Direct Support Professional – Overnight Awake (Full Time)

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  Responsible for assisting with daily living activities during the overnight hours within a home for adults with developmental disabilities.  Responsibilities include implementing programs as determined by the person’s planning team, attending to health and medical needs, following general and specific behavior management practices, completing preventive maintenance, cleaning duties, laundry and maintaining accurate records of services provided.

REPORTS TO:  Director Support Supervisor

SALARY:  Starting salary is $20.70-$21.70 average hourly wage.  Paid training during weekdays will be paid at a rate of $18 – $19.00/hour commensurate with experience and education.

Plus the following benefits for those who qualify:  Paid Vacation, Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401(k) Retirement Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. Work experience in the field of developmental disabilities preferred but not required.
  2. Education in human services, education or closely related field preferred.  HS diploma/GED required.  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 function as part of a team.
  8. Able to lift at least 50 or 60 lbs. depending on area of work.
  9. Successful completion of online coursework. 
  10. Able to achieve certification in CPR and First Aid, Medication Administration, and Safety-Care.
  11. Valid Driver’s license and safe driving record.