Residence Counselor

At Upstate Cerebral Palsy, we provide innovative programs and services that support people and create opportunities to fulfill life choices...one person at a time, through everyday miracles. We are looking to hire compassionate, professional, and versatile Direct Support Specialists to support a variety of individuals who experience disabilities. This is a position where you will be providing direct care support in the individual's private residence and in the community. Our ideal candidate would have the ability to work independently, think quickly, and problem solve. You must have a positive outlook regarding individuals with developmental disabilities and seek to improve their overall quality of life. Specific duties vary depending on the support needs of each individual.
Typical duties include:
Assisting with activities of daily living (dressing, grooming, bathing, eating)
Household maintenance (cleaning, shopping, meal planning, meal preparation)
Transferring/repositioning as needed by each individual.
Assisting with community outings (medical appointments, shopping, activities
Administration of medications and treatments.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Up to 1 year of experience.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances are warranted.
Knowledge of basic computer programs (Including Windows Office Suite)
Must have a valid NYS Driver's License.
Our work environment provides the opportunity to grow and learn in a fast paced atmosphere. We offer competitive benefits and salary to include a low cost individual health insurance plan, dollar for dollar retirement match, life insurance, voluntary benefits and generous paid time off.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

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