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Direct Support Provider- Life Skills

Company: Bridges Homeward
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

NOW Hiring!!!! Supportive In-Home Agency is seeking qualified staff for support of individualswith disabilities in the clients' home. A Direct Support Provider, cares for individualsexperiencing developmental or intellectual disabilities. Their main duties include helpingindividuals complete basic housekeeping tasks, transporting individuals to appointments or othersocial outings and keeping individuals safe from potential health hazards in their surroundingenvironment. This service originates from the home of the individual and is generally deliveredin the community.Client lives in Arlington. Client looking for someone that can help her with some light dayto day living such as completing forms, scheduling doctor's appointments, transportingclient to doctor's appointments and local errand such as shopping for groceries. Reliabletransportation is very important. Client would like her skills trainer to be able to drive atnight in the winter.Job SummaryDirect Support Provider (DSPs) responsibilities may include teaching and fostering theacquisition, retention, or improvement of skills and abilities to prepare and support an individualfor work and/or community participation and could not do so without this direct support. Thisservice originates form the home of the individual and is generally delivered in the community.The Direct Support Provider is also responsible for creating a safe, positive and encouragingatmosphere for the individual. They work closely with the individual to enhance theirdecision-making skills and encourage them to engage in more activities that will helpstrengthen their physical and mental health. Direct Support Providers often teachindividuals how to complete certain tasks on their own to promote a more independentand satisfying lifestyle.Education and Experience Required

  • Education in a related field and/or relevant experience supporting people with disabilitiesis required.Skills and Knowledge Required
    • Must possess or be able to obtain CPR and First Aid certification within 30 days of hireand maintain current certification.
    • Must have a valid driver's license and properly insured vehicle and willing and able totravel locally as needed.
    • Clearance of background checks as required by state and federal law.
    • DSPs must have the ability to report any instance of abuse or neglect, respondappropriately in an emergency, and communicate effectively in the language andcommunication style of the individual receiving services.

Keywords: Bridges Homeward, Arlington , Direct Support Provider- Life Skills, Other , Arlington, Massachusetts

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