Direct Support Professional (DSP)

    Armstrong County, PA
    Full-time
    Salary: $13.06 to $13.56 /hour


    Passavant Memorial Homes is one of the foremost, consumer-focused providers of support to individuals with intellectual disabilities, autism, and behavioral health needs. The mission of Passavant Memorial Homes is to empower individuals to live successfully in the community. Our team of professionals have been dedicated to promoting choice and independence for individuals with intellectual disabilities for more than 120 years. Throughout our history, we have continuously focused on ensuring the highest quality support and providing a variety of opportunities for our employees to develop and advance.

    Passavant Memorial Homes is currently seeking responsible, caring, and dedicated people to fill Direct Support Professional/Caregiver Full-time positions for Armstrong County.

    Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) play a crucial role in fulfilling the mission of Passavant Memorial Homes by providing assistance with daily activities such as preparing meals, administering medication, and providing transportation to work or community activities in order to promote independence. To be successful in this role, you must be compassionate, motivated to help others, and dedicated to providing quality support. Apply today to find your career and passion at Passavant Memorial Homes!

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP):

    • Provide direct care services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and specialized care in daily living, social, and recreational activities
    • Provide support and assistance to foster maximum independence of individuals
    • Participate in the development and implementation of the individual support plan
    • Ensure the safety and well-being of the individuals
    • Assist and encourage individuals to engage in various activities in the home and community
    • Observe individuals’ behaviors and changes in physical condition, utilize prescribed strategies to assist the individual, and document and report accordingly
    • Administer medications (upon completion of certification; all necessary training is provided)
    • Perform needed housekeeping and cleaning duties (home and vehicle)
    • Maintain logs and records pertaining to individuals

    REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP):

    • Minimum of 18 years of age, required
    • High school diploma or equivalent, required
    • Valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, required
    • One (1) year experience working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities, preferred

    PASSAVANT MEMORIAL HOMES OFFERS A VARIETY OF BENEFITS INCLUDING:

    • Competitive Wages: $13.06-$13.56 an hour*
    • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance Coverage
    • Generous Paid Time Off and Vacation Days
    • 401K Retirement Plan
    • Paid In-service Training
    • Variety of Work Schedule Options
    • Dynamic and Supportive Work Environment
    • Career Development and Advancement Opportunities

    How to Start Your Career with Passavant Memorial Homes:

    Applicants are encouraged to apply directly through Indeed or text “PMHFOS” to 97211.

    Please visit www.passavant.org/pmhfos/employment for more information about our rewarding careers as well as our open interview schedule. You can also contact our recruitment team directly by phone at 1-888-764-6467 extension 111.

    Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    To learn more about Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services, please visit us at www.passavant.org!

    *This is the base rate for the position and employees will undergo a probationary period at a lower rate prior to receiving this base rate.

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