Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
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Direct Support Professional
at Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
- Lakewood, CO, USA
- Full Time
Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC) of Lakewood, CO is seeking to hire a full-time Direct Support Professional (DSP). Would you like to support individuals with developmental disabilities to lead self-directed, meaningful lives? Do you thrive as part of a dedicated and motivated team? Are you considering a human services career where you can really make a difference? If so, please read on!
This entry-level position starts at a competitive wage of $14.50-$14.80. In addition, we offer our full-time employees excellent benefits including full medical with a $500 deductible and 100% coverage after that, dental, vision, a 401(k) plan with a 3% match, paid vacation time, paid holidays, and paid sick time. If this sounds like the entry-level opportunity in human services that you've been looking for, apply today!
ABOUT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESOURCE CENTER (DDRC)
Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC) is a nonprofit private corporation which provides services and supports to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1974, we have been providing quality programs and resources to our clients and their families in Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Summit counties. Our services are very "person-centered" as a result of our focus on empowering our clients to make positive choices.
Every member of our staff plays an essential role in achieving our mission of creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community. We value our employees as they are the backbone of our organization. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits. In addition, we provide a supportive environment where talents, initiative, and dedication are recognized and rewarded.
A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
As an entry-level Direct Support Professional (DSP), you support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live the lives they want to live as independently as possible. You provide this support and guidance in their homes or at programs they attend during the day. As you walk side-by-side with your participants, you always model appropriate social skills and behaviors. Your support is needed in many areas of daily living including medication administration, bathing, hygiene, basic first aid, shopping, meal preparation, transportation, budgeting, housekeeping, and home maintenance.
Using effective teaching and mentoring techniques, you also work with participants to learn new skills and achieve goals. You provide life skills training in areas such as employment, money management, sex education, and relationship-building. You also assist them with gaining employment and finding recreational activities that they enjoy. You are conscientious about reporting any concerns about health and safety and keeping documentation accurate and up-to-date. You are energized by the dynamic team of people you work with and find the work of supporting people with developmental disabilities to live amazing lives according to their own needs and desires extremely rewarding!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR AN ENTRY-LEVEL DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Current driver's license and good motor vehicle record
- Good physical stamina and the ability to safely stand, pivot, and move up to 75 pounds in order to transfer people is required
- Basic computer proficiency
- Heart for people with developmental disabilities
- No experience necessary!
Experience working with people with developmental disabilities is a plus, but we're willing to provide extensive training. Are you punctual and reliable? Can you keep track of multiple tasks and prioritize effectively? Are you conscientious about following policies and procedures and discreet with confidential information? Are you calm and patient? If so, you may be perfect for this entry-level Direct Support Professional (DSP) position!
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this job as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) in the human services field, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!