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Direct Support Professional/Mental Health Support Staff

Westminster, MD 21158

Benchmark Human Services

Posted 1 week ago
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Job Description

Direct Support Professional/Mental Health Support Staff

Category: Supported Living
Wage: n/a
Sign-On Bonus: n/a


Join Benchmark Human Services and positively impact the lives of other people who are just like you! Benchmark is a national leader in providing programs to individuals with disabilities and mental illness. We are seeking a qualified and caring person to work as a Mental Health Technician/Direct Support Professional in New Windsor.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Prior experience working with individuals with verbal and physical aggression
  • Protect and honor the rights of people with disabilities
  • Provide training, assistance and support to individuals with intellectual disabilities and significant behavioral challenges and mental health conditions
  • Ability to implement plans and training throughout crisis situations and respond to behaviors utilizing positive behavior supports.
  • Assist individuals served in expanding their opportunities to participate in community life as they choose
  • Assist individuals in learning and maintaining skills, having new life experiences and respond to behaviors utilizing positive behavior supports.
  • Provide training to individuals served in all identified areas and function as part of the interdisciplinary team
  • Ensuring a safe and clean home for people served
  • Develop a positive rapport while serving as a role model to create a safe and caring environment
  • Teach skills to individuals served that increase independence such as eating, cooking and bathing
  • Document data displaying the individual served goals and progression
  • Assist in finding and participating in meaningful community activities
  • Work independent or with co-workers to enhance to growth of individual served
  • Participate in on-going professional training
  • Must be willing to flex schedule according to the needs of the individuals served


  • Competitive wages based on experience
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Time Pay
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Various shifts and locations
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Incentive Bonuses

General Qualifications:

  • Reliable transportation
  • Valid auto insurance and driver's license
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Understand the importance of behavioral training and the seriousness of using these skills when needed.

Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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