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Direct Support Professional Float-FT

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC164444359
Company Name
Goodwill - NNE
Physical Address

Augusta, ME 04332
Job Description
  • Health Care
  • DIREC08936

Full-Time

Augusta, ME #1210

Augusta, ME, USA

  1. Description

New Updated Starting Rate – $15.00-$17.00!

Would you like to make a positive difference? Would you like great benefits working for a community leading organization? Then join our team!

We’re looking for caring people to help the people who live in our residential homes. Direct Support Professionals care for people with disabilities. This could include helping cook meals, household upkeep, helping participants with personal hygiene and interpersonal skills, as well as transporting them to community events.

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED – we provide PAID training!

Direct Support Professionals do not require special training before they’re hired, Goodwill will provide certification training upon hire. There are several levels of this position, which means there is room for growth within Goodwill.

Why Work for Goodwill – Our employees are important to us and we want the best, so we take care of them and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, Life and Vision insurance offered
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Paid Short & Long Term Disability
  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • 30% Employee discount at Goodwill stores in ME, NH & VT
  • Exceptional career growth opportunities
  • Discount on personal cell phone plans
  • Local community discounts
  • Caring coworkers/team that support you!

Goodwill NNE is excited to offer a Full-time Direct Support Professional Float position. Working in our Healthcare Division you will work various shifts and locations within Southern Maine (Gorham, Windham, South Portland, Portland, and Freeport Maine). If you are flexible and like variety, this is for you!

Job Summary:

1) Supports service recipients associated with Goodwill’s Residential and Community Support programs. Duties include:

  • In accordance with the service plan, serves as a model and provides hands-on support and direct teaching in areas including, but not limited to, interpersonal skills, financial management skills, personal care and hygiene, activities of daily living, and access to community services and leisure opportunities
  • Moderates verbal or emotional incidents through intervention techniques that preserve the dignity and safety of the service recipient(s)
  • Completes all required documentation in accordance with program standards
  • Maintains all required certifications
  • Various shifts may be assigned and work locations within the specified region may vary daily.

2) Represents the Agency in all interactions with other members of the Goodwill community and with the general public, supporting the agency Vision of creating sustainable communities that thrive through the fullest participation of their diverse residents.

3) Furthers the organizational commitment to triple bottom line results: integrating social, economic and environmental goals into thinking, planning and actions.

Essential Functions

Communication:Functions that pertain to various forms of interacting and collaborating with others.

  • In accordance with the service plan, serves as a model and provides hands-on support and direct teaching in areas including, but not limited to, interpersonal skills, financial management skills, personal care and hygiene, activities of daily living, and access to community services and leisure opportunities
  • Communicates effectively and courteously when dealing with service recipients, parents, guardians and other interested parties

Knowledge:_ Functions that pertain to learning and maintaining levels of information necessary for success._

  • * *Moderates verbal or emotional incidents through intervention techniques that preserve the dignity and safety of the service recipient(s).
  • Maintains Certifications in CRMA, NAPPI, CPR & First Aid.
  • ****Administration:**_Functions that pertain to daily activities of running a business_
  • Documents observations concerning group and individual interactions, progress and participation of the service recipient in the approved plan
  • Completes all required documentation in accordance with program standards
  • ****Supervision:**_Functions that_ pertain to oversight of individuals, departments, or business units.
  • Accompanies and transports the individual to appointments, community outings and services

Requirements

  • Evidence of High School diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license permitting operation of a vehicle in the State where employed; safe driving record
  • Reliable transportation and automobile insurance that meets minimum state requirements
  • Criminal background check that meets Agency and State standards.
  • Ability and willingness to work varied shifts
  • Ability to travel to and work in all locations within the assigned region
  • Experience supporting individuals with disabilities
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • DSP Certification
  • CRMA Certification
  • Fundamentals of Brain Injury Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mental Health Experience (when applicable)
  • NAPPI Certified
  1. Travel Required

Yes. Travel is required throughout assigned region

  1. Qualifications
  1. Skills

Required

Communication – written

Advanced

Communication – verbal

Advanced

  1. Behavior

Preferred

Loyal:Shows firm and constant support to a cause

Detail Oriented:Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Team Player:Works well as a member of a group

Dedicated:Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

  1. Motivation

Preferred

Flexibility:Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Growth Opportunities:Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Ability to Make an Impact:Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

  1. Education

Required

High School Diploma/GED or better

  1. Experience

**Required**Experience working with individuals with disabilities

  1. Licenses & Certifications

Required

CRMA

Drive. Lic. – Class C

DSP Cert.

First Aid/CPR

Vehicle Insurance

Posted: August 5, 2020


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