Job Description

Job Title: Direct Support Professional- Vocational (Market St, McKeesport)
Job ID: 58127148
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: M-F 8-3:30
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Mon Yough
Department: MR Pre Voc
Location: 500 Market Street, Mckeesport PA 15132

Description

The Direct Support Professional (Vocational) is primarily responsible for skills training, development and implementation of program activities at our Market Street location in McKeesport, PA. Activities are intended to expand skills and integrate consumers into their community, according to their needs and interests, including competitive integrated employment. The

 

The ideal candidate will have a High School Diploma or GED, a valid drivers license and one year of experience working with those who have a disability. Shifts are 7.5 hours in length, Monday through Friday, and the dress code is casual. The starting rate for this position is $12.18 prior to crediting for any applicable experience beyond minimum qualifications.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide transportation for consumers as required utilizing agency vehicles.
  • Must have mobility and flexibility (such as running, bending, climbing stairs, and lifting based on program requirements etc.) as to ensure safety and wellbeing of individuals served and of self.
  • Plan, participate in, and conduct customized individual, small group or employment activities and instruction, which serve to maximize each individual?s potential, as well as providing the tools necessary to make good choices and develop appropriate skills to foster independence as they grow and develop within their community. This includes paid work activities/training that require staff assistance.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all MYCS consumers, families, and customers, striving to exceed their expectations for service, quality, and individuality.
  • Responsible for providing consumers with individualized care based on the ISP and their individual needs.
  • Responsible for carrying out the ISP and all assigned paperwork accurately and in accordance with all agency, county, and state regulations.
  • Participate in approved annual trainings as specified by county/state regulations and MYCS policy.
  • Demonstrates proper judgment and decision-making skills when relating to consumers, their families and team members as specified by program/agency policies.

 

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • One (1) year experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid PA drivers license and meet the guidelines to be accepted on the agencys vehicle insurance policy.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Driver's License
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    Salary Range: $12.18 to $18.51 / hour

    Union Position: No

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