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Work with a well oiled team that runs smoothly and efficiently! As a TAS DSP, you will work with a team to provide the best care to 8 individuals. The staff:client ration is a minimum of 1:4! This position works in the Nazareth, Northampton County area.

Salary ranges from $15.59-$18.08 pending on verified work experience, education beyond minimum requirements, and specific licenses/certification.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a human service field; or
  • High school diploma/GED equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of developmental disability direct care experience or 3 years of related experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides services in a manner supporting the cultural affiliations of the program participant.
  • Assists in developing, implementing and monitoring the progress of habilitation goals that are program participant specific, strength based, outcome oriented and relevant to the program participant’s everyday life.
  • Ensures the program is operated in accordance with The Principles of Normalization. Participates in the implementation of individual habilitation plans which include goals, both formal and informal, service objectives and behavioral plans of support which are designed to improve the social and emotional well-being, as well as the self-care skills of program participants.
  • Assists in completing provisions for specialized services as indicated in the program participant’s active treatment plan (as developed by the interdisciplinary team) and program participant needs as they occur such as medical and dental care, speech and psychotherapy.
  • Accompanies program participants to medical appointments/treatments. Must be prepared to provide accurate, objectively determined relevant information to the physician or to the practitioner.
  • Administers medication to program participants in accordance with DPW medication administration training when nursing personnel are unavailable to do so.  Performs double check responsibilities as trained and accurately records medications administered on the Medication Administration Record (MAR).  Notifies and consults with on-call on all medication disruptions or questions.
  • Coordinates and implements daily activities based on program participant’s strengths and interests.
  • Explores and develops personal and professional relationships in the community with program participants to promote and maximize the utilization of natural supports.
  • Assists program participants explore new educational and recreational experiences and opportunities through research and development of community resources and natural supports.
  • Initiates, encourages and supervises social and recreational activities both at the program and within the community.