Direct Support Professional

Waldorf, MD

Posted: 05/03/2024 Job Number: 24-05309 Pay Rate ($): 18.0

Job Description

Health Advocates Network is seeking a Direct Support Professional to work at a Facility in Waldorf, MD. This is a registry position with our company.

Pay Rate: $18 - $20 / hour

Shifts Details:
  • Monday Through Friday 7am-3pm
  • Monday Through Friday 3pm-11pm
  • Monday Through Friday 11pm-7am

Job Summary:

We are seeking a compassionate and dedicated Direct Support Professional to join our team. As a Direct Support Professional, you will be responsible for providing direct care and support to individuals with disabilities, helping them lead fulfilling lives and promoting their independence. You will play a crucial role in assisting individuals with daily activities, personal care, community integration, and fostering meaningful relationships.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide direct care and support to individuals with disabilities, ensuring their safety, well-being, and comfort.
  • Assist individuals with personal care tasks, including bathing, dressing, grooming, and medication administration, following established protocols and guidelines.
  • Support individuals in daily activities, such as meal preparation, housekeeping, and transportation, while promoting their independence and choice.
  • Develop and implement individualized care plans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, ensuring that goals and objectives are met.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive environment by promoting socialization, community integration, and participation in recreational activities.
  • Document and maintain accurate records of individual progress, incidents, and any changes in behavior or health status, adhering to confidentiality and privacy policies.
  • Collaborate with families, guardians, and other professionals to ensure effective communication and coordination of care.
  • Attend training sessions, workshops, and team meetings to enhance knowledge and skills in providing quality care.
  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures, including health and safety guidelines.

Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent;additional certifications or training in a related field is a plus.
  • Previous experience working with individuals with disabilities or in a similar caregiving role is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish meaningful relationships with individuals and their families.
  • Compassionate and patient nature, with a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
  • Ability to adapt to changing needs and situations, while maintaining professionalism and composure.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to handle challenging situations effectively.
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency in documenting and maintaining accurate records.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation, as some travel may be required.

Benefits:
  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off.
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.
If interested, please apply through this job post. You may fax a copy of your most recent resume to 877-858-6263. If you have any questions, please feel free to call at (800) 928-5561 and ask to speak with Queyara Monday-Friday (08: 30 AM - 05: 00 PM PST).
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