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Waban Direct Support Professional in Sanford, Maine

This job was posted by https://joblink.maine.gov : For more information, please see: https://joblink.maine.gov/ada/r/jobs/481673

Position Summary: This position is responsible for maintaining a safe and supportive environment where our adult members are treated with dignity and respect. Promotion of member development and personally satisfying lifestyles, while providing opportunity for independence and increasing self-sufficiency, is our expectation.Duties and Responsibilities:


+ Support, and encourage members to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency in the areas of self-care, independent living skills, and social and community awareness.


+ Independently initiate household maintenance/upkeep as necessary, informing House Manager/Administrator of any repair needs as soon as possible.


+ Transport members in approved vehicles as activities require.


+ Act as a role model, maintaining professional, respectful relationships with members and providing clear and consistent boundaries as necessary.


+ Ensure medication distribution following successful completion of Medication Course (CRMA).


+ Support, Assist and encourage members in all areas of daily living including, but not limited to: personal care, feeding, socialization, recreation and leisure activities.


+ Complete daily documentation requirements for each shift by using the Agency electronic recordkeeping system (ERK).


+ Minimum Qualifications:


+ Must have a desire to work with individuals with developmental disabilities


+ Must have a High School diploma or equivalent


+ Must have valid driver's license from state of residence and clean driving record


+ Must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing English


+ Must complete Agency and State mandated trainings within specified timeframe


+ Must maintain certification requirements


+ Must be able to transfer adults weighing 75-150lbs with two assists and/or mechanical lift


+ Must be reliable and maintain an acceptable attendance record


+ Benefits:Benefits eligible positions may offer: health, dental, vision, life, disability, retirement plan, paid holidays, paid training, as well as paid vacation, sick, and personal time.

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