Direct Support Professional - Substitute (Employment Services)

  • Job Tracking ID: 512714-669331
  • Job Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Date Updated: February 12, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Looking for motivated & energetic people to join our team of professionals to support individuals with disabilities in our Employment Services Division. Using a person-centered approach, the DSP assists individuals with making choices and achieving goals to build their independence within employment based settings. This position is a Substitute, on-call basis.


The Direct Support Professional Substitute-ES adheres to the Code of Ethics, demonstrating the core competencies; assists individuals receiving services in acquiring and/or maintaining the skills, personal habits and positive attitudes that will enable them to maintain and/or enhance their independence with a primary focus on employment skills.


Daily Tasks

  • Assists the individuals in developing work skills, habits and attitudes.
  • Orients individuals to work situations and trains such individuals in the performance of specified work tasks
  • Observes monitors and records individuals’ progress in skills development in relation to service plan objectives.
  • Adapts work methods to meet individuals’ needs
  • Provides daily documentation for Pre-Voc goals, monthly Pre-Voc notes
  • Designs and/or assist in building adaptive jigs and fixtures as necessary, to facilitate production.
  • Assigns individuals receiving services to production tasks based on needs.
  • On a daily basis records time and production completed by individuals, ensuring that such is accurate, complete and signed
  • Monitors quantity and quality control procedures to ensure conformance with job specifications.
  • Obtains and returns product from the warehouse.
  • Loads and unloads trucks.
  • Operates electrical hand trucks and other equipment upon completion of requisite training.

Puts People First

  • Supports a person’s unique capacities and personality and potential
  • Gets to know the person through assessment/discovery
  • Promotes advocacy with the individual
  • Facilitates personal growth and development
  • Facilitates supports and services

Builds and Maintains Positive Relationships

  • Builds and maintains relationships
  • Creates meaningful communication

Demonstrates Professionalism

  • Develops professional relationship
  • Exhibits professional behavior
  • Shows respect for diversity and inclusion
  • Creates meaningful documentation records
  • Education, training, and self-development activities
  • Organizational participation
  • Exhibits ethical behavior on the job

Supports Good Health

  • Promotes positive behavior and supports
  • Supports health and wellness
  • Prevents, recognizes, and reports abuse

Supports Safety

  • Supports crisis prevention, intervention, and resolution
  • Supports safety
  • Ensures safety of individuals during environmental emergencies

Is Active and Productive in Society

  • Supports active participation in the community
  • Supports employment, educational, and career goal attainment

Performs other duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:


  • Possess good time management skills
  • Ability and desire to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently with a group of individuals
  • Moderate level of written and oral communication skills
  • Moderate level of interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of behavioral techniques and developmental disabilities to assist in the care of individuals receiving services
  • Knowledge of computer and ability to utilize various software programs
  • Successful completion and certification of First Aid and CPR upon hire is required


Preferred: One year pertinent experience in Health and Human Services related field and experience with individuals with disabilities

Minimum: High School Diploma or Equivalency and Valid New York State Driver’s License in good standing

Job Benefits:

Per Diem



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