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Direct Support Professional in Philadelphia, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 12/28/2018

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Job Description

Position Summary
RHD's Woodstock Family Center (WFC) provides emergency housing services for single women with children. During their stay they will be focused on housing, employment, health, community involvement, and education. The primary goal of the program will be for residents to obtain permanent housing in a short period of time.
The Direct Service Professional is directly responsible for creating an environment that reflects the mission of the RHD's WFC and complies with the standards of the Philadelphia's Office of Homeless Services (OHS).The position functions within the administrative/supervisory team of the Woodstock Family Center.  A commitment to the RHD Values should be demonstrated as job duties are performed.
Essential Duties and Functions                                                                                                                         
  • Monitor medication on assigned floor.
  • Prepares reports on residents status, activities, treatments, care and training objectives with residents
  • Support residents moving in / out of Woodstock Family Center
  • Orient new residents to the Woodstock Family Center program
  • Interact with the residents to assist in the achievement of their therapeutic goals
  • Interact with residents participating in recreational, social or other related activities as needed
  • Conduct hourly safety checks on assigned floors
  • Complete required daily documentation of all forms
  • Maintain cleanliness of assigned work areas
  • Maintain required annual trainings, child abuse and criminal history clearances, etc.
  • Maintain all required immunizations
  • Interact professionally with residents at all times
  • Monitor resident compliance with the standards and expectations of the Office of Homeless Services
  • Other duties as assigned
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to read and write clearly
  • Basic computer skills
  • Must obtain Criminal Record, Child Abuse and FBI Clearances
  • One year experience working with a homeless population or in a residential setting
  • Ability to work in a team environment while working in a supportive and effective manner with a challenging population
  • A valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record
Working conditions
Special working conditions will cover a range of working activities in a shelter facility for women and children.  Basic cleaning, providing transportation, resolving conflictual interactions, and reporting to other supervisors/managers in a fast-paced environment.  Program participants have a wide range of personal challenges that require a calm, measured approach.
Physical requirements
Physical requirements include standing or sitting for extended periods, occasional lifting of light objects (up to 20 pounds), do repetitive tasks with few breaks, walking steps, walking on uneven services, and the ability to bend, stoop, reach,. The use of arm and/or leg control requires force greater than sedentary.

Part-time -Saturday/Sunday 12 midnight - 8am 
Part-time- Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8am-4pm

Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.