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Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Personal Supports (Evenings & Weekends)

Company: The Arc of Carroll County
Location: White Hall
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Are you a compassionate individual seeking a rewarding career where you can make a positive impact in the lives of others? Look no further! We are currently hiring enthusiastic and dedicated Direct Support Professionals to join our dynamic team in our Support Services department. We provide comprehensive support services to individuals with disabilities, assisting them in their daily activities, personal growth, and community integration.NEW HOURLY RATE: $17.85/hour Direct Support Professional (DSP) certification program available with potential for bonuses of up to $1000 within your first year. Various part-time and full-time schedules are associated with this opening, with shifts available as follows:

  • 3pm-7pm
  • 3pm-5:30pm
  • 4pm-10pm
  • 5:30pm-10pm
  • Tues - 10pm-8am
  • Friday Shifts: 3pm - 5:30pm, 3pm - 6pm, 5:30pm -10pmAs a Direct Support Professional (DSP) in our Personal Supports Department, you will provide one-on-one support to an individual with an intellectual and/or developmental disability. You will assist with social, recreational, and educational activities in the Carroll County community, including transportation, or provide in-home assistance. You will also assist with personal care and mobility on an as-needed basis. In addition, you will:
    • Support each individual in achieving goals outlined in their Person-Centered Plan
    • Assist each person in accessing their community by providing transportation, coordination, and support for activities of their choice.
    • Encourage decision-making skills and independence for each individual you support.
    • Ensure that all recipients receive quality services.
    • Prepare and provide proper accounting of time, funds and mileage as required by The Arc and the State of Maryland
    • Provide documentation of time spent with individuals and their progress toward outcomes in the iCare system.
    • Know and comply with all required policies and procedures, regulations and guidelines of The Arc and the State of MarylandDIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP) BENEFITS:
      • Paid sick leave.
      • 403(b) participation immediately upon hire.
      • Credit Union Membership.
      • Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs.
      • Working with fabulous people!Requirements:DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP) QUALIFICATIONS:
        • High school diploma or GED
        • Valid driver's license with no more than 2 current points on record
        • Intermediate computer and keyboarding skills; ability to learn new systems quickly.
        • Clean drug screen and criminal record (The Arc provides programs, services, and direct care to vulnerable adults).
        • Completion of CPR, First Aid, Certified Medication Technician, and other trainings mandated by the Developmental Disabilities Administration and The Arc
        • Desire to provide individualized support to people with disabilities in an effort to help them achieve their goals and aspirations. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs):
          • Ability to lift/manipulate at least 50 pounds frequently with ability to lit carry and/or exert force in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally.
          • Ability to withstand prolonged periods of standing and frequent bending, stooping, reaching, pulling, and pushing required: Including lifting a wheelchair and repositioning an individual.
          • Ability to transfer individual from a chair to vehicle, bed to chair. Ability to position individual on a sling or Hoyer lift. Ability to physically secure individual in a wheelchair to the van with tie-downs. PIbaa09cdcbb18-26289-33780840

Keywords: The Arc of Carroll County, Baltimore , Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Personal Supports (Evenings & Weekends), Other , White Hall, Maryland

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