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Direct Support Professional - FT and PT

at Goodwill Northern New England in Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Description

Direct Support Professionals are the lifeblood of Goodwill NNE’s homes. DSPs help adults with disabilities live as independently as possible. That could include helping make meals, driving residents to appointments, personal care, household cleaning, and helping residents pursue their hobbies or work. We are seeking people who are caring and compassionate, above all else.


Full-time and Part time positions available in Brunswick ! * * Per request of residents, female applicants only *

$2,500 sign-on bonus available for FT position

Job Summary

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

+ Serves as a model and provides hands-on support and direct teaching in 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.

Requirements

+ Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.

+ Reliable transportation and automobile insurance that meets minimum state requirements.

+ Demonstrated ability and willingness to complete required certifications on time.

+ Criminal background check to meet agency requirements.

+ High school diploma/GED.

+ 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.

+ COVID 19 Vaccination

Preferred Qualifications

+ Direct Support Professional Certification (I.e.: College of Direct Support or former live class).

+ Current CRMA, CRMA 40 preferred.

+ Experience supporting individuals with disabilities.

+ Mental Health Experience (when applicable).

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, and Vision insurance offered

+ 403(b) retirement plan with Employer Match

+ Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability

+ Employer Paid Life Insurance

+ 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!

Qualifications

Education

Required

+ High School Diploma/GED or better

Licenses & Certifications

Required

+ Drive. Lic. – Class C

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Job Posting: JC227569515

Posted On: Nov 02, 2022

Updated On: Dec 25, 2022

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