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Deaf Services Direct Support Professional PT

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

Portland, ME 04104
Job Description
  • Health Care
  • DEAFS09236


Portland, ME, USA

  1. Description

New Updated Starting Rate – $14.00-$15.00!

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 part-time employees are important to us and we want the best, so we take care of them and their families.

  • Dental 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!****

ASL Experience Required

**Job Summary

  • Supports service recipients associated with Goodwill’s Residential and Community Support programs.
  • 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.
  • Furthers the organizational commitment to triple bottom line results: integrating social, economic and environmental goals into thinking, planning and actions.

Essential Functions


  • 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.


  • Moderates verbal or emotional incidents through intervention techniques that preserve the dignity and safety of the service recipients.
  • Maintains up to date understanding of service recipients personal care plan.


  • 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.


  • Accompanies and transports the individual to appointments, community outings and services.


  • American Sign Language (ASL) experience.
  • Criminal background check that meets Agency and State standards.
  • Safe driving record, reliable transportation and automobile insurance that meets minimum state requirements.
  • The ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. Perform range of motion tasks that include but not limited to; reaching, bending, stretching and stooping.
  • Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds and push 175 pounds.
  1. Travel Required

Yes. Transporting residents to appointments.

  1. Qualifications
  1. Skills


American Sign Language


Communication – written


Communication – verbal


Crisis Intervention






  1. Behavior


Team Player:Works well as a member of a group

Enthusiastic:Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

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

  1. Motivation


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

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


High School Diploma/GED or better

  1. Experience

**Required**Demonstrated ability and willingness to complete required certifications on time.

ASL Experience

**Preferred**Experience supporting individuals with disabilities.

  1. Licenses & Certifications


Drive. Lic. – Class C


DSP Cert.



Posted: October 27, 2020

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