Direct Support Professionals - Ft/pt/sub - $10/hour

Posting ID : A1068447757
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Nonprofit

Community Options continues to grow! Come join our team and work in our new residential group home!

Are YOU looking for a rewarding career in field of helping others? Are YOU looking to work on your terms, Full Time? Part Time? Per Diem? Then Community Options is the place for YOU!!

We are looking to hire caring and compassionate individuals our Apollo and Vandergrift, PA group home locations. Direct Support Professionals assist individuals with developmental disabilities in residential homes.

We are recruiting Direct Support Professionals for all positions (Full Time, Part Time and Substitute).

Direct Support Professionals are responsible for performing tasks that are essential to helping adults with developmental disabilities and significant behavioral challenges be as independent as possible, lead safe and satisfying lives and be active members of their community.

Pay rate: $10.00/hour


Assists individuals, as necessary with daily living skills and the development of independent community skills.
Utilizes Person Centered Plans to assess consumer's needs and interest in the community, and to develop goals and objectives.
Assists in the development of a weekly schedule for each consumer to maximize their time spent in the community.
Completes training with individuals towards achieving ISP goals.
Administers medication(s) and completes appropriate documentation.
Accompanies individual to and from appointments and activities.
Builds a support network between the individuals and community members.
Accurately completes all in-house documentation; maintains current case notes, and monthly reports of individual's progress.
Provides reports on consumer's progress and how it relates to their overall goals.

Job Requirements

High School Diploma / GED.
A valid Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record and reliable transportation.
A satisfactory criminal background.

The ideal candidate will have 2 years of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or comparable experience and must be organized and able to work independently.

Starting Pay: $10 / hr with room for advancement

Direct Support Staff are offered:

Paid training for all required Pennsylvania and Community Options related training. This includes CPR, First Aid, Overview of Developmental Disabilities, Preventing Abuse and Neglect, and Medication Administration.

Submit resumes to email listed above.
Phone: 7 2 4 - 2 2 1 - 6 11 9
Fax: 7 2 4 - 6 9 1 - 0 1 0 3

Community Options, Inc. is a nationally based progressive non-profit organization incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Community Options believes in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination. Working at Community Options provides tremendous opportunities for career growth and advancement. We offer a competitive and attractive benefits package. For more information, please visit our website at . Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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