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Direct Support Professional (Safford)

Company: Easterseals
Location: Safford
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Would you like to make a lasting impact in your local community? Put your talents to use by becoming a Direct Support Professional! We are offering a one-time sign on bonus for full time ($600) and part time ($300) positions after providing 90 days of dependable and consistent services!

We offer paid training, excellent benefits, and a reliable work schedule. This position is based in a group home setting, and working closely with our clinical staff to support therapeutic and behavioral plans, DSPs provide assistance and strategies to the individuals we serve to live as independently as possible.

Starting Pay Rate: $14.50 per hour

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Transportation and support out in the community: outings/field trips, medical appointments, and shopping
  • Assist with daily living skills including meal preparation and assist with medication administration
  • Provide guidance on a range of developmental goals from community participation, household budgeting, exercise, nutrition, and supporting vocational responsibilities
  • Support persons served with living skills such as personal hygiene, grooming, and/or bathing
  • Assist individuals we serve to redirect agitated or aggressive behaviors

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Experience 3 months of volunteer or professional care giving experience required.
  • Regulatory
  • Must be 21 years of age or older for driving position.
  • No more than two (2) minor moving violations or one (1) accident within the past three (3 years).

  • Arizona Drivers License, 39-month Motor Vehicle Report and proof of vehicle registration and liability insurance that meets insurance requirements.
  • Must possess a valid AZ DPS Level 1 fingerprint clearance card.
  • Must possess a valid AZ Drivers License.
  • CPR and First Aid certification (Employer provides).
  • Initial current negative TB test result (Employer provides).

  • Training
  • Must complete all in-home training within the first 14 days of hire and all other required trainings within 90 days of hire
  • Maintain current CPR, First, Aid, Article IX, and Prevention & Supports certification. (State of Arizona, DES, DDD requirement)

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as face mask, gown, googles and gloves, for any amount of time necessary to provide a physical barrier to protect the employee and others.
  • Read, write and speak effectively in English
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Must remain awake throughout entire shift
  • Must be able to operate a computer, phone and other office equipment
  • Must be able to walk, climb, stoop, squat, reach, stretch, ascend and descend stairs
  • Must be able to support members with developmental disabilities
  • Must be able to distinguish smells such as gas and other noxious fumes for the safety of members in homes.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules: weekends, nights, days, evenings, partial shifts, 8/12/16 hour shifts

Easterseals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or separation from the Employer's service if I have been employed. I give the Employer the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me, if job related. I hereby release from liability the Employer and its representatives for seeking such information, and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information. I hereby consent to and authorize Easterseals Blake Foundation to request, receive and use information as often as necessary as deemed by Easterseals Blake Foundation by consumer reporting agency bearing on my credit standing, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including, but not limited to, my criminal background or lack of criminal background. I authorize the use by Easterseals Blake Foundation of the original or photocopy of this authorization. The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. I understand that just as I am free to resign at any time, the Employer reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the Employer has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.

Keywords: Easterseals, Tucson , Direct Support Professional (Safford), Other , Safford, Arizona

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