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Deaf Services Direct Support Professional PT

Company: Goodwill
Location: Portland
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Seeking caring & compassionate teammates to keep our Deaf Services residents safe! Direct Support Professionals are the lifeblood of Goodwill NNE's homes. DSPs help 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, compassionate, and fluency in American Sign Language (ASL). No healthcare experience is needed. Goodwill provides training. Starting rate $16/hour.Join the Goodwill teampaid training and professional growth potential!In addition to employment that is fulfilling, meaningful and supportive, Goodwill Casual employees (under 17 hours per week) also receive:30% Employee discount at Goodwill stores in ME, NH & VTValuable job training with growth potentialAccess to internal job boardDiscount on personal cell phone plansLocal community discounts403(b) retirement planHourly Wage:$16.50 (without CRMA certification) to $17.00 (with current CRMA certification) for DSP's. Job Summary 1) 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.2) Represents the Agency in all interactions with other members of the Goodwill community and with the general public, supporting the agency Vision of creating sustainable communities that thrive through the fullest participation of their diverse residents. 3) Furthers the organizational commitment to triple bottom line results: integrating social, economic and environmental goals into thinking, planning and actions. Essential FunctionsCommunication: In accordance with the service plan, serves as a model and provides hands-on support and direct teaching in areas including, but not limited to, interpersonal skills, financial management skills, personal care and hygiene, activities of daily living, and access to community services and leisure opportunities Communicates effectively and courteously when dealing with service recipients, parents, guardians and other interested parties Knowledge: Moderates verbal or emotional incidents through intervention techniques that preserve the dignity and safety of the service recipientsAdministration: Documents observations concerning group and individual interactions, progress and participation of the service recipient in the approved plan Completes all required documentation in accordance with program standards Supervision:Accompanies and transports the individual to appointments, community outings and services RequirementsASL fluencyValid State of Maine driver's license with a driving record that meets Agency standardsReliable transportation and automobile insurance that meets minimum state requirementsCriminal background check to meet Agency requirementsHigh School Diploma/GEDThe 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.COVID 19 Vaccination

Keywords: Goodwill, Portland , Deaf Services Direct Support Professional PT, Other , Portland, Maine

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