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Direct Support Professional Mentor

Amsterdam, NY
Direct Support Professional (DSP) Mentor

Location: Montgomery County, NY                            
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Reports To:  Residential Manager Mentor                                            
Hours of Work: Full time- 40 hours per week. Work hours vary, and overtime may be required.  Position requires work at various program sites on all shifts, with varying schedules.
Pay Range: The pay range is $19.20 to $28.06

Job Summary:  Responsible for monitoring and training new hire Direct Support Professional (DSP) staff as they enter the residences.  Support new DSPs as they transition from classroom instruction to hands-on practical application of agency policies and procedures.  Provide site-specific training, along with OPWDD, Office of Fire Prevention & Control (OFPC) and other regulations.  Help build relationships that are collaborative and person centered. 

Job Qualifications: 
  1. High School Diploma/GED is preferred.
  2. Minimum 2 years prior experience working directly with program participants is required. 
  3. Medication administration certification required.
  4. Excellent training, coaching and communication skills are required.
  5. Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
  6. Valid NYS Driver’s license is required.
  7. Travel is required; employee must have reliable transportation available.


Major Responsibilities:

  1. Directly train and ensure Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) understand and comprehend responsibilities pertaining to the operation of a site, including compliance, quality, communication, Policy and Procedures and regulatory standards.
  2. Train DSP’s in the use of agency computer systems (Therap, etc.).
  3. Deliver site-specific training in areas of skills-based training and core competencies. 
  4. Ensure proper training is provided on personal protective equipment (PPE) and emergency procedures.
  5. Conduct training/coaching meetings and share personal development opportunities with DSP’s.
  6. Help foster an environment that promotes employee engagement and job satisfaction.
  7. Train DSP’s on agency modes of communication (eg, Outlook, Facebook, Yammer).
  8. Maintain close communication with site manager as to progress of trainees.
  9. Travel to all assigned sites within the County.

Disclaimer – The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Liberty reserves the right at its sole discretion to amend its policies, programs and/or guidelines, including the contents of this job description, at any time without prior notice.  A candidate’s rate of pay is based upon a consideration of several factors which may vary based upon the position.  These factors may include education, prior work experience, licenses, certifications and labor markets.  In addition to your pay, Liberty cares about you and invests in you as a team member, so that you can take care of yourself and your family.  Liberty offers eligible team members and their dependents comprehensive health benefits and programs, which may include, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k and more, to help you and your family take care of your whole selves.   


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