KenCrest Services is seeking Direct Support Professionals to work in a group home setting in Waterbury or Cheshire with people with intellectual disabilities and autism. Full-time, part-time and per diem positions on various shifts are available. Responsibilities include:
Assisting individuals with activities of daily living (examples are personal care, meals and medication).
Encouraging individuals to participate in community activities.
Handling general housekeeping tasks and meal preparation.
While providing supervision and support, the Direct Support Professional also provides opportunity for each individual to develop and grow toward greater independence.
High school diploma or GED
At least 2 years of experience in a related position
Fluency in American sign language is required for the Waterbury location
Certification in medication administration, first aid, and CPR
Valid driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle record
Clear criminal record and other background checks in accordance with state requirements
Ability to convey, understand and follow spoken and written instructions in English
KenCrest offers a wide variety of benefits for full time employees including Medical, Dental, Life/AD&D, Disability, 403b Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off and more. Some benefits are available for part-time employees as well. Please see the KenCrest website for additional details.
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KenCrest exists to ensure that all people who have, or are at risk of having, intellectual disabilities and autism can live well in their communities, earn the respect of others, and control their own lives. Since our founding in 1905, KenCrest has delivered all supports with firm commitment to our core values of positive approaches, caring spirit, innovation, reach, and outcomes.