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NY-White Plains: LifeNet Support Partner/Direct Support Professional

Company: Asperger/Autism Network
Location: White Plains
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

LifeNet NY - Support Partner / Direct Support ProfessionalOrganization Description: - The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) is a non-profit human service organization with offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. AANE helps people with Asperger's or similar autism spectrum and neurodiverse profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We provide individuals, families, and professionals with information, education, community, support, and advocacy - all in an inclusive atmosphere of validation and respect.AANE's Commitment to Recruiting and Retaining Racially Diverse Professionals: As a global leader in promoting neurodiverse environments in all aspects of society, AANE is deeply committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the communities we serve and in our own workplace. We are dedicated to hiring and supporting a racially diverse team, and we encourage professionals of color to apply for this and other job opportunities with our organization. Please consider joining us.Position Description: AANE is seeking a trustworthy direct support professional who will embrace the opportunity to join our growing team at, an independent living support program for adults on the autism spectrum, based in the New York, Westchester area. As a LifeNet Support Partner, you'll bring your experience, energy, and passion for working with our population to build connections with and for clients, and support their independent living needs and priorities as they navigate adulthood. The LifeNet Support Partner works closely with and reports to our Clinical Case Managers to monitor each LifeNet adult's overall health, safety, and well-being, while providing direct support and accompaniment around the priorities outlined in the adult's LifeNet Support Plan. In addition to our Clinical Case Managers, the Support Partner receives supervision and support from our Clinical Supervisors and Program Director.Ideally, candidates will have experience working with adults with Asperger/autism profiles in personal, professional, volunteer, and/or academic contexts.Primary responsibilities:

Work closely with Clinical Case Manager(s) to implement each adult's strengths-based LifeNet Support Plan, which outlines specific independent living support activities in areas that include, but are not limited to:
home organization and housekeepingmeal prep, nutrition, and food safetyhealthcare appointments and medication remindersmail, bills, benefits, and money managementcompanionship and social engagementrecreation and exercisepersonal hygiene and self-careshopping and errandstravel and transportation supportTravel to and perform scheduled in-person, home- and community-based visits with each assigned LifeNet adult, to carry out activities aligned with the adult's LifeNet Support Plan (with appropriate precautions and modifications during the pandemic, including the ability to provide virtual support as needed)Build a professional, trusting relationship with each LifeNet adult, while setting and maintaining appropriate boundariesCarefully observe the status of, and changes in, a LifeNet adult's personal health and living environment, and communicate issues back to the respective Clinical Case Manager or Clinical SupervisorOrganize and facilitate in-person or virtual small-group social/recreational events for LifeNet adults to encourage social engagement and peer-to-peer relationshipsTrack time, mileage, and case notes in the secure LifeNet case management systemPerform additional duties as assigned, which may include researching resources, organizing client data, making telephone calls, planning events, drafting guidance for adults or staff in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, or Excel, and othersRequirements:
Minimum 1-2 years personal or professional experience with providing in-person support to adults on the autism spectrum (or equivalent/transferable experience)Ability to commute to client homes in Westchester County and surrounding areasOpenness and ability to, on any given day, engage in conversations or pursuits with LifeNet adults involving music, theater, dance, art, anime, comic books, animals, nature, sports, science, computers, history, mass transit, aviation, travel, TV shows, movies, games, and moreExcellent interpersonal and communications skillsExcellent organizational and time management skills------Ability to exercise patience, persistence, flexibility, and problem-solving during independent work and work with colleagues and clientsAbility to collaborate and work as part of a team, including the ability to ask for help when neededAbility to learn and use new technologies/apps in service of LifeNet adultsMust have valid New York driver's license, clean driving record, and a reliable vehicle (mileage reimbursed at federal rate; partial train pass reimbursement also offered)Must agree to state and federal background check Salary & benefits:
Per diem compensation structure (weekly hours vary and may increase over time upon mutual agreement). The Support Partner/Direct Care Professional position has flexibility to choose, upon hire, between 1-4 client visits per month per client. Compensation: $24-$25/hour Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Asperger/Autism Network, White Plains , NY-White Plains: LifeNet Support Partner/Direct Support Professional, Other , White Plains, New York

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