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DSP - Direct Support Professional

Company: Help at Home
Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Job Description:

Help At Home is hiring Direct Support Professionals!

Join the leading national provider of high quality support, committed to delivering a gold standard of care to our clients.

We are looking for compassionate and dependable caregivers to support our mission to keep seniors and people with disabilities living independently within their homes and communities.

As a Direct Support Staff member you will assist our clients with their activities of daily living, allowing them to continue participating actively in their communities.

Benefits

Help At Home believes that our caregivers are the foundation of our work. We offer in-depth initial and quarterly training to provide our staff with the tools to be successful. Eligible staff also have the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of benefit programs. Help At Home understands the need for flexible scheduling and paid time off, and strives to be an employer of choice in your community.

Responsibilities

* Provide support that enables clients to continue living actively in their communities
* Personal care, including bathing, dressing, and grooming
* Meal preparation and nutritional awareness
* Assistance with tasks outside the home including attending medical visits and assisting with transferring and transportation
* Report proactively on client updates and statuses, ensuring a positive environment with healthy communication
* In partnership with family members, develop trust and offer emotional support
* Alert clinical staff when concerns with client wellness arise

Qualifications

* High school degree or GED and a valid driver's license, with access to reliable, insured transportation
* Commitment to serving clients with developmental disabilities; ideal candidates will have at least 1 year of providing this type of care and support
* Recognition of the needs and concerns of others, and the ability to build strong client-centered relationships
* Demonstrated ability to perform supportive services safely
* Flexibility and adaptability, with the willingness to work weekends or evenings in order to support clients
* Dedication to professional development, including completion of a direct care staff program that meets state requirements
* Commitment to providing support to clients without regard to location, socio-economic environment, medical diagnosis, ethnic origin or religion

In order to be employed as a Direct Support Professional, candidates must comply with state background screening requirements.

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