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Direct Support Professional PT

at Goodwill NNE

Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: ebe190ae-797a-442b-ab40-fb45778ef98d
Keywords: group home

Job Description

We’re looking for caring people to help the people who live in our homes and participate in our programs. Direct Support Professionals will care for people with disabilities. That could include helping cook meals and other household upkeep, helping participants with personal hygiene and interpersonal skills, and transporting them to community events.

This position is working in a group home of independent and high functioning adults with developmental disabilities, potential candidates are required to be available for weekend shifts.

Direct Support Professionals do not need any special training before they’re hired, Goodwill will provide certification trainings upon hire. There are several levels of this position, which means there is room for growth within Goodwill.

In addition to employment that is fulfilling, meaningful and supportive, Goodwill employees also receive:

  • Vision, Dental offered
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match
  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan
  • 30% Employee discount at Goodwill stores in ME, NH & VT
  • Valuable job training with growth potential
  • Discount on personal cell phone plans
  • Local community discounts

Hourly Wage:  $11.50-$12.50, depending on experience

Weekend Shifts: 

  • Saturday 9am-7pm
  • Sunday 7am-6pm

Job Summary

1)  Supports service recipients associated with Goodwill’s Residential and Community Support programs.

  • Serves as a model and provides hands-on support and direct teaching in interpersonal skills, financial management skills, personal care and hygiene, activities of daily living, and access to community services and leisure opportunities.
  • Moderates verbal or emotional incidents through intervention techniques that preserve the dignity and safety of the service recipient(s).
  • Completes all required documentation in accordance with program standards.

2)  Represents the Agency in all interactions with other members of the Goodwill community and with the general public, supporting the agency Vision of creating sustainable communities that thrive through the fullest participation of their diverse residents.

3)  Furthers the organizational commitment to triple bottom line results: integrating social, economic and environmental goals into thinking, planning and actions.

Essential Functions

Communication:

  • In accordance with the service plan, serves as a model and provides hands-on support and direct teaching in areas including, but not limited to, interpersonal skills, financial management skills, personal care and hygiene, activities of daily living, and access to community services and leisure opportunities
  • Communicates effectively and courteously when dealing with service recipients, parents, guardians and other interested parties

Knowledge:

  • Moderates verbal or emotional incidents through intervention techniques that preserve the dignity and safety of the service recipients

Administration:

  • Documents observations concerning group and individual interactions, progress and participation of the service recipient in the approved plan
  • Completes all required documentation in accordance with program standards

Supervision:

  • Accompanies and transports the individual to appointments, community outings and services

Requirements

  • Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.
  • Reliable transportation and automobile insurance that meets minimum state requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to complete required certifications on time.
  • Criminal background check to meet agency requirements.
  • High school diploma/GED.
  • The ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. Perform range of motion tasks that include but not limited to; reaching, bending, stretching and stooping.
  • Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds and push 175 pounds.  

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Direct Support Professional Certification (I.e.: College of Direct Support or former live class)
  • Current CRMA, CRMA 40 preferred.
  • Experience supporting individuals with disabilities