Every staff person we hire possesses a unique potential; a potential to teach, grow, learn, and adapt. We focus on empowering you to be your best and be excited about each day through creative, quality, and ongoing training and team support. We focus on working hard and smart for the people we serve and having a REAL balance between work and life so that YOU can enjoy a fulfilling and meaningful day!— LaDella Thomas, Executive DIrector
Full-time employees can access:
Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance
Simple IRA with 3% matching
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
All employees receive:
Cell phone stipend
Car Insurance stipend
Mileage Reimbursement at 58.5 cents per mile
Job Title: Direct Support Professional (Day Services) - $250 sign on bonus!* (after 90 days) Reports To: Program Director Starting at: $18.00 per hour, non-exempt, GUARANTEED 40 hours/week!
Job Summary (click to expand)
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) work with individuals who have developmental disabilities in the day program. DSPs assist person served to become more integrated in their communities by maximizing individual strengths, interests, and abilities. The aim is for the person served to direct their own activities that create a meaningful life including contributing to the community and developing relationships. Support may occur in a variety of settings and may include providing personal care, assistance with daily living activities, job coaching, teaching/developing skills, advocating with person served, assisting in communication and self-expression, and ultimately supporting the person in meeting his or her own goals.
Just Some Things You May Love About This Job:
· Sense of fulfillment in daily work life.
· Opportunities to positively impact the lives of others every day.
· Genuinely supportive leadership and work family.
· Great schedule.
Some Things That May Challenge You:
· Providing a variety of supports based on a variety of individual needs
· Maintaining a professional level of patience and cool-headedness when presented with challenging behaviors.
· Supporting up to 3 Persons Served at a time.
· Managing time to ensure Persons Served have opportunities to adequately pursue their goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Achieving outcomes that characterize a high quality of life.
· Listen carefully and communicate respectfully and clearly with the persons served that you support using person-first language
· Support individual choice, understanding and learning new skills.
· Understand, follow-through, and document support plans, goals, activities, progress, etc.
· Support person served with daily living skills and individual support needs.
· Facilitate activities that provide person served with social capital and connections to the community.
· Assist in planning and structuring activities.
· Encourage healthy behaviors (both physical and mental).
· Understand and follow supports for optimal health.
· Administer medications accurately and reliably.
· Ensure that person served are free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
· Provide safeguards and appropriate leadership skills in challenging situations.
· Use positive behavioral techniques to avoid challenging situations and promote respect and dignity.
· Be a safe and conscientious driver.
· Representing SCDDB in a positive manner while upholding agency values
· Complete duties assigned by supervisor or designee.
· High School diploma or GED
· Minimum 1 year in a social service field working with adults with I/DD
· Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience
· Ability to pass criminal/registry background checks.
· Must be able to obtain and maintain a Class E driver’s License.
· Ability to pass and maintain required trainings such as CPR/First Aid, Medication Administration and Positive Behavioral Support Training
· Excellent verbal and written communication
· Ability to perform each essential duty and responsibility.
· Exceptional teamwork and problem-solving ability.