Direct Support Professional

3.9 Quick Apply Full-time Part-time 6 hours ago Full Job Description Families First has several full and part time positions open for Direct Support Staff in the Brattleboro, Wilmington, and Bennington areas. We are seeking individuals who are empathetic, compassionate and can think on their feet. Experience working with developmental disabilities is a plus. You will be trained to work on different teams and will have a strong support of network of human service professionals. Reliable transportation and valid drivers license required, as you will be traveling throughout Windham County. Must be able to pass background checks. Requirements: 1. Develop and maintain a warm and nurturing relationship with the child/young adult assigned to you. 2. Communicate with parents and other family members on a regular basis, particularly around issues of activities of daily living and day to day care. 3.The Personal Care Provider will discuss scheduling with the family and clarify his or her availability. The PCP will communicate with the Case Manager about scheduling changes. 4. The PCP is responsible for the timely submission of all paperwork required by Medicaid, including time sheets, progress notes, monthly personal care checklist, if applicable, and critical incident report forms . 5. Understand that the Personal Care Program is funded and monitored by Medicaid, as described in the pre-service training. 6. Communicate with office staff at Families First around clinical issues or changes with your case(s), as well as any questions or concerns about paperwork. 7. Develop an understanding of the particular diagnosis and challenges with which the individual presents, and update that understanding, as necessary. 9. Work on other duties as assigned. 10. Attend mandatory Medication Administration Training annually, and also attend mandatory First Aid and Crisis Prevention Trainings every 2 years. 11. Must be able to lift 25 pounds. 12.Maintain Valid Driver's License. Sign-on Bonus of $500 Starting pay $16/hr, negotiable based on experience and education About Families First: Founded in 1996, Families First is a (501) non-profit organization committed to helping special needs children and their families in Windham County in south eastern Vermont. We serve children & adults who are medically fragile, developmentally delayed and those who have mental health issues. Eighteen years ago, Families First began with just three families who wanted to create an agency that would be creative, nurturing and responsive to the day to day needs of families with special needs children. Today we serve over ninety families, with several referrals coming in each month. The mission of Families First is to provide family-friendly service for children, youth, and adults living with disabilities. Our services promote independent living, enhance self-esteem, and cultivate community membership through caring and respectful relationships. We are a Specialized Service Agency that provides Case Management, Personal Care, Shared Living, Respite, Employment Support, and many community activities. We based the services on each individual's needs and build on identified goals created by each individuals' team. As children approach adulthood, we help families plan for a smooth transition from graduation to work by networking with local businesses adult service agencies. Through our intake process, we assist you in determining eligibly for developmental services in Vermont. All services are funded through Medicaid. Job Types: Full-time, Part-time Pay: From $16.00 per hour Benefits: Dental insurance Flexible spending account Health insurance Paid time off Supplemental Pay: Signing bonus Application Question(s): Do you have any Professional Licenses or Certifications? Do you want full time or part time? Do you known American Sign Language? Do you have any experience supporting people with intellectual or developmental disabilities? Are you comfortable with supporting someone with personal hygiene? (bathing, wiping, dressing) Not a deal breaker if no. We have multiple positions open and not all require this kind of support. Are you vaccinated for COVID-19? (At this time we are not requiring vaccinations and you can say you decline to answer, but it may limit who you can support. Some guardians and clients only want staff who are vaccinated.) Do you have an insured reliable vehicle? Would you be willing to commute to Whitingham or Wilmington VT? (Not a deal breaker) Are you able to work overnight shifts? They are not awake overnight and you get a private bedroom. (Not a requirement, just gives you wider possibility of shifts.) Education: High school or equivalent (Required) License/Certification: Driver's License (Required) Shift availability: Day Shift (Preferred) Night Shift (Preferred) Overnight Shift (Preferred) Work Location: Multiple locations Work Remotely: No Quick Apply

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