Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Employer
The Arc of Southington
Location
Hamden
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Feb 03, 2018
Closes
Feb 10, 2018
Industry
Banking
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Job Type:

  • Direct support residential staff
  • Full and part time, hourly pay
  • Locations include: Southington, Cheshire, Wallingford, Meriden, Hamden, and New Britain

Job Summary

  • Provide assistance and/or support for the individuals to follow all their personal routines for daily living.
  • Supports and assists individuals with personal budgeting and banking. Account for all finances, log, verify, account for and obtain receipts for all house and individual's finances.
  • Assists individuals with planning for recreation and leisure activities. Must be actively engaged with the individuals at all times.
  • Provides support and/or preforms household duties including housekeeping, meal prep, and laundry.
  • Provides a positive environment to the individuals, encouraging independence, choices, and individuality to the best of their ability.

Job Requirements:

  • Staff must be able to remain calm in all situations including behavioral outbursts.
  • Staff must drive individuals in agency vehicles or own personal car vehicle when needed.
  • Complete all required documentation in accordance with The Arc of Southington policies and procedures and in compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Staff must complete and keep current on all necessary training and certifications.

Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of experience working in a residential environment
  • Prefer staff with experience working with behaviorally challenging individuals
  • Good written, computer and verbal communication skills
  • Availability to be flexible
  • Valid CT driver license and insurability
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • DDS Med Certified preferred
Company Description The Arc of Southington is a leader in the community ensuring that people with disabilities receive inclusive education, appropriate quality supports, that they be included in all aspects of community life and are empowered to live the lives that they choose. The Arc of Southington currently has 10 residential homes, an IHS program, recreational program, and a self advocacy group.