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Syracuse, New York - USD Full Time Posted by: AccessCNY INC Posted: Thursday, 25 November 2021

Join the AccessCNY Team!

Your health is our #1 priority!

Compliant with all NYS Covid-19 guidelines and standards!

Be a part of one of the leading providers for people with disabilities!

Fall-time/Part-time/Relief Openings Available

Main Function: Provide person centered services and supports to assist the individuals in Self Direction services to achieve independence and maintain their health and safety. Responsibilities include: promoting growth and independence with personal needs and ADLs, monitoring health and safety, building advocacy, decision making and community connections, and completion of required documentation.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Self Direction Support Staff:

Provision of services for participants as outlined in the Self Direction plan. Tasks may include but not limited to:

  • Bathing/showering
  • Grooming (shaving, make-up, hair care, etc.)
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Care of catheter, bags, etc.
  • Transferring, positioning, lifting
  • Exercise, stretching, and sensory activities as needed
  • Utilization of adaptive equipment
  • Meal prep
  • Feeding
  • Housekeeping including laundry
  • Shopping for participant, including grocery, personal items, clothing
  • Transportation as needed
  • Explore community opportunities to enhance relationship building and develop leisure skills
  • Assist with money management including banking/budgeting
  • Assist with scheduling and participating in activities and appointments as needed
  • Assist with job/volunteer activities
  • Increase/monitor safety skills in the community and home
  • Implement participant's goals as written in Self Direction plan
  • Implement safeguards and behavior guidelines/plans as written
  • Support participants by providing opportunities to increase decision-making and advocacy skills

Completes required documentation

  • Complete all program documentation in a timely manner and per Agency standards.
  • Completes incident report forms thoroughly and in a timely manner per Agency standards
  • Follow procedures to report emergencies or medical/safety needs/changes of participant
  • Document mileage per agency procedures

Community and Teamwork

  • Work collaboratively with participants, families, program staff, co-workers
  • Attend meetings as directed by supervisor/FI (Fiscal intermediary)
  • Attend all required trainings as directed by supervisor and maintain training certifications
  • Participate in Agency-wide events, advocacy, and/or community education.

Follows Agency standards and procedures

  • Provides person-centered, quality services
  • Obtains and demonstrates core competencies
  • Follows Agency standards and procedures
  • Maintains compliance with applicable rules and regulations

Other duties as assigned


High school diploma/GED preferred. Experience working with people with disabilities preferred. Basic word processing and e-mail skills are required.

Conditions of Employment:

Must possess valid New York State driver's license in accordance with the Agency Vehicle and Driving Policy and transportation necessary to meet program needs. Support staff providing respite only that does not include driving tasks may be exempt from the driver license requirement. Must be able to lift 75 pounds. Must have an electronic device that supports the Agency's EVV (electronic visit verification) system and be willing to use the minimal personal data required for EVV. Successful completion of required orientation and annual training. Must be able to demonstrate teamwork and professionalism. Must be able and willing to demonstrate direct care duties, including personal assistance, as need arises. Must participate and meet established requirements in a database check through the Division of Criminal Justice Services as defined by the State of New York, Office of People with Developmental Disabilities, Chapter 575 of the Laws of 2004. Must participate in successful database checks through the HHS Office of Inspector General, Excluded Parties List System, New York Office of Medicaid Inspector General and Specially Designated Nationals.

Reports to:

Fiscal Intermediary (FI)

.Hourly rates are authorized by the Office for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and approved in participant Self Direction budgets. Employees working for multiple participants will be paid the hourly rate based on the participant's Self Direction budget.


Benefits are offered to employees working 30+ hours per week.

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Vision & Dental Insurance
  • Health Reimbursement Plan
  • 401K - With Employer Match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • $10,000 Life Insurance Policy
  • Optional Life Insurance
  • Optional AFLAC Insurance
  • Long Term Disability


An Equal Opportunity Employer


Syracuse, New York, United States of America
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11/25/2021 9:43:32 PM

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