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Direct Support Professional

Company: Embassy Management
Location: Olympia
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

External DescriptionAre you ready to be embark on a career and not just a job? A career that is centered around giving back and making an impact on someones life?Join our team and be a part of an organization that strives to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.Aacres is looking for people that are engaging, energetic and passionate about making an impact in peoples lives!We need your motivation and ability to demonstrate patience as you maintain a therapeutic and safe environment. You will contribute as a member of a team and will be responsible for implementing specialized support living care in a residential setting. It is Aacres goal that with your help we can provide a safe and prosperous environment for our clients to succeed.The purpose of this position is to provide direct personalized support to ensure supported individuals' safety and health is maintained and they can experience the nature and quality of life of their choice based on their needs, preferences, aspirations, and decisions consistent with program guidelines, policies procedures. Direct personalized supports include basic living skills, communication, community interaction, and recreation. Additional responsibilities include maintaining a clean, safe, stimulating living environment, providing transportation, and supporting individuals to become active members of their community. Service provisions focus on maintaining or enhancing the individual's dignity, well-being, autonomy, personal choice, self-esteem and teaching functional skills that are alternatives to maladaptive behavior.Benefits offered to you as an employee:Competitive wagesCompetitive Benefits Package: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and 401K planPaid time off (PTO)Long- and short-term disabilitySupplemental Insurance productsTuition ReimbursementAdvancement opportunitiesPaid trainingRequirementsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are needed. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Must have the ability to satisfy a background check and comply with the company's drug free workplace policy.Must possess a good driving record, provide proof of current driver's license and insurance if program/job position requires. Authorized drivers must be 21 years of age or older and Van drivers must be 25 years of age or older. When assigned to the Children's program, must be able to secure and maintain authorized driver status.Must secure and maintain First Aid and CPR certification within 30 days.Must be eighteen years of age or older. Some programs/job positions require 21 years of age.Demonstrated competency with skills and abilities to work successfully with the challenging behaviors of supported individuals in care.Demonstrated competency in basic knowledge of daily living skills, communication, community interaction and recreation.Demonstrated capacity to be an appropriate role model, including exhibiting mature behavior and making appropriate decisions.High School Diploma or GED required (Exception: ICF program).1 year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or a Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from a four-year college or university in psychology, special education, social work, rehabilitation or a related field highly preferred.When Assigned to the Children's Program:High School Diploma or GED required.1 year of experience working with directly with children (equivalent to 2080 hours).

Keywords: Embassy Management, Olympia , Direct Support Professional, Other , Olympia, Washington

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