Weekend/Weekday Counselor/ Direct Support Professional, (DSP)

Gaithersburg, MD
Nov 23, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Full Time
Adults with intellectual differences need your help now!$16.28 per hourPaid on the job training provided!If you are passionate about helping individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, this may be the position for you. Community Support Services (CSS) caters to the upper Montgomery County area. We are seeking dedicated, caring employees to support individuals with autism in learning skills to allow them to live more independently in addition to providing some selfcare. You will work closely with nurses and psychologists to implement plans to teach individuals more independence and safe ways to achieve their goals.Part time positions are available on weekends and weekday afternoons and evenings.REQUIRED TRAINING/PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONSCompletion and demonstration of techniques taught in the MANDT, CPR & First Aid training's, other training's as required by CSS which are provided in orientation.Successfully complete annual re-certification of the MANDT.Recommended to have a valid driver's license and a driving record free of any moving violations for the past two (2) years.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSEmployee must be able to effectively use non-adverse physical intervention strategies with individuals with autism of varying heights, weights and levels of physical strength according to the guidelines presented in Behavioral Principles and Strategies training.CSS is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization which provides services and support to children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities residing within Montgomery County, Maryland. CSS was founded in 1994 and began its mission by working collaboratively with individuals, families, and other lead agencies to design and implement new models of service. CSS provides residential services in 50 homes in upper Montgomery County, where two individuals reside in each home with one or two support staff providing care and supervision . Additionally, day support services including vocational training and education are provided in our main center, family homes, and in the local Montgomery County community.CSS BENEFITSRetirement Plan (403 b)Community Support Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity EmployerIND123