- Living allowance: $1350 per 30 days for VISTA Members ($1534 per 30 days for VISTA Leaders)
- End of service award: $6,345 education award OR $1,800 cash ($3000 cash for VISTA Leaders)
- Relocation allowance, if relocating at least 50 miles from home of record to serve with PSP site: $750
- Mileage reimbursement for all service-related travel
- Student loan forbearance (deferment may be available through loan holder) and interest repayment (if eligible)
- Child care (if eligible)
- Supplemental health coverage options
- Paid personal and medical leave, training, holidays
- Valuable professional experience
- Non-competitive eligibility (NCE) for federal job positions following completion of service term
- At least 18 years of age
- Must hold U.S. citizenship or legal state residency status
- 40 hours a week for entire service term
- One-year service term (one calendar year)
- Mandatory participation in VISTA member orientation (VMO) and PSP on-site orientation & training (OSOT)
Chrysalis of Logan, UT is seeking to hire a Direct Support Professional (DSP) / In-Home Caregiver. Would you like to support individuals with developmental disabilities to lead self-directed, meaningful lives? Are you looking for a full-time or part-time job with swing shifts, and graveyard shifts available that can work with your schedule? Are you considering a human services career where you can really make a difference? If so, please read on!
This entry-level swing shift or graveyard position starts at a competitive wage of $16/hr. In addition, we offer our full-time employees excellent benefits including health insurance as well as flexibility and a rewarding experience. If this sounds like the right entry-level opportunity in human services for you, apply today!
As we provide services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, we are people caring for and about people--a team of over one thousand employees devoted to serving others. We are transcenders who triumph over the negative and constantly push beyond the limits. We love our work because we make a difference every day. We have a cause. It is noble, and our time and efforts change lives. It is not easy, but it is worth it.
We are always looking for caring people who share our values of safety, respect, mentoring, accountability, and, of course, fun to join our team and get paid to make a difference! We support our team members and work really hard to recognize their contributions. We also offer a very competitive benefits package to our full-time employees along with special online training to help them understand how to get the most out of it.
A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP) / IN-HOME CAREGIVER
As an entry-level Direct Support Professional (DSP) / In-Home Caregiver, you support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live their best lives 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, 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 their 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) / IN-HOME CAREGIVER
- Heart for people with developmental disabilities
- No experience necessary!
Experience working with people with developmental disabilities is a plus, but we're willing to train you. 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) / In-Home Caregiver position!
FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME SWING SHIFT OR GRAVEYARD WORK SCHEDULE
We have various full-time and part-time shifts available including a swing shift from 3:00 pm to midnight, a graveyard shift from 12:00 am to 9:00 am, and a part-time swing shifts through out the afternoon. These shifts are some of the more common shifts but we have more options and can discuss scheduling in the interview.
We look forward to meeting you!
Swing shift (3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.) and Graveyard shift (11:00 pm - 7:00 a.m.) to work with a collaborative team and in coordination with Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) Support Specialists in providing mobile CRISIS response to youth and adults (may be times when adult MCOT assistance is needed) in their home or in another community setting with the goal of reducing the risk of harm to self or others, minimizing the impact of the crisis on the individual, and connecting them to other helpful resources when applicable, including physical and/or mental health services. Assist with skill coaching, subsequent treatment planning and referral for ongoing services and supports, when applicable. Assist in coordinating crisis and response services with local police, substance abuse, hospital, and other applicable agencies assisting with the crisis or subsequent service.
Provide Case Management functions as they relate to the above services: Assess clients' status/functioning as it relates to the above services. (History, input from family, medical providers, social workers, educators, etc.) Develop a Case Management Service Plan (CMNA) including objectives specific to each identified area of service need, with input from clients and others who participated in assessment. Link clients to needed community resources identified in the CMSP. Assist clients to obtain/maintain eligibility for entitlements other than Medicaid. Coordinate the ongoing delivery of services to clients with various agencies/providers clients have been linked with. Contact family members for feedback and alert them to changes in status/needs when appropriate releases are in place. Instruct clients/caretakers, in independently accessing needed community services. Monitor/follow-up to ensure timely access, quality and effectiveness of service, symptomatology, the need for face-to-face care, and appropriate CMSP implementation.
Complete up-to-date quality service documentation including accurate time sheet records with appropriate service codes and progress notes by 30 minutes past closing of the next business day in the Center's automated clinical records system. Obtain approval from immediate supervisor on any and all leave taken. Attend supervision appointments and team and organization meetings as scheduled. Maintain an automated schedule, reflecting the FTE availability within Center hours, in order to be consistently available and visible to Center staff and clients. Prepare materials for groups. Attend trainings within, and outside of the Center for job development.
OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND EXPECTATIONS:
- Knowledge of confidentiality & ability to maintain strict compliance with confidentiality of client and Center sensitive information.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of community resources available to the mentally disabled.
- Teaming skills for effective interoffice relations and collaboration with others in client treatment.
- Computer literacy and skills for operation of automated medical records, email, scheduling, etc.
- Timeliness with schedule including whereabouts, arrival to work, attendance at meetings, and client appointments.
- Positive attitude related to job expectations, supervision, Center policies and procedures, etc.
- Ability to behave ethically and to understand and maintain appropriate boundaries with clients and staff.
- Flexible hours to meet client and/or Center needs.
- Conduct expected tasks in a safe manner, uphold Center safety policies, report perceived safety issues to appropriate sources.
Requirements: Bachelors degree or working toward a Bachelors degree in psychology, social work, or related field and Utah SSW license preferred. Directly related experience preferred. Must pass Utah Background Criminal Investigation. Have a valid Utah driver's license and driving record in good standing.
Services will be provided throughout the tri-county area. 40 hours/week.
Excellent and full benefits. EOE.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $16.36 - $22.48 per hour based on education, licensure and experience. Additional $1.43/hr may be added to pay rate for proficiency in speaking Spanish.
- Dental insurance
- Employee assistance program
- Flexible schedule
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
Work Location: One location
To apply: Send a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com