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Direct Support Professional - Residential

Company: Seven Hills Foundation
Location: Carver
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Cares for groups of students under supervision of Supervisor and Unit Director, by performing the following duties.

Responsibilities

Ensures that all essential student needs are met on the unit each shift, according to guidelines.Instructs students regarding desirable behavioral, health, hygiene, and personal habits as they apply to Stetson School policy and procedure.Demonstrates, through actions, support for the program's ACORN approach to treatment, and the attendant focus on awareness of the impact of trauma, developing social competencies, healthy attachment, self regulation, and the student rehabilitation process.Facilitates scheduled student visits, and treats family and visitors with dignity and respect.Ensures telephone and mail contact between family or other identified supportive adults in accordance with the individual service plan and program rules and standards. Demonstrates care giver qualities that treat all students with dignity and respect. Prevents interactions that are not sanctioned within the rules, practices, and policies of Stetson School. Prevents actions and disparaging comments that may be considered horseplay, roughhousing, and/or derogatory comments and demeaning gestures.Maintains appropriate staff to student interactions including professional boundaries. Acts as a role model and reinforces pro-social behaviors.Maintains constant visual and auditory supervision of students.Follows all rules noted in A Guide to Supervision of Students at Stetson School.Transitions students to designated program activities in accordance with program procedures.Randomly conducts room checks of students at intervals no longer than 10 minutes, performing such tasks as checking to visually verify that each student is in the appropriate bedroom.

Qualifications

Associates Degree in field related to human services; or 6 months experience working in the field of human services with a minimum of Certificate of Achievement from public high school in Massachusetts, documentation of home schooling equivalent to a high school diploma, GED, or High School Diploma. Specialized training or specific skills; student intern experience or volunteer work may be credited toward experience.Requires a current valid driver's license from state of residence.

Keywords: Seven Hills Foundation, Brockton , Direct Support Professional - Residential, Other , Carver, Massachusetts

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