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Direct Support Professional

Company: Venture Community Services Inc
Location: Rutland
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Venture Community Services provides support to individuals facing diverse challenges through a compassionate and dedicated workforce using innovative practices that encourage independence, empowerment, and opportunity.The opportunity to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities has untold rewards. At Venture, we are committed to empowering our employees through ongoing education and innovative training opportunities that cultivate talents. Venture Community Services offers an excellent benefits package, values work-life balance and promotes a culture of inclusion and equity where employees' opinions matter.Direct Support Professional - Sign on Bonus! Paid Training! Schedule : Sunday 11am-11pm, Mon 2pm-11pm, Saturday 9am-5pmPart-time: 29 hoursPay rate: $14.89 - $15.00 per hour - Paid training provided by Venture!Sign On Bonus: $1000 for Full Time and $500 for Part Time employeesThe Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for advocating and supporting adults 22 and over with intellectual and developmental disabilities by empowering them to be as active in their lives as they can. Their support needs include, but are not limited to, household maintenance, meal prep, shopping, bathing, toileting, dressing, teeth brushing, etc...so that they may always look and feel their best. The DSP may be asked to assist them to their medical appointments, banking, assist them to become active members of their community, attend outings, administer medications, follow Behavior Support Plans, Individual Support Plans and goals, and to follow medical guidelines that are in place.DSP workers are provided paid New Employee Orientation, paid CPR/First Aid, Safety Care, Defensive Driving, and Medication Administration Program (MAP), as well as program and person specific training at the individuals' home. The DSP must be able to safely evacuate individuals from the home in the event of an emergency.DSP workers must maintain certifications, handle job related duties in compliance with Agency policies and follow all DDS regulations/policies.Qualifications:Commitment to assisting people with varying disabilities to participate fully in their community and in their own lives.Varied interests and personal connections in the local community.Proven record of conscientious, responsible behavior (work, volunteer or school history).Ability to work as a creative, engaged, dedicated member of the team.Benefits:---Sign on Bonus---Company paid life insurance for full time employees---Health insurance---Dental and Vision insurance---Earned Paid time off and 40 hours of sick time---Employee Referral Bonus program---Tuition Remission---Supportive and encouraging working environmentRequirements18+ with reliable transportation and valid driver's licenseHigh School Diploma or GEDEmployees must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above, and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job. Employee must be able to speak, read, and write in fluent English.Willingness to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the program and individuals supported. This may include holidays, overnights, or double-shifts.

Keywords: Venture Community Services Inc, Worcester , Direct Support Professional, Other , Rutland, Massachusetts

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