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Day Services Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver - THRIVE


  • Opportunity Enterprises
  • 06/27/22
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • 46383
  • 12 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
Opportunity Enterprises in Valparaiso, IN is looking to hire a full-time Day Services Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver to assist with our THRIVE program. Are you punctual, reliable, and self-disciplined? Do you want to join a well-respected human services organization and make a difference in your community? If so, please read on!

This entry-level position earns a competitive wage of $12/hour. We provide excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, paid time off (PTO), 8 paid holidays, a 401(k) with 5% company match, paid mileage, health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), an employee assistance program, and supplemental insurances. Additionally, we offer employee discounts on cell phones, employee recognition events, and casual Fridays. If this sounds like the right human services opportunity for you, apply today!

ABOUT OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES

Founded in 1967, we are a nonprofit organization that strives to help individuals with developmental disabilities reach their fullest potential and live full, enriching lives. Recognized as one of the premier agencies serving those with disabilities, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a supportive environment where individuals can learn, increase their skills, and reach their maximum potential. We understand that every one of our clients has their own unique strengths and challenges. As such, our staff works one-on-one with each client and their family members to develop a comprehensive plan for care, support, and growth.

Our staff members are the lifeblood of our organization. We couldn't provide the exceptional services we do without them. To show our appreciation, we strive to create a positive team-oriented environment where our employees feel valued and are proud of the work that they do!

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DAY SERVICES DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP) / CAREGIVER

As a Day Services Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver, you support people with developmental disabilities to live their best lives as independently as possible. You provide this support and guidance as part of our THRIVE program, which involves implementing a full day of curricular activities, including cooking, gardening, doing art, working on computers, and using iPads. You enthusiastically provide for the personal care needs of those enrolled in our services as well. At times, you transport our clients to agency-sponsored activities and supervise them while there.

As needed, you perform housekeeping duties to ensure a clean facility and sanitary equipment. Using effective teaching and mentoring techniques, you assist our clients in achieving goals. You are always careful to model appropriate social skills and behaviors. Conscientiously, you keep accurate and up-to-date documentation as well as promptly report any concerns about health or safety. In crisis situations, you are quick to intervene. You find it very rewarding to help individuals with developmental disabilities lead self-fulfilling lives!

QUALIFICATIONS FOR A DAY SERVICES DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP) / CAREGIVER

18+ years of age
Valid driver's license and a good driving record
Willingness to undergo a drug screening, TB screening, and background check upon hire
A heart for serving people with developmental disabilities
Do you work well as part of a team and thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you discreet with confidential information? Can you show compassion while maintaining professional boundaries? Are you calm, flexible, and patient? If yes, you might just be perfect for this entry-level human services position!

WORK SCHEDULE

This entry-level position is full-time during daytime hours.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR HUMAN SERVICES TEAM?

If you feel that you would be right for this entry-level job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Location: 46383

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/2437096-701067

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