Direct Support Caregiver

at Independence Association in Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Are you a caregiver?  Interested in working full time, at just 3 days/week, getting 16 days off per month, and receiving premium pay at time and half for working one weekend day (or night)?  Independence Association is now offering full time benefits to those who work three, 12 hour shifts in a row. Currently, we are in need of staff for Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, either DAY - 6a - 6p OR Nights 6p - 6a.  (some Monday - Friday shifts available)

As a Direct Support Caregiver, you will be making a meaningful difference in the lives of residents with intellectual disabilities &/or autism, as you support them to be their most independent self in the home, on the job, and in their community. 

You will assist persons in increasing their independence by teaching daily living skills, maintaining health and hygiene, and supporting positive behaviors. You will build lasting relationships through community outings, functional activities, and daily companionship!

Some duties:

  • Providing companionship, conversation, and engagement in activities, both in the home and in the community
  • Assisting with care needs (bathing, dressing, grooming, cooking, cleaning, eating)
  • Transportation to appointments and activities
  • Administering medications (once CRMA cert obtained)
  • Observing, documenting, and reporting data on daily activities 


Some Benefits include:

  •  Weekly pay
  • Premium pay on the weekend
  • Three-day and Four-day workweeks (lots of work/life balance)
  • Paid time off
  • Health reimbursement, vision, dental, and life insurance options
  • 401k
  • Career advancement opportunities (we like to promote from within!
  • Paid Trainings for DSP certificate, CPR/First Aid, Safety Care and CRMA  
  • $500 stipend awarded to all first time Direct Support Professionals who receive their certificate within 3 months


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Job Posting: 794292

Posted On: Aug 02, 2022

Updated On: Sep 02, 2022