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Direct Support Professional - Day Hab (Golisano Autism Center)

Position Title: DIRECT SUPPORT PROFSSIONAL - Day Hab Program (Golisano Autism Center)


We are currently seeking DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS for our Golisano Autism Center Day Habilitation Program team.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Imparts agency philosophy of “Equal Opportunity, Independence and Realization of Individual Potential” to children, families, program staff and community resources.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information relating to individuals and their families in accordance with agency policy.
  • Provides oversight to ensure safety and supervision of individuals.  May be required to work in the agency’s residential homes should there be an emergency, weather hazard, or other unforeseen occurrence. 
  • Provides assistance, training and supervision with various activities of daily living, helping each individual to improve their ability to be more independent while addressing specific individualized outcomes as outlined on staff action plans.
  • Assists individuals in learning how to connect with community resources.
  • Assists individuals with planning and accessing activities of choice.
  • Incorporates sensory initiatives into the daily operation of the program.
  • Participates and acts as a contributing member in the development and maintenance of person-centered Action plans, providing input regarding individual skill development.
  • Acts as a role model for program participants by interacting with others in a professional and respectful manner, dressing appropriately, and using good personal hygiene.
  • Maintains necessary documentation as required and per regulations and agency policies.  Implements and monitors Action Plans on a daily basis.
  • Communicates regularly with agency personnel to provide opportunities for exchange of information and discussion of concerns.  Provides feedback to Supervision regarding individual and/or program concerns.
  • Manages crisis situations per agency policies and procedures.
  • Assists individuals in working toward achievement of their goals, while ensuring adherence to applicable Support Plans.
  • Supports and encourages individuals to make as many decisions as possible, ranging from basic choices to long term goals.
  • Provides emergency and first aid treatment, within their scope of training, as needed until relieved by other staff, a professional medical person, or other designated person.
  • Attends all departmental or other related meetings/trainings as assigned by Supervision.
  • Participates in team decision making process and carries out decisions consistently per agency/department policy.
  • Presents a positive and professional public image. Has a polite and professional interaction with individuals, families, staff, and members of the community.
  • Participates in conferences and workshops recommended to enhance job skills and personal growth and development.
  • Adheres to agency’s policies and procedures as well as department guidelines.

Comprehensive benefit plan including but not limited to:

·        Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance

·        4 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO)

·        8 Paid Holidays

·        Matching 403B Retirement Plan

·        Additional Insurance Offerings - Specified Disease Insurance w/ Cancer Rider, Accident Insurance, Identity Theft Protection

·        Employer Paid Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)

·        Employer paid Life Insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance

·        Tuition Reimbursement

Hours of Employment:

Full-Time - 37.5 hours/week Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-4:00pm

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • 1 year experience working with people with Autism required, 2+ years preferred.
  • Valid and clean NYS Driver License.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment in planning, implementing and evaluating work with individuals, customers, and employees.
  • Demonstrated tolerance for stressful interactions and situations.
  • 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Resume to:
Human Resources Generalist
CP Rochester
3399 Winton Road South
Rochester, New York 14623
Fax (585) 334-1646

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with an outstanding reputation in employee relations. As part of our team you will have the personal rewards of making a difference in the lives of adults and their families and ongoing mentoring from top industry professionals.

The agencies are equal opportunity employers.   We do not discriminate against employees or applicants in the hiring, promotion, compensation, placement, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence or any other term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran, domestic violence victim status, prior arrest and conviction records or any other protected category in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

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