Direct Support Professional/ Caregiver

The Mentor Network Columbia , SC 29209

Posted 4 weeks ago

South Carolina MENTOR, a partner of The MENTOR Network, provides services for children, adolescents and teens with social, emotional and behavioral challenges as well as other complex needs. Through our wide range of quality programs, including Therapeutic Foster Care and Behavioral Health Services, we provide individualized therapeutic programming not only to the youth we serve, but their families as well.

Direct Support Professional/Caregiver

Would you like to make a difference every day in someone's life? Based in community settings, and working closely with our clinical staff to support therapeutic and behavioral plans, DSPs provide assistance and strategies to the individuals we serve to live as independently as possible.

  • Transportation and support out in the community: outings/field trips, medical appointments, and shopping

  • Assist with daily living skills including meal preparation and assist with medication administration

  • Provide guidance on a range of developmental goals from community participation, household budgeting, exercise, nutrition, and supporting vocational responsibilities

  • Support persons served with living skills such as personal hygiene, grooming, and/or bathing

  • Assist individuals we serve to redirect agitated or aggressive behaviors

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Must be minimum of 18 years of age

  • Six months of experience in human services preferred

  • Valid driver's license in good standing

  • Access to a registered vehicle with proof of insurance

  • Successful clearance of background checks

  • A reliable, responsible attitude

  • A compassionate approach and a commitment to quality in everything you do

Why Join Us?

  • Full, Part-time, and As Needed schedules available

  • Full compensation/benefits package for employees working 30+ hours/week

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Paid time off and holiday pay

  • Rewarding work, impacting the lives of those you serve, working alongside a great team of coworkers

  • Enjoy job security with nationwide career development and advancement opportunities

We have meaningful work for you - come join our team - Apply Today!

The MENTOR Network is a national network of local health and human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services. At The MENTOR Network, our core values-Integrity, Respect, Inclusion & Growth-and the behaviors that define them, guide how we interact with each other and how we approach our work. As an organization of people serving people in 37 states, you'll have opportunities from coast to coast.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets

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