Direct Support Professional

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Direct Support Professional Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be a personal companion to your clients and act as a supportive friend serving their needs and working to build their independence
  • Encourage and foster individuals’ preferred hobbies and interests
  • Assist with and work to strengthen the individuals’ many daily living needs including but not limited to: nutrition, hygiene, exercise, communication and socialization skills
  • Create daily schedules and plans with clients
  • Help set individual goals and track client progress, noting any drastic changes and reporting findings to superiors
  • Make phone calls and drive clients to appointments, meetings, events, etc.
  • Encourage individual skill development and work towards community integration
  • Follow all health and safety protocols
  • Attend continued education courses, training as required
  • Be a compassionate, patient and encouraging support professional at all times; you are a caregiver, cheerleader, teacher and advocate rolled into one and your work can change the lives of many for the better

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
  • Female candidate to work with female client no less than 12 hours per week.
  • Resourceful individual who is able to locate and plan activities that will promotote social skills
  • Must Pass PA background check/ FBI Check if PA resident for less than 2 years
  • Comfortable working independently and can consistently make good judgements that benefit the client
  • A friendly disposition with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Computer literate and technologically savvy
  • Experience tracking and recording information
  • Strong interpersonal skills and passionate about helping others
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work as a part of a team

Job Type: Contract

Salary: $14.00 to $17.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Adult Direct Support: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

  • Driver’s (Preferred)

Required travel:

  • 75% (Required)

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