DSP (Direct Support Professional)

Evergreen Life Services - Talking Rock, GA3.1

Full-time | Part-time$9 an hour
SkillsBenefits

Does the idea of a desk job bore you? Do you want a job that inspires you? A job that gives back to your community?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you could be a great fit for a Direct Support Professional at Evergreen Life Services (Evergreen). As a Direct Support Professional, you will help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain life skills, build confidence and live as independently as possible. You will make a difference every time you come to work.

Evergreen Life Services, North Georgia (Talking Rock) is currently in search for Direct Support Professionals.

This position will require the individual to:

  • Effectively read, write and communicate verbally in English and must be able to read and understand instructions, perform record-keeping and write reports
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record and proof of liability coverage if a vehicle is owned
  • Meet and maintain all requirements of the applicable state agency(ies), including good standing with state abuse and neglect registry
  • Submit to and pass drug screen and criminal background check

To find out what a Direct Support Professional looks like check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj4qg12v2Ck

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $9.00 /hour

Experience:

  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
  • dsp: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Signing bonus
  • Paid time off

Working days:

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Specific Benefit(s):

  • On-the-job training
  • Sign-up bonus
  • Incentive program for referrals and retention

Work Environment(s):

  • Group home or adult family home

Duties:

  • Reading, writing, and carrying out directions
  • Charting or taking notes for others to review
  • Providing companionship and supportive listening
  • Reporting changes in the health or status of the client
  • Taking vitals, height, and weight
  • Responding to emergency situations
  • Administering medication
  • Transporting client to appointments
  • Facilitating community and recreational outings, including transport
  • Providing support with hobbies, studies, and social activities