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Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Awake Overnight

at Woodfords Family Services in Saco, Maine, United States

Job Description

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP) Full-time Overnight Schedule

$250 Hiring Bonus (new employees eligible, bonus paid within first full pay period)

  • $500 Stay Bonus offered to eligible full-time employees in good standing after 6 months of successful full-time employment within DSP position

DSP Awake Overnight positions available in: Gorham, Scarborough, Saco, and Kennebunk


Woodfords Family Services located in Westbrook, Maine is in search of hiring full-time Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to be caregivers, working one-on-one with our adult consumers with special needs, in our Residential and Independent Living programs. Are you a dynamic individual who wants to positively impact the lives of adults with disabilities? Do you have a positive attitude? Can you support adult consumers who have intellectual and developmental disabilities? If yes, keep reading.


We have multiple full-time, overnight DSP positions open in several locations.

  • Gorham
  • Scarborough
  • Saco
  • Kennebunk

This full-time caregiver Direct Support Professional (DSP) position is offered pay of $15.00 to $17.00 hourly with a comprehensive benefits package which includes health insurance, gym membership reimbursement, dental & vision insurance, paid vacation, paid sick time, 11 paid holidays, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-paid group term life insurance, employee assistance plan (EAP benefits), 403(b) retirement savings plan with agency match, voluntary supplemental benefits, and an exclusive Verizon discount!

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been searching for, apply today!


  • As an agency, Woodfords has implemented robust safety protocols in accordance with current CDC guidelines. We value the health and safety of our employees and consumers.

  • This position is considered a Health Care Provider position by the State of Maine. Health Care Providers are required by the State of Maine to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 1, 2021. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, or evidence of vaccination in-process required for hire.

ABOUT WOODFORDS FAMILY SERVICES

At Woodfords, we provide an array of clinical, behavioral health and educational programs to more than 1,500 children, youth and adults living with autism, developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or mental health diagnoses across the state. We are committed to supporting individuals with special needs and their families so that they may maximize their potential, be productive and appreciated contributors to their neighborhoods and communities, have positive and enriching relationships, lead lives that are safe and secure, and lead lives allowing for choice.

As a provider of community-based services to individuals with special needs and their families, we stay true to our values. Our team members are the reason for our success. Our caregivers choose to have lifelong partnerships and advocacy with those we serve, respect for the diversity of those we serve, and well trained, professional and competent staff. Our commitment to compassion and understanding allows us to provide the best support to those we serve.


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)

As a full-time Direct Support Professional, you are a caregiver to adults with developmental disabilities. DSPs who work overnight schedules perform light household upkeep, including cleaning and disinfecting tasks during the evening, and support consumers as needed. In the morning, you will support adult consumers with morning routines, including personal care and hygiene, breakfast prep, medication passing, and transportation to work or activities. You will support adults to make daily progress toward their goals. As a DSP caregiver in our Residential programs, you work independently with an adult consumer as well as cooperatively within a treatment team. To stay at the top of your game, you participate in paid training and opportunities to advance in your career. We support our DSPs to learn new things that improve your skills and gain strategies needed to be successful.


QUALIFICATIONS OF A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Valid driver's license
  • Use of reliable vehicle with current insurance
  • Good physical strength; able to bend, lift and stand

Direct Support Professional certification is a plus but not required, we will train the right person! Are you energetic and a people-person? Are you supportive with a passion for helping others? Do you have excellent verbal and written communication skills? Are you a problem-solver? Are you patient, understanding and creative? If you answered yes, you may be perfect for this DSP position!


WORK SCHEDULE

Multiple open positions with flexible full-time, awake, overnight schedules.

  • 4 nights either Sunday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Sunday
  • Shifts are 11PM to 9AM or 10PM to 8AM

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?

If you feel that you would be perfect for this full-time, awake overnight Direct Support Professional (DSP) position, apply now so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!


"We have a mission that is good and needed. We have an organization that provides the training and leadership so that we can successfully meet challenges that arise when carrying out our mission. I love seeing the results of one's efforts take root in and have an impact on people's lives. At Woodfords we are improving the world one person at a time." - Bob, Residential DSP



For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/2005673-104039
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Job Posting: 617662

Posted On: Oct 05, 2021

Updated On: Oct 29, 2021