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Direct Support Professional

at Sweetser in Bangor, Maine, United States

Job Description

$5,000 Sign On Bonus


Direct Support Professionals assist adults with intellectual and physical disabilities with their daily needs including personal care, community inclusion, social and recreational activities, and skill building.

  • Benefits available to all staff working 30+ hours (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays)
  • Overnight Shift Differential
  • Use of a Sweetser vehicle while on shift
  • Paid Training – no experience required
  • Flexible scheduling – choose from:
    • Sunday – Wednesday schedule (benefited)
    • Wednesday – Saturday schedule (benefited)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Ensure all licensing rules and expectations within the Regulations Governing Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs document are followed
• Support consumer independence by teaching new skills and encouraging improvement on current skill sets as they work on Aspects of Daily Living (ADL) skills while remaining conscientious of individual abilities.
• Ensure Consumer Rights are upheld with dignity in all interactions.
• Administer medications prescribed medications with accuracy.
• Provide minor first aid to consumers as needs require.
• Organize and participate in age appropriate activities, hobbies, and socialization opportunities with consumers.
• Transport consumers to all scheduled appointments and required outings.
• Provide assistance with bathing, teeth and mouth care, shaving, dressing, toileting, eating, drinking and personal hygiene, consistent with level of care required by consumer.
• Physically assist consumers with walking, sitting, lifting, and transferring to chair or bed and entering and leaving vehicles.
• Food preparation and cooking of food to provide nutritious meals and snacks for consumers.

EDUCATION:
High School Diploma or GED required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
• Maintain a valid state driver’s license.
• First Aid, Safety Care, CRMA, DSP, and CPR certifications (or ability to earn).

*Must have or be willing to be compliant with vaccination policies.*

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Job Posting: 749865

Posted On: May 12, 2022

Updated On: Jun 11, 2022