Direct Support Professional

Beacon Light Behavioral Health System North Warren , PA 16365

Posted 2 months ago

Our organization strongly believes that every individual deserves the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential. We are seeking responsible, caring, and compassionate direct support professionals to join our team. The ideal job candidate will be highly dependable and have a passion for helping those with intellectual disabilities, autism, mental health, and behavioral health needs to live a more fulfilled and happy life. Working with the individuals in a Residential Treatment Facility, you will assess his/her needs and tend to them accordingly with the goal of fostering a positive, encouraging environment and supporting individuals with social, emotional, and behavioral needs. You will assist individuals in becoming more integrated in their communities by maximizing their strengths, interests, and abilities. Responsibilities also include daily living activities as needed, planning activities, supervision of individuals, documentation, passing medications, crisis management, planning therapeutic activities, etc.

Beacon Light operates Community Residential Rehabilitation houses for both men and women in Warren and McKean counties. These programs provide long-term housing with around-the-clock staffing for adult individuals with serious mental illness.

Work Hours:

  • Must be willing to work 2nd shift, weekends, and Holidays as well as occasional overnights.

This position requires:

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED).

  • No prior experience or training required.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

This position gives preference to individuals with an active driver's license and a DMV check that is clear. Position may require travel in the local community or to assist with individuals attending required appointments or visits.

Benefits:

  • 13 PTO Days

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Long Term Disability

  • Free Meals

  • Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program (if you are eligible)

  • Free Parking

  • And More!

Beacon Light is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Joint Commission accredited, and a Trauma Informed Care agency providing the best support to our clients and staff.

www.beacon-light.org


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Certified Peer Support Specialist

Beacon Light Behavioral Health System

Posted 1 week ago

VIEW JOBS 5/22/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-08-20T00:00 Beacon Light Behavioral Health System is looking for a Peer Support Specialist who is responsible for the management of an assigned mental health caseload of clientele for recovery oriented peer support services. The specialist will establish a trusting, respectful relationship with peers through the sharing of life experiences with mental illness or the mental health system. This will be done in coordination with the Peer Support Supervisor by performing the following duties. The Peer Support Specialist also works under the supervision of the Director- Milieu Therapies or / Team Leader of a non-profit community based program. This position will develop and maintain supportive relationships with persons served. These relationships are essential to establishing the individual's strengths and goals; identifying barriers, recovery strategies and alternatives to making choices about medication and treatment; and providing links to community resources. The primary responsibility of a peer specialist is to help individuals identify and achieve their recovery goals and meet their specific goals. The peer specialist facilitates recovery groups and participates in panel presentations to assist in education of recovery principles. Presentations of staff and persons served provide the perspective of individuals living in recovery. They will maintain departmental/agencies documentation and records. Peer Support is a program that provides individualized recovery-focused intervention to adults to enhance development of natural supports, coping mechanisms and other skills necessary to function as independently as possible in the community. Service is provided by certified individuals with a lived experience with mental health issues. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires an active driver's license and a DMV check that is clear. Position may require travel in the communities served or state of Pennsylvania for position requirements 25-50% of the time. Travel to assist with individuals attending required appointments or visits as needed 5-10% of the time. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: * Be a self identified individual who is in recovery and who has received or is receiving state priority group services * Have a high school diploma or GED and can present documentation of completion of either * Have maintained, within the past three years, at least 12 months of successful full or part-time paid or voluntary work experience or one year of post secondary education * Completed and passed a Certified Peer Specialist certification training program including written examination, which is offered in accordance with guidelines defined by OMHSAS, DPW. If considered for this position, this agency will assist in training coordination and cost. * Complete and pass PA Child Abuse, PA State Background, and FBI Background checks and clearances. * Complete and pass a physical and a drug screening arranged by this agency. BENEFITS: * 13 Paid Time Off Days * 9 Paid Holidays * Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Long Term Disability Insurance * Retirement Plan * Verizon Wireless Discount * And More! Beacon Light is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Joint Commission accredited, and a Trauma Informed Care agency providing the best support to our clients and staff. www.beacon-light.org Beacon Light Behavioral Health System North Warren PA

Direct Support Professional

Beacon Light Behavioral Health System