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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.