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Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Day Program

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

Job Description:

Description:Are you ready to embark on an exciting career journey where you can make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities? Look no further! We are thrilled to announce an opportunity for passionate and dedicated Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to join our vibrant Day Program team. Our Day Program offers a wide range of engaging activities and enriching experiences that promote personal growth, skill development, and community integration.NEW DSP HOURLY RATE = $17.85 an hour!Work week is Monday-Friday, 30 hours per week, that vary between 8 AM - 5 PM.As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) in our Day Program, you will support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their individual pursuit of a fulfilling life. DSPs provide person-centered support and training in job readiness skills, job exploration, social skills, health and wellness, self-care, self-advocacy, math, reading, safety, and community access skills. As an example, DSPs assist our individuals with:

  • Maximizing independence by teaching various life, vocational, social, and recreational skills.
  • Engaging individuals in meaningful activities throughout the day.
  • Providing personal assistance as necessary, including assistance with personal hygiene, lifting, and transferring.
  • Assisting with developing knowledge and access of community resources.
  • Transportation to various locations within the community.
  • Support with the job exploration/job development process.DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP) BENEFITS:
    • Paid Sick Leave.
    • 403(b) participation immediately upon hire.
    • Credit Union Membership.
    • Employee Assistance and Wellness programs.
    • Working with fabulous individuals!
    • Participation Direct Support Professional Certification Program which offers annual cash bonuses.Requirements:
      • 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.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS (DSPs):
        • Ability to lift/manipulate at least 50 pounds frequently with ability to lift, 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 Royer lift. Ability to physically secure individual in a wheelchair to the van with tie-downs.PIae60100fc9ac-26289-33782048

Keywords: The Arc of Carroll County, Washington DC , Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Day Program, Other , Gaithersburg, DC

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