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Resources For Human Development, Inc. Direct Support Professional - Oreland Area in Oreland, Pennsylvania

Description/Job Summary

*RHD IS OPEN AND HIRING DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC!

NEW STAFF WHO JOIN OUR TEAM PRIOR TO 3/31/2021 ARE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A $500 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR FULL-TIME WORK OR $300 FOR PART-TIME WORK!

Residential Service Systems (RSS) is HIRING dynamic individuals to be part of our direct support professional team in* Abington, Oreland and Wyncote*. RSS provides supervised living (CLA) and supported living (SLA), shared housing, individual homeownership, education, training, and clinical treatment services for men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Montgomery County.

Direct Service Professionals are directly responsible for the health, safety, and supervision of individuals receiving services. The DSP is responsible for assisting individuals with completing their outcomes, which include supporting health, safety, and the growth of the individual. Commitment to RHD values should be demonstrated as job duties are performed.

Additional opportunities are available at our other sites in Ambler, Ardmore, Conshohocken, Lansdale, Lower Merion, Norristown, and Plymouth Meeting.

What We Offer:

  • Sign-On Bonus!

  • Generous Paid Vacation and Sick Time

  • Pay Rate of $12/Hour (Between $34k-$38k Annually)

  • 3-day Work Weeks as a Live-In Provider

  • Full Benefits Package for Full-Time Staff

  • Scholarship Program

  • Free Virtual Fitness Classes

  • Employee Assistance Program

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Monitor the safety and comfort of individuals, while ensuring that their medical, nutritional and personal care needs are being met.

  • Support individuals to identify and achieve the personal outcomes important to them

  • Interact with individuals in an emotionally supportive and therapeutic manner, and practice effective techniques for reinforcing appropriate individual behavior.

  • Provide counseling, guidance, direction, and/or redirection to individuals as needed

  • Utilize crisis management skills

  • Provide transportation and assist individuals with integration into the community by accompanying them on various activities.

  • Assist individuals with general housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry, and shopping duties.

  • Complete assigned cleaning tasks on a routine basis to maintain a neat and clean environment.

  • Assist individuals in the handling of money and finances.

  • Provide age-appropriate leisure time activities.

Required Experience

  • Passion to care for others with a positive approach and protect clients who are dependent on your care

  • Strong desire to be successful and learn program-specific regulations

  • Previous experience is a PLUS!

Required Education

  • High school diploma or GED

Required Qualifications

  • Must pass employment-related screenings and have a pre-employment physical

  • Ability to travel in rural and city areas

  • Must pass all mandatory training (CPR/FA, Medication Administration)

  • Valid driver's license in your residence (in your residence mean state?)

Program Summary

RHD specializes in creating solutions to a wide variety of community challenges. RHD, provides supervised community-based residential program designed to provide a range of established and innovative rehabilitation strategies for adults with developmental disabilities. The program focuses on community and personal safety, accountability, competence, least restrictive alternative, normalization, due process and control.

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