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Direct Support Professional

Job Description

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Full and part-time opportunities within our Residential Program

Shifts may vary (weekdays, weekends, and holidays included)

If you have a passion to make a difference in peoples lives - this may be the opportunity for you!
 

We have an immediate need in our Residential Program for Direct Service Professionals (DSP).

Residential services help people lead fulfilling lives in an environment of their choosing. Services provided in a variety of arrangements, including group living on a campus, community living in homes and appartments, or through support to allow a person to continue living in their family home.


The objective
of this position is to provide high quality supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. DSP's will support and serve individuals with their daily living needs, medical, social, and recreational access, and community resources. The DSP will advocate and educate for individual rights; be aware of barriers or obstacles to independence, strive to meet goals and objectives of the individual and the agency; and comply with agency training and policies.

Skills and abilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Able to make sound decisions
  • Able to effectively communicate in both verbal and written format
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Positive and professional attitude presented both inside and outside of the agency as it relates to work
  • Able to attend work regularly
  • Able to use keyboard and perform basic computer navigation

 

If you are a team player with enthusiasm for making a difference in someones life - you may be a fit for this position!!

Job Requirements

Requirements:

Experience and Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED required (proof is required)
  • One year experience in human services field strongly preferred
  • Some college coursework in human services is preferred

 

Licensing and Certifications (a short grace period may be provided to attain these requirements):

  • Class E Missouri Driver's License
  • CPR
  • First Aid

 

Pre Employment Checks and Screenings:

  • Family Care Safety Registry through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Criminal background check
  • Driver Record Check
  • Education Verification
  • Reference Checking
  • Drug Screening

Job Snapshot

Post Date 7/24/2014
Location Saint Louis, MO
Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Industry Not for Profit - Charitable, Healthcare - Health Services, Social Services
Required Travel Not Specified
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