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DSP-Full Time-Oakland-Multiple Openings! - Oakland, ME #7495748

Company: Goodwill Industries of Northern New England

Date: 06/30/2020

City: Oakland, ME

Employment type: Full-time

Company Description




Goodwill Northern New England, a nonprofit social enterprise established in 1933.


For decades, Goodwill Northern New England has delivered workforce development and community inclusion services to people who struggle to find personal stability. Goodwill NNE provides direct employment opportunities through its retail and cleaning businesses in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, as well as neuro rehabilitation services, residential programs, and day programming for adults with disabilities or deafness in Maine.  


Our core beliefs guide our relationships with program participants, customers, employees – and the earth.  We believe in generosity, opportunity, community, sustainability, and transparency.  These beliefs guide us as we help people achieve personal stability and thrive as active, independent members in the communities we are all a part of.




Job Description




We’re looking for caring people to help the people who live in one of our Oakland, Maine residential homes. Direct Support Professionals care for people with disabilities. This could include helping cook meals, household upkeep, helping participants with personal hygiene and interpersonal skills, as well as transporting them to community events.


Direct Support Professionals do not require special training before they’re hired, Goodwill will provide certification training upon hire. There are several levels of this position, which means there is room for growth within Goodwill.


In addition to employment that is fulfilling, meaningful and supportive, Goodwill employees also receive: 


  • Medical, Dental, Life and Vision insurance offered
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer match
  • Paid Short & Long Term Disability
  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • 30% Employee discount at Goodwill stores in ME, NH & VT
  • Valuable job training with growth potential
  • Discount on personal cell phone plans
  • Local community discounts 

Multiple openings, 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts available!


Starting Hourly Wage: $12.00-$13.00, depending on experience


Job Summary


1)  Supports service recipients associated with Goodwill’s Residential and Community Support programs.


  • Serves as a model and provides hands-on support and direct teaching in interpersonal skills, financial management skills, personal care and hygiene, activities of daily living, and access to community services and leisure opportunities.
  • Moderates verbal or emotional incidents through intervention techniques that preserve the dignity and safety of the service recipient(s).
  • Completes all required documentation in accordance with program standards.

2)  Represents the Agency in all interactions with other members of the Goodwill community and with the general public, supporting the agency Vision of creating sustainable communities that thrive through the fullest participation of their diverse residents.


3)  Furthers the organizational commitment to triple bottom line results: integrating social, economic and environmental goals into thinking, planning and actions.


Essential Functions


Communication:


  • In accordance with the service plan, serves as a model and provides hands-on support and direct teaching in areas including, but not limited to, interpersonal skills, financial management skills, personal care and hygiene, activities of daily living, and access to community services and leisure opportunities
  • Communicates effectively and courteously when dealing with service recipients, parents, guardians and other interested parties

Knowledge:


  • Moderates verbal or emotional incidents through intervention techniques that preserve the dignity and safety of the service recipients

Administration:


  • Documents observations concerning group and individual interactions, progress and participation of the service recipient in the approved plan
  • Completes all required documentation in accordance with program standards

Supervision:


  • Accompanies and transports the individual to appointments, community outings and services


Qualifications




 


  • Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.
  • Reliable transportation and automobile insurance that meets minimum state requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to complete required certifications on time.
  • Criminal background check to meet agency requirements.
  • High school diploma/GED. 
  • The ability to stand or sit for long periods of time. Perform range of motion tasks that include but not limited to; reaching, bending, stretching and stooping.
  • Ability to lift up to fifty (50) pounds and push 175 pounds.  

 Preferred Qualifications


  • Direct Support Professional Certification (I.e.: College of Direct Support or former live class).
  • Current CRMA, CRMA 40 preferred.
  • Experience supporting individuals with disabilities.
  • Mental Health Experience (when applicable). 


Additional Information



  • All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.



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