Direct Support Professional

Help At Home Cheltenham , PA 19012

Posted 2 months ago

Looking for an exciting job opportunity where you can combine your passion to care for people with your creativity and energy to help people accomplish their goals and achieve their fullest potential?

Do You:

  • Enjoy working with people and thrive when you have one-on-one interaction with others.

  • Treat people as a unique and special person and not merely as a case, patient, project, or burden.

  • Prefer a variety of tasks in a day.

  • Don't want a desk job.

  • Use positive words to acknowledge and appreciate people.

  • Enjoy work that has the potential to make a difference in someone's life.

  • Want a career with growing opportunities.

If this sounds like you, a career as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) might be for you!

Current openings and hours available with:

  • starting rate of at least $16/hour

  • $1000 sign on bonus

  • Full time, Part time & flexible schedules

  • Health insurance for full time employees

  • Employee referral bonus

DSPs provide direct support services, companion services and/or respite care to young adults and adults with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Services are provided to the clients at home and/or in the community setting, in accordance with the Individual Support Plan (ISP).

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are directly supervised by a Program Specialist, as well as the Program Director.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists individuals in learning and developing new skills.

  • Provides and maintains safe environment for the consumers.

  • Assists the consumer with attaining goals in order to have positive outcomes as described in the individual's ISP.

  • Utilize positive reinforcement and behavior modification techniques.

  • Performs or assists the consumer with home maintenance activities as prescribed in the ISP.

  • Completes accurate documentation of the services.

  • Performs other job-related duties as may be assigned.

TRAINING:

  • All employees will be required to complete the mandatory in-service trainings for state compliance purposes. All trainings can be completed virtually with monetary compensation.

COMPETENCIES

  • High school diploma or equivalent; or completion of a state approved training program; or demonstrate skills and have a passing score on a written competency test.

  • Able to pass criminal background check.

  • Minimum age requirement of 18 years.

  • Performs tasks in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

  • Maintains a professional attitude and demeanor and communicates effectively.

  • Ability to work in a variety of environments, ambulate throughout a patient's home, navigating stairs and other physical barriers typical to private residences. (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.)

  • Hiring bonus eligibility is based on being active and working for 300 hours. Caregiver must be active at the time of bonus payout to receive the sign-on bonus. Bonuses will be paid within 30 days of reaching eligibility. New caregivers as well as previous caregivers who have not worked for Help at Home since prior to 1/1/2021 will be eligible for the bonus. Caregivers who are transferring from an organization within the Help at Home, LLC portfolio of companies are not eligible to receive the bonus.

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