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Direct Support Professional Full Time

Company: Goodwill
Location: Portland
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Direct Support Professionals are the lifeblood of Goodwill NNE's homes. DSPs assist adults with disabilities live as independently as possible. That could include helping make meals, driving residents to appointments, personal care, household cleaning, and helping residents pursue their hobbies or work. We are seeking people who are caring and compassionate, above all else.No experience is needed; Goodwill NNE provides paid training, including medical training.Work Location: Portland, Maine, East EndNew starting rates of $16.50 (without CRMA certification) to $17.00 (with current CRMA certification) for DSP's.Job Summary Supports service recipients associated with Goodwill's Residential and Community Support programs. Serves as a model and provides hands-on support and direct teaching in interpersonal skills, financial management skills, personal care and hygiene, activities of daily living, and access to community services and leisure opportunities.Moderates verbal or emotional incidents through intervention techniques that preserve the dignity and safety of the service recipient(s).Completes all required documentation in accordance with program standards.RequirementsValid driver's license with satisfactory driving record.Reliable transportation and automobile insurance that meets minimum state requirements. Demonstrated ability and willingness to complete required certifications on time.Criminal background check to meet agency requirements. High school diploma/GED.The ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. Perform range of motion tasks that include but not limited to; reaching, bending, stretching and stooping.Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds and push 175 pounds.Preferred QualificationsDirect Support Professional Certification (I.e.: College of Direct Support or former live class).Current CRMA, CRMA 40 preferred.Experience supporting individuals with disabilities.Mental Health Experience (when applicable).Why Work for Goodwill - Our employees areimportant to us and we want the best, so we take care of them and their families.Medical, Vision and Dental offered403(b) retirement plan with employer matchEmployer Paid Life InsuranceEmployer Paid Short and Long Term DisabilityGenerous Paid Time Off Plan30% Employee discount at Goodwill stores in ME, NH & VTValuable job training with growth potentialDiscount on personal cell phone plansLocal communitydiscounts

Keywords: Goodwill, Portland , Direct Support Professional Full Time, Other , Portland, Maine

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