The Arc of Chemung
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Full Time

TITLE: START Support Specialist
REPORTS TO: START Resource Center Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Per Diem, Full-time)
WAGES: $15-17 per hour depending on experience

Locations: Western Finger Lakes START is a region wide program affiliated with The Arc of Chemung with administrative support from their Human Resources Department. We are recruiting throughout the Finger Lakes and Western New York area. Assignments will be to locations within a reasonable distance of the staff member's home.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The START Direct Support Professional provides supports to individuals in their own home, at supervised apartment settings, in group homes or other supervised settings, or in a designated home serving as a Resource Center in accordance with individual interests/personal goals, and consistent with the individual's START Plan.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide training and assistance to participants in all facets of daily living (e.g. eating, bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, etc.).
  • Assist individuals to develop skills and achieve personal goals, as defined by the individual's plan of support. The plan of support is developed respective of individual's interests, personal beliefs, choices, and needs.
  • Provide appropriate care and assistance to promote good health and to support individuals to receive appropriate medical care, as needed.
  • Acts as an advocate on behalf of individuals supported, promoting community inclusion and acceptance.
  • Acts as a role model and mentor, demonstrating socially acceptable (desired) behaviors and coaching individuals supported to demonstrate same.
  • Attains and maintains required certification(s), including but not limited to: START module, Medication Administration Approved Personnel status, First Aid/CPR.Completes required initial and update trainings as determined by START and The Arc of Chemung.
  • Completes all required documentation in a timely and professional manner.Maintains and adheres to ethics of confidentiality, START and The Arc of Chemung policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the WFL START Resource Center Director.

The Arc of Chemung complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. The Arc of Chemung does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

The Arc of Chemung cumple con las leyes federales de derechos civiles y no discrimina por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad o sexo. The Arc of Chemung no excluir a las personas o tratarlas diferentemente debido a raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad o sexo.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or other Human Service related field, and a minimum of 2 years' experience working with individual with I/DD and behavioral health needs, or, Associate's Degree in Psychology, Social Work or other Human Services field, and 4 years' experience working with individuals with I/DD and behavioral health needs, or, High School Diploma, experience working with individuals with I/DD and behavioral health needs (7 years' experience preferred), and,Excellent reading and writing skills needed to effectively complete START documentation requirements.

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