Direct Support Professional

The Arc Of Southern Maryland
Waldorf, MD
Nov 19, 2022
Nov 29, 2022
Full Time
*JOB TITLE: * Direct Support Professional*DEPARTMENT*: As Assigned*REPORTS TO: * Manager or supervisor depending upon assignment*FSLA CLASSIFICATION: * Non-exempt*LEVEL OF WORK: * Direct Support*SALARY: * $16.50 per hour*About Us: *The Arc of Southern Maryland creates opportunities for independence and personal success for people with differing abilities in inclusive communities of their choosing.*Job Summary: *Do you enjoy assisting people and giving hands on support? The Direct Support Professional is an extremely rewarding and fulfilling position that is responsible for assisting individuals that need support accessing the community, making friends, having fun and being as self-sufficient as possible. A Direct Support Professional will primarily provide support in a residential based home but may include support in recreational or community settings.*Essential duties include: ** Assist individuals with personal care and daily living skills (eg, personal hygiene, health, toileting, eating, lifting/transfer)* Teaching Skills that build on individuals strengths and capabilities through establishing and accomplishing personal driven goals* Assist individuals with daily living and household management (eg, meal prep, laundry, cleaning, decorating)* Assist individuals with becoming active in the community of their choice, this may include, transportation needs (banking, medical appointments, social or recreational settings), developing relationships with in the community to build friendships and resources* Assisting with or dispensing medication or other prescribed medical treatments as necessary.* Assist individuals to act as their own Advocate or connect individuals with advocates when there are barriers to his or her service needs.*You are a good fit if you have the following experience, education, and skills: ** 18 years of age with a High school diploma or GED equivalent* A valid driving license with a good driving record and a safe vehicle for transporting people receiving services.* Knowledge in computer-based software such as MS Word, Outlook, & Excel*Special Conditions of Employment: ** Attends, completes and passes all required training, initially and ongoing.* Complies with all agency guidelines, procedures, and practices.* The employee is occasionally required to assist with lifting/transferring*We provide the following comprehensive, flexible benefits to our full-time associates and eligible family members.** Health coverage for you and your family through medical, dental, and vision plans* 403b plan with a company matching contribution* Paid time off program in which benefits increase along with your tenure with the company* Support for continued education through tuition reimbursement* Referral bonus programThe Arc Southern Maryland is a drug-free employer. All offers of employment will be contingent on a successful background check. The Arc Southern Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Job Type: Full-timePay: $16.50 per hour

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