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Woodfords Family Services Direct Support Professionals - Adult Center-Based Day Program in Kennebunk, Maine

This job was posted by https://joblink.maine.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.maine.gov/ada/r/jobs/497417 *Woodfords is growing and has openings for a part-time Direct Support Professionals (DSP) for the Expeditions South Program in Kennebunk! Support adults in your community to build friendships, learn new skills, and be active and engaged with their peers and community!* *Expeditions is a community support program that provides year-round, community-based services for adults with developmental disabilities.* Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are an integral part of this program that promotes an active, healthy lifestyle for our adult consumers by emphasizing healthy choices, new experiences, and community involvement.** If you love supporting and mentoring adults to be more engaged and connected to their own communities, and also enjoy being a part of teaching them skills to live a more independent life, you are a great candidate for this position! Schedule: This position is part-time, weekdays Monday through Friday from 9am to 1:30pm. Pay: $12.50 hourly* *Benefits:** Paid Vacation* Paid Sick Time* Paid Holidays* Paid Training & Certification* Employer-Paid Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance* Employer-Paid Group Term Life Insurance* Employee Assistance Plan (EAP Benefits)* 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan w/ Agency Match* Voluntary Supplemental Benefits* Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Service Employees_Woodfords has implemented robust safety guideline in accordance with current CDC guidelines._ *Qualifications:*** High School Diploma or GED required ; Associate or Bachelor degree preferred** Valid driver's license* Use of reliable vehicle with current insurance* Direct Support Professional (DSP) certification, or successful completion of the full DSP course within 6 months of hire (Employees are paid by Woodfords when attending DSP training)* Good physical strength; able to bend, lift and stand* Responsibilities:Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)** Monitor adult consumers at all times, and ensure that they are not exposed to high risk situations, especially those involving strangers, young children or other persons, not a part of, or vital to the Community Supports Program* Assist consumers in the development of community awareness through the process of orientation into the community. Assist the consumers in building personal relationships with people outside the program and family.* Provide direct care to the consumers.* Assist the consumers in the development of an understanding of an appropriate use of leisure. * Offer direction by participating in activities that may expose consumers to new experiences.* Assist the consumers in developing self-care skills such as bathing, washing hair, dressing, shaving, and supervises the consumers in gender sensitive areas such as locker rooms and public showers.* Assist the consumers in the development of meal planning and preparation skills using standard nutritional guidelines to ensure an adequate and healthy diet.* At the direction of the Community Supports Program Coordinator/Program Director, assist in the development of consumers' goals, update and evaluate goals periodically.* Maintain accurate daily progress and attendance records and complete all paperwork in a timely manner that is set forth by agency and state policies and guidelines. *About Woodfords Family Services:*Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families since 1967. As Maine's leader in the provision of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities, Woodfords offers programs to help children, youth and adult s reach their goals and achieve their highest potential.Woodfords Family Services50th Anniversary Video *Additional Opportunities:** Advancement within Woodfords Family Services* Paid Training and Ongoing Support and Professional Development For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.https://www.applicantpro.com/openings/woodfords/jobs/1555386-104039

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