Residential Direct Support Staff are part of a professional team responsible for assisting each individual to live a safe, enjoyable life in their community with the opportunity to learn and exercise increasing independence and control over their lives. The agency and its employees are responsible to the people we support.
•Commitment to caring for people with developmental disabilities and to help these individuals participate fully in the life of their community.
•Safe passenger vehicle and good driving record, adequate insurance and valid driver’s license.
•Proven record on conscientious, responsible behavior (work, volunteer, or school history.)
•Ability to work as part of a team and possess a positive and constructive outlook.
•If licensed as a Certified Nurse’s Aide, must have current Massachusetts license.
•To treat all individuals with dignity and respect.
•To ensure that the health and well-being of individuals are met by:
accompanying individuals on appointments as needed;
administering medications in accordance with residential guidelines and DCF policies;
providing a well-balanced diet prepared to meet individual needs;
following all instructions given by the primary care physician, nurse practitioner, RN or LPN;
•To complete agency training programs in a timely manner and participate in other professional development as required by Program Manager
•To implement Treatment Plans and strategies as written and at frequency stated in the plan. Demonstrate accurate data collection procedures and consistent
use of described support strategies that promote success.
•Maintain all required certification such as medication administration, (MAP training), CPR, First Aid;
•To support each individual’s existing relationships and increase their network of friends and acquaintances;
•To actively participate in staff meetings.
•To facilitate teamwork between all team members via open communication, sharing of responsibilities and by maintaining positive, constructive attitude.
•To adhere to Seven Hills Foundation and Affiliate Policies and Procedures regarding scheduling, addressing crisis situations, and communicating appropriate
•To assist the individuals with household/personal shopping as necessary thereby providing on-going opportunities for individuals to interact with the community.
•To perform additional duties as required or directed.