency facility.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe duties and responsibilities of the Residence Program Specialist will include, but are not limited to the following:Provides care and assists with personal development and independence of residents.Ensures that all measures for safety and well-being are maintained at highest levelTrains residents in activities of daily living and in development of self-help and social skills.Maintains a personalized, homelike atmosphere in residence facility.Attends weekly staff meetings as well as any other assigned meetings and in-service training.Prepares concise written reports including Incident Reports, Residents Progress Notes and other reports as assigned.Responds to crisis situations and medical emergencies, including accidents by taking quick and decisive action.Ensures actions are conducted in a manner that prevents abuse and reports observations of co-workers who may be abusive in accordance with established procedures.Administers appropriate first aid based on visible symptoms and resident history in accordance with established guidelines and accepted first aid practices.Summons police, fire, ambulance or other emergency personnel if situation warrants it.If emergency has caused resident to exhibit behavior that is threatening or dangerous, in accordance with OPWDD approved Behavior Management guidelines, may have to restrain that resident.Transports residents in agency vehicles to and from work, shopping, programs, restaurants, movies, doctors appointments, etc.ADAPT Community Network is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds and status are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels