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Residential Direct Support Professional (Group Home)

Company: PCDI
Location: Princeton
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Name/Organization: PCDI Title: Residential Direct Support Professional (Group Home)Location: Pennington, NJSalary: minimum of $51,500 per yearDescription: Since 1977, Princeton Child Development Institute
(PCDI) has provided compassionate support in neighborhood homes. Our
residential program is expanding and our team is too. PCDI seeks a direct support
professional for a community-based group home for adults with autism.
Individuals will teach new skills using Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) principles
and teaching strategies with heavy emphasis in areas of Practical Functional
Assessment (PFA), Skill-based training (SBT), script and script-fading procedures,
activity schedules, and zone supervision. The home is supported by two,
full-time live-in residential coordinators and a trainer/consultant who ensures
consistent implementation of programming. This position includes opportunities
for long-term growth including career advancement, conducting and publishing
research, and presenting at professional workshops and conferences.Responsibilities: Ensure the safety of those we supportEstablish comfortable and supportive
relationships with residents and colleaguesCreate and maintain a home-like living and
learning environment that enhances the quality-of-life experience for residentsExercise good judgement and remain calm when
faced with a crisisTeach and assist in the development of learners'
instruction and treatment goals with special emphasis on home and
community-living skills, social skills, and language and communication skillsDrive residents to and from activities in a
company-owned vehicle or your own vehicleSupport residents with daily activities
including leisure and recreational activities, medical appointments, and
community outingsEffectively manage time and productivityCommunicate effectively with parents, siblings,
neighbors, and colleaguesCollect, summarize, and analyze ongoing data regarding
skill acquisition and behavior management programs for learnersDocument all services provided in accordance
with state and federal regulationsQualifications:Has, at minimum, a Bachelor's Degree in
psychology, education, or related fieldSome experience working with people with autism
or other developmental disabilitiesKnowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)Has a valid driver's licensePass extensive background checksComplete and pass required trainings including:
CPR, SFAWork within designated evening, overnight, and
weekend hours Sample schedule: Monday - Friday 2-10pm; with
two days off per week, on average; Direct Support Professionals are assigned to
3 overnight shifts per monthWorking Environment/Physical Demands: Sitting, walking,
standing, occasional running, some lifting, good fine and gross motor
coordination when guiding learners, vision, hearing, receptive and expressive
language abilities as suited to instructional and behavior needs of residents. Benefits:Medical and dental insurance for each employee
and optional dependent coverageVision insurance (voluntary coverage)Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)Flexible Spending Account (FSA)Life and AD&D403b Retirement (voluntary beginning Day 1,
employer contribution beginning Year 3)Paid time off (8 days accrued per calendar year)Holidays and vacations, where eligible
(approximately 10 days per year)Tuition discount BCBA supervisionProfessional mentoringApplication: Qualified candidates should submit a
cover letter, resume, and any certifications at Terms: ABA, group home, residential, technician, direct
support professional, behavior analyst, BCBA, RBT, Applied Behavior Analysis PDN-992f4c02-38da-4978-b259-577a523e29e7

Keywords: PCDI, Trenton , Residential Direct Support Professional (Group Home), Other , Princeton, New Jersey

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