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Direct Support Professional

SARAH Tuxis • Madison, CT

Posted 24 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time/Part-Time
Degree - High School
$14.75/Hour
Healthcare - Health Services, Not for Profit - Charitable
Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services, Entry Level

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Job Description

Now Hiring Full Time, Part Time & Per Diem Employees (CPR, PMT, First Aid and MED CERTIFIED)


Purpose:

The overall purpose of Direct Support Professionals at SARAH Tuxis are to support individuals receiving services from SARAH Tuxis to live the fullest and richest life that they choose.

Direct Support Professionals must:

  • Advocate for the individuals that we support by encouraging them to share their wants, needs and desires.
  • Have a willingness to accept direction from the individuals who receive service.
  • Complete daily necessary quality documentation of the process, progress and achievement of personal outcomes must be completed.
  • Assist individuals in exploring activities in their communities.
  • Be proactive regarding matters of health and safety and assure that any issue that may arise is responded to in a timely and responsible fashion.
  • Complete all necessary documentation regarding medical, behavioral, dietary, and therapeutic supports.
  • Assure that personal care needs of the individuals are met.

Trainings and Certifications:

  • Employees are expected to complete all In-Service Trainings as required by DDS and SARAH Tuxis.
  • Must be able to obtain CPR, First Aid and State Medication Administration Certificate.

Job Requirements

Requirements:

 High School Diploma or equivalent

 Valid Connecticut Driver's License, Registration, and Insured Vehicle

 Proof of Employment Eligibility

 Able to obtain PMT, CPR, First Aid and state Medication Certifications

 Flexibility

 Ability to make independent decisions and accept supervision

 A commitment to treating people with dignity and respect

 Willingness to be a team player

 Models a positive attitude

 Ability to listen and communicate with others

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