Direct Support Professional – Day Services (Full-Time)

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:   Provide services and supports at Valiant Living Day Services for adults with developmental disabilities during the weekday.  Responsibilities include offering a variety of opportunities for people to participate in and explore a variety of meaningful activities throughout their day.

Some areas of focus are:
*  Accessing the community
*  Recreational and leisure activities
*  Developing and maintaining healthy relationships
*  Sustaining and acquiring new skills
*  Self advocacy

REPORTS TO:  Day Services Coordinator

STARTING SALARY RANGE:   $12.25-$13.00 per hour, depending on education/experience
Benefits include paid holidays, annual leave, sick leave, major medical insurance, life insurance and a 401(K) retirement plan.  Elective dental, vision and disability insurance are available at group rates.

WORK SCHEDULE:  8:00AM – 4:00PM (Monday – Friday)  This position starts at Union with the majority of the shift spent at Day Services.  This position will help transport to and from Union.

QUALIFICATIONS:           

  1. HS diploma/GED required.
  2. Must be 18 years of age.
  3. Able to exercise sound judgment in an emergency situation.
  4. Able to effectively manage multiple tasks.
  5. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  6. Good oral and written communication skills.
  7. Able to lift at least 50 or 60 lbs. depending on area of work.
  8. Hold a valid driver’s license and must be insurable by the agency insurance carrier.
  9. Ability to successfully complete mandatory trainings, in-services and Medication Administration class.
  10. Pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.