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Direct Support Professional - Apartments Program


Direct Support - Level 1

GRADE      6              FLSA (Non-Exempt) - $15-$16.88



1.               High school diploma or equivalency

2.               Some experience in human service field


1.         Effective written and observational skills

2.         Good interpersonal skills

3.         Ability to work with team approach

3.               Ability to work with people at different functioning levels

4.               Good problem solving skills

5.               Ability to accommodate flexible work schedule

6.               Familiar with computer programs (e.g. Work, Excel)

7.               The ability to climb stairs, bend, stoop, sit, stand, reach and lift items weighing up to 40 lbs.

8.               Ability to legally operate a vehicle in NY State

II.        RESPONSIBLE TO: Supervisor


1.               Writing or assisting in writing reports and documenting individual progress

2.               Participate in team planning meetings and case reviews

3.               Teach/assist in developing/maintaining ADL skills

4.               Act as a role model

5.               Perform routine site household maintenance and upkeep

6.               Assist in teaching self-medication skills, utilization of health services and proper nutrition

7.               Administer/supervise medications and/or treatments as per doctor’s

8.               Provide lift, transfer, and assistance with range of motion exercises as needed

9.               Plan, coordinate and assist individuals in identifying personal recreational interests

10.            Provide appropriate support to meet individual needs

11.            Plan/prepare meals as needed

12.            Maintain case records and provide documentation according to program standards

13.            Intervene appropriately to assist in crisis management

14.            Understand and follow all program policies and procedures

15.            Report all household or resident sensitive situations to supervisor

16.            Participate in and successfully complete all required staff training and development activities

17.            Maintain personal property lists

18.            Participate in intake and discharge planning

19.            Assist individuals in the development of decision-making skills

20.            Communicate with other service providers

21.            Provide transportation as needed

22.            Assist individuals in accessing community services

23.            Represent the Agency and program in the community and with other service providers

24.            Establish relationship with all residents and families as appropriate

25.            Regular and substantial contact with individuals receiving support

26.            Perform other related tasks as directed by supervisor


In compliance with all applicable government laws, rules, regulations and standards and all Catholic Charities Policies and Procedures the duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the above.


Catholic Charities of Broome County is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity in the workplace and respect the dignity of each individual. We prohibit discrimination and harassment against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.