Direct Support Professional/Medical Appt Counselor 919 Melville location Monday-Friday 7a-3p 40hrs per week
Citizens Options Unlimited
Mellvile, New York, United States
1d ago

Monday - Friday 7a - 3p

40 hours per week

The pay scale for this position is $14.28 in consideration of education and / or experience

Citizens offers a variety of residential supports based upon the level of support and supervision required by each person to include Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRA’s) and Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF’s).

Qualifications :

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid New York State Driver’s License that is also qualified in accordance with agency’s insurance standards; successful completion and maintenance of AMAP status
  • Ability to communicate and understand written and oral directives / information and an excellent team player with a positive attitude.
  • Primary duties and responsibilities include but not limited to :

  • Reviews medical appointment calendar on a daily basis to see what appointments are scheduled for the day
  • Accompanies and transports people supported on medical appointments and supports person to advocate for their medical needs
  • Confirms location of appointment, obtains vehicle for appointment, obtains directions to appointment and allows ample time for timely arrival at appointment
  • Ensure the needs of the person supported are met before, during and after appointment. This includes but is not limited to hygiene, toileting, meals, snacks and medication administration
  • Ensures that all needed information for successful completion of the appointment is in hand prior to leaving for appointment (i.
  • e., consultation form, medical book, nurses notes, etc.)

  • Obtains completed consultation form and needed scripts from the physician prior to leaving appointment and delivers them to the house nurse upon return
  • Performs all other duties as requested by supervisor
  • This position requires regular and substantial unsupervised or unrestricted physical contact with people receiving services and, therefore, is subject to successful completion of fingerprint / criminal background check.

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