Job Title: Direct Support Professionals (DSP)
Department: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
Locations(s): Chatham & Glynn Counties
No. of Openings: Multiple
Status: Full and part-time (non-exempt/hourly)
Pay: $11.50 to $12.00 hourly
You love helping people, but a traditional customer service jobs just don't seem fulfilling.
What if you could change someone's life, build a relationship, and make someone smile every day? What if your job meant teaching someone to cook or play an instrument, sports and exercising, sharing jokes and bonding while setting goals and reaching milestones?
Then consider the role of a Direct Support Professional (DSP).
As a DSP, you have the unique and incredible opportunity to enrich the daily life of an adult with developmental disabilities in the comfort of their own home.
It's not an institution, it's not a hospital, and it's not a retirement home. It's real life.
If you've ever been interested in helping the community but never knew where to start, here is your opportunity.
It's not a customer service it's a human services
· Fully paid training and shadowing
· Advancement potential
· If you have bachelor’s degree in a human services fields (psychology, sociology, human services, social work, education), you will qualify for the the Developmental Disabilities Professional certification in one year
· Great for college students looking to explore their interest in social services fields
· Full or part time positions
· Full time offers leave, health and other benefits.
As a DSP you would assist disabled adults in their own homes with the following:
· Personal care and hygiene tasks
· Home care, shopping, and meal preparation
· Setting goals and learning new skills and hobbies
· Building healthy habits and relationships
· Planning outings and activities
· Learning new skills, hobbies, and participating in community activities
· Building relationships with friends and the community
· Supporting positive behavior and boundaries
· Maintaining well-being and safety by following plans and reporting guidelines
· Be 21 Years Old
· Possess a High School Diploma or G.E.D
· Pass a background check and comply with drug-free workplace policy
· Current driver’s license and pass MVR check
· Willingness to work a non-traditional schedule
· Excellent written and verbal English language skills
· Computer skills a must
· Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. of weight
· Ability to work independently
· Have patience, kindness, compassion for others and a willingness to learn