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Direct Support Professional

Company: Black Hills Works
Location: Brookings
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Direct Support ProfessionalIf you love to put people first, consider becoming a DSP at Black Hills Works, a person-centered agency that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live meaningful, fulfilled lives.Make $37K to 41K per year!(Depending on shift)The primary purpose of a DSP is to assist people who need support to lead self directed lives and to participate fully in our community. As a DSP, your week will be filled with rewarding opportunities to help people with disabilities live rich, active lives.On any given day you may:On any given day you may:Support people to appointments or do fun things in the communityAdminister medications and other treatmentsProvide transportation and facilitation with accessing the communityParticipate in goal planning and implementationEncourage and support people in learning new skills and attending various classesHelp them prepare meals, cook, clean, eat, take care of personal hygiene, and just get around outside and inside their homeGo to local sporting events, concerts, movies, restaurants-and even go on trips and vacations!What are the Background Qualifications to Become a DSP?Qualifications:18 years of age or olderValid drivers licenseHigh School DiplomaPost secondary education preferred and/or relevant experienceQualifying background check and drug screenWhat Are the Main Requirements of a DSP?Including but not limited to:Provide the supports necessary to build self esteem, assertiveness and to make decisionsUtilize a variety of communication strategies to establish collaborative relationships with the person supported and the teamSupport people with building and maintaining relationships with friends, family and community membersComplete informal and formal assessments in order to respond to the needs and interests of the people you supportComplete daily documentation to track the progress in assisting people to achieve their goalsSecure and use adaptive equipmentIdentify areas of self improvement and strengthen your skills sets through training and learning opportunities that include certification and credentialingAdvocating for people by supporting them to live their best lifeBe able to prevent, identify and defuse crisis situationsDemonstrate commitment to the organization by providing input to better strengthen our servicesMost of all, you'll make lifelong connections and memories with the people you support and work with-all as you become someone greater than you ever thought you could be!Why choose Black Hills Works?Here are just a few of the incredible reasons to come work with us:Get paid training and constant support to help you every step of the wayEstablish career paths and grow into work that lasts a lifetimeTake advantage of opportunities to learn from nationally recognized speakersWe also provide GREAT benefits:Medical: health, vision, dental, life insurance, disability insurance, employee assistance program and more!Paid Time: Receive 23 paid days off in your first year of employment, shift differentials, bonuses with flexible schedules including days, evenings, and overnightsDiscounts and Bonuses: 401K up to a 5% match, tuition reimbursement, cell phone discounts as well as employee referral bonuses.Flexible SchedulingWe offer consistency in support, realistic staff ratios, and the opportunity to meet scheduling needs of our employees.Our staffing patterns are noted below to give a point of reference however, we keep an open mind when it comes to scheduling and we have the ability to get creative with our scheduling patterns to meet the needs of our employees as well as the people we support.Day Shift: Typically works from 6am to 2pm throughout the work with with a scheduled day off as well as working every other weekend the same hours.Evening Shift: Typically works from 2pm to 10pm throughout the work with with a scheduled day off as well as working every other weekend the same hours.Overnight Shift: Typically works 5, eight hour shifts throughout the week or 4, ten hour shifts depending on the needs of the people we support.Join our team today and brighten the lives of our people supported!Black Hills Works Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Black Hills Works, Sioux Falls , Direct Support Professional, Other , Brookings, South Dakota

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