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Direct Support Professional

Posted: 03/04/2021

Direct Support Professional 

Do you have a special skill and passion for supporting people? Do you believe that we are better together by including everyone?

The Direct Support Professional role isn't for everybody but it is for those who enjoy a challenge and the reward that comes with it. Being in this role requires both attention to detail and creativity because you are serving as both a life coach and personal support agent.

Joining our team at KenCrest can be fulfilling if you enjoy advocating and helping people who have difficulty communicating for themselves. This role can be rewarding if you like creating activities and experiences for individuals to get to know others in the community.

This opportunity is for caring and energetic people who are determined to find ways to help people with intellectual or physical disabilities live more fulfilling lives.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Serve as both a caregiver and life coach creating opportunities and promoting individuality and independence
  • May participate with assistance in meal planning, personal care, daily living activities, coaching and teaching/developing skills.
  • Advocate for the individual by assisting in communication and self-expression and be creative in supporting the individual in meeting his/her own goals.

Qualifications

  • One (1) year of experience in supporting individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities, preferred
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record, required
  • Clear criminal record, background checks and drug test in accordance with state requirements, required
  • Ability to convey, understand and follow spoken and written instructions in English, required
  • Strong Communication skills, required
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, required
KenCrest offers a wide variety of benefits for full-time employees including Medical, Dental, Life/AD&D, Disability, 403b Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off and more.  Please see the KenCrest website for additional details.

Hourly Rate:  $12.50
FT/PT, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Shift Schedules

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