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ASL Direct Support Professional

Company: Group Main Stream Inc
Location: Portland
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job Type Full-time, Part-timeDescription This position requires ASL (American Sign Language) Full and Part-Time Available Starting at $17.00 per hour Would you like to inspire people to their greatest potential and be part of an amazing team?Join the team of caring, and talented Direct Support Professionals at Group Main Stream (GMS) where you can make a difference in people's lives. This position offers you an opportunity to pursue your career while receiving excellent support, training, and have flexibility and variety in your work.GMS provides a variety of services aimed at supporting the independence of people with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. GMS is focused on providing quality services that promote empowerment, community inclusion, health and safety.The responsibility of the Direct Support Professional (DSP) is to provide a safe environment, to include support and supervision to all persons living in a GMS home. The DSP is responsible to work with individuals, encouraging growth and independence while giving dignity and respect to each person served. The DSP's work is driven by the GMS mission to improve the quality of life by supporting independence. The DSP is directly responsible to the Residential Manager. Benefits ---Health Insurance with several plans to choose from---Dental Insurance---Free $10,000 Life Insurance Policy---Pet Insurance---Accident Insurance---Short & Long Term Disability Insurance---401k Options---Vision Insurance---Major Illness Insurance---ID Theft Insurance---Employee Assistance ProgramRequirements * American Sign Language Required* Physical Requirements:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; walk; use hands to finger; handle; reach with arms and hands; stoop; kneel; crouch; crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Must be able to lift and/or move at least 75 pounds in order to assist in life skills, such as bathing, physical rescue, and wheel chair assistance. Specific vision abilities may include close vision; color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Exposure to outside weather conditions while working with consumers. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to occasionally loud.Qualifications---High School Degree or GED equivalent; preferred two year college experience.---Valid Maine State driver's license.---Prior experience as a DSP and CRMA preferred, however, not necessary.---Possess basic computer skills.---Possess good verbal and written communication skills.---Ability to work effectively with consumers and all members of the team.---Ability to obtain and maintain all required certifications.---Ability to pass required background checks, to include: Adult/Child Protective Services; criminal history; OIG Exclusion list; National Sex Offender Registry; Bureau of Motor Vehicles record; and Maine CNA Registry.Salary Description $17.00+

Keywords: Group Main Stream Inc, Portland , ASL Direct Support Professional, Other , Portland, Maine

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