Community and Home Support DSP ***$500 sign-on bonus!***
Portland, ME 04101
Job Summary:We at PSL Services/STRIVE are committed to being part of the community and assisting people with emotional and intellectual disabilities to live with dignity and respect as active members of our community. At PSL Services/STRIVE we work with the individuals who have selected us to support them in the life they have chosen.PSL Services/STRIVE is looking for a motivated, energetic and compassionate individual to fill a full-time position as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) Floater. This position would primarily be in our Home Supports Program but the DSP Floater may be asked to fill in at other programs We are seeking flexible candidates that are eager to learn. This is a 40-hour/week position with base hours Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.PSL Services/STRIVE's Home Support program is designed for people who usually have their own apartments in the community and do not require 24-hour on-site support. However, their skills are such that they do need assistance in certain areas to maintain their success in the community and further increase their independence. Areas of need are identified by the individual and his or her treatment team, and a plan is developed using a menu of services available through this level of support.Responsibilities and Duties:Supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities to increase independence in their personal residence or family's homes; Primarily in the areas of meal preparation, routine housework, grocery shopping, food storage and laundry.Completing all necessary documentationBuilding relationships with clients and providing emotional support and crisis intervention when necessaryQualifications and Skills:High School DiplomaDrivers License, clean driving record and reliable vehicleAbility to handle multiple tasks at onceCRMA Certification preferred but not requiredBenefitsAs a valued team member you will enjoy:Generous benefit package including health insurance, free dental and life insurance, flexible spending account, 401K, paid holidays, vacation and sick time and a variety of exciting employee discountsExcellent training curriculumEmployee Wellness ProgramOpportunity to advance to Team Leader, Program Coordinator or Case ManagerCDS, CRMA, CPR and First Aid classes where we pay for the training and you get paid to learnExtremely supportive environment where management is committed to your successPSL Services/STRIVE is an equal opportunity employer and provider and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, ancestry or national origin, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its program and activities.