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DSP- Residential Ballston Spa Area
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Ballston Spa, NY


§  Provides instruction and assistance to individuals in areas of daily living including but not limited to personal hygiene, cooking, house maintenance, social interaction with peer group, mobility training, constructive use of leisure time and personal finances.

§  Participates in a person centered approach to program plan development and participates in activities to build competencies and integrate individuals into their communities.

§  Embraces team approach, attending and participating in all staff meetings and mentoring new staff. 

§  Participates in program plan development, maintaining a capacity-based approach and participates in activities to build competencies and integrate them full into their communities.

§  DSP’s working in a Residential position may work overnight shifts or have on-call responsibilities as required by program and as needed.

§  May be required to Administer and monitor medication to individuals.  Perform heath care treatment as prescribed by program.

§  Assists individuals we serve to identify social, recreation and other community resources the individual may wish to access and devise plans to achieve that access.

§  Negotiates schedules and daily activities.

§  Completes all mandated reporting requirements by Wildwood and regulating agencies including but not limited to the following:

  • Habilitation plan service delivery checklists, notes and summaries.
  • Incident reports
  • Documents related to medication administration
  • Documents related to behavioral support plans
  • Documentation related to personal allowance
  • Agency related documentation.

§  Helps ensure appropriate safeguards for individuals are developed and maintained.

§  Provides and/or coordinates transportation for individuals to program activities, appointments, recreational activities and other activities.  

§  Remains current in agency and program related training.

§  Communicates with other agencies, employers, family members, job coaches and any other necessary people.

§  Implements emergency procedures established by the agency as necessary.

§  Provide emergency first aid and CPR as necessary.

§  Performs routine interior and exterior cleaning and maintenance of residence, or program facility and program vehicles as assigned.

§  Reports unique or emergency medical conditions of individuals to the program supervising R.N., and management team.

§  Requisitions and purchases equipment, food and other materials needed for the operation of the program following agency financial procedures.

§  All supervisors, managers, and employees are all responsible for helping to create a workplace free of recognized hazards, and for acting safely.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED).



Medication Administration based on program need, First-Aid and CPR certification or eligibility for certification.

SCIP/PROMOTE certification based on program need or eligibility for certification.


Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to individuals, family or other agency staff.


Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Computer Skills:

Word processing, E-mail and database software.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions. The employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions, including extreme cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; climbing stairs; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds (sometimes with assistance). The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds (sometimes with assistance). The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Provide support to the individuals we serve in crisis through the use of behavioral support techniques, including the use of personal physical interventions.


Additional Requirements:

§  A valid NYS driver's license and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required.

§  May need daily access to a vehicle based on program needs.

§  Must be cleared and maintain acceptable record under the NYS OPWDD mandated criminal background check process.

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