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Maxim Healthcare Services Direct Support Professional in Reading, Pennsylvania

Responsible for providing services to Individuals and implementing Individual interventions as required by the Individual Support Plan. Complete necessary documentation in accordance with State and Program regulations, in addition to Maxim policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure client’s Health, Wellness and Safety

  • Encourage individual goals as they relate to learning and maintaining independent living skills such as healthy lifestyle, personal care, and other activities of daily living.

  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention

  • Building and Maintaining safe and appropriate Friendships and Relationships

  • Promote advocacy and individual rights

  • Monitor and maintain detailed and compliant documentation on client status, interactions, and behaviors as it relates to progress, concerns and other relevant details.

  • Safe and appropriate implementation of behavior support plan strategies and interventions as it applies to the individual served.

  • Accurate, timely reporting of suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

  • Utilize skills such as prompting, instruction, modeling, and reinforcement as it relates to person centered services delivered based on the Individual Support Plan.

  • Promote independence in activities of daily living, work/volunteer, learning, and leisure.

  • Provide transportation, based on client needs, to afford community integration, maintain medical support needs, and facilitate community inclusion.

  • Engagement in advancing client’s communication, decision-making, empowerment, and overcoming barriers to access necessary services, support and resources.

  • Remain active in ongoing Education, Training and Self Development

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to read and write proficiently in English

  • Successful completion of the Direct Care Worker Competency evaluation process

  • Current CPR Card

  • Current Health Screening (in accordance with state regulations)

  • Provide proof of one of the following qualifications:

  • A valid and verifiable Pennsylvania nurses license OR

  • A valid and verifiable Pennsylvania certified nurse aide certification OR

  • Certificate of completion from state approved home health aide program. OR

  • Has demonstrated competency by passing a competency evaluation developed by the Home Care Agency which meets the requirements of the state OR

  • Completion of a training program developed by a Home Care Agency or Home Care Registry, or other entity which meets the requirements of the state or training program meeting the standards imposed on the agency or registry by virtue of the agency’s or registry’s participating as a provider in a Medicaid waiver or other publicly funded program providing home and community based services to qualifying consumers OR

  • Successful completion of another program identified by the Department by subsequent publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin or on the Departments website


At Maxim Healthcare Services, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401(k) savings plan

  • Awards and recognition programs

    About Maxim Healthcare Services

Maxim Healthcare Services has been making a difference in the lives of our patients, caregivers, employees and communities for more than 30 years. We offer private duty nursing, skilled nursing, physical rehabilitation, companion care, respite care and behavioral care for individuals with chronic and acute illnesses and disabilities. Our commitment to quality customer service, compassionate patient care, and filling critical healthcare needs makes us a trusted partner wherever care is needed.

Maxim Healthcare Services is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.