Direct Support Professional

A nonprofit organization which supports youth and adults with disabilities to experience full inclusion in their communities as they learn, work, and pursue their paths to personal success is seeking a Full-time & Part-time Direct Care Professionals to join its team.

Do you love helping others?  Do you want to feel like you are making a difference in someone’s life?  Please consider this role! We will train you to help adults with disabilities learn new skills to become more independent.  Starting pay is $15 per hour and we are looking for full or part time staff Monday – Friday day shift.  

Direct Support Professionals are responsible for providing direct care/support and advocacy for adults diagnosed with intellectual and physical disabilities. This position ensures the participants assigned to them are receiving the highest quality of care and support through the person-centered planning process.  This includes assisting in proactive steps to work towards achieving goals outlined within the Person-Centered Plan (PCP) – including medical if applicable.  This position may require providing direct care/support within the agency’s facility, a participant’s home, or within the community.  This position is expected to assist participants with Activities of Daily Living skills (ADLs) and provide transportation as needed.

Responsibilities:

  • To identify and offer activities that are meaningful to our participants being supported, being sure to seek participant and caregiver input to help guide services.
  • To provide our participants with assistance to engage in meaningful activities of their choice. This could include but is not limited to assistance with moving around their program space, writing, communication devices, crafts, eating/drinking, toileting, dressing, etc.
  • To act in a manner that is dignified, respectful, and honors the participant’s rights, preferences and needs as determined within the person’s plan.
  • Provide activities in-person while following all health and safety guidelines, and provide virtual activities using secure, OBI-approved platforms (i.e., zoom, facetime, etc.)
  • Provide accurate and quality documentation of all services provided, in accordance with OBI, state, and federal regulations by entering daily services into our database as required.
  • Participate in the development of the each participant’s person centered plan (PCP).
  • Work with supervisors and Case Coordinators to communicate the preferences of the participants to ensure this is reflected within the person-centered plan (PCP).
  • Attend external meetings, conferences and trainings as needed/requested by supervisor.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Director.

Requirements:

  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent in work experience.
  • Valid Driver’s license, clean driving record and 2+ years driving experience.
  • Ability to perform and meet job and physical requirements.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Prefer 1 year experience working with people with intellectual and physical disabilities (may include volunteer or personal experience from having a family member with a disability)
  • Able to perform duties with autonomy.

Pay:  $15.00/hour

Benefits:  Benefit package included (30  hours or more).

Schedule:   Full-time or Part-time

Zip code: 21108

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