Living Well Disability Services



City:
Twin Cities Metro Area

Job Title:
Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Part-Time or Full-Time

Overview:
Hiring Incentives! New wage increase to $16.00/hr. Earn up to a $1,000 incentive as a New Employee with Living Well Disability Services! Locations: Apple Valley, Big Lake, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Buffalo, Burnsville, Cambridge, Crystal, Eagan, Farmington, Golden Valley, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Little Canada, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Mendota Heights, Plymouth, Robbinsdale, Rosemount, South St. Paul, & West St. Paul ***You can earn up to $1,200 if you work at the following homes: Mears - Mendota Heights, MN Cloman - Inver Grove Heights, MN Selkirk - Burnsville, MN Southcrest - Edina, MN Orono Woodlands - Long Lake, MN Click on the link for a snapshot of what it is like to work with Living Well Disability Services https://youtu.be/XNTdQNml130

Responsibilities:
Do you like to smile, come from the heart and want to make a positive difference in someone’s life? Could go to work, have fun in the community and assist with daily living tasks? We are looking for someone who likes to have fun, is detail-orientated, attentive, can make good decisions, and enjoys creating good relationships. Previous experience working with people with disabilities preferred. Use your skills in a person-centered program and enjoy the nice working environment. There are both full-time and part-time opportunities including awake/asleep overnights and weekend. Join a good team! Various shifts available. What is an Direct Support Professional? A Direct Support Professional is someone who works to empower and support the people we serve to achieve their goals and dreams. A Direct Support Professional is actively engaged as an effective and cooperative member of service and interdisciplinary teams to implement people’s services plans and encourage people to make choices, decisions and plans that reflect people’s personal interests. A Direct Support Professional is committed to providing services in a manner that reflects Living Well Disability Services’ mission and vision. Applicants for Residential Support positions will provide services in one of our 37 residences. As a member of a team of staff members, these Direct Support Professionals will deliver exceptional services to each person we support, as well as working to provide a home environment conducive to independence, individuality, and choice. Applicants for In Home Support positions will provide services to individuals in their own homes. These Direct Support Professionals provide services designed to help a person in their home and in various community. When at a person’s home, staff may assist the individual with things such as meal preparation, home cleanliness, as well as self-care opportunities that maximize independence. This area is also called ‘Customized Services’. Responsibilities (including but not limited to): Assists people served to achieve a higher level of independence in all areas of their life Support their health and well-being Carry out safety, meal preparation and cleaning procedures Assists people with all independent living skills, goal objectives, their work environment out in the community, and other program services Responsible for knowing daily routine of people served, IAPP and level of independence Seek and follow the advice and directions of supervisors Work effectively with co-workers Participate in training and development Present a positive attitude and professionalism Adhere to company policy and procedures including scheduling policies Help people implement goals in a person-centered environment Administration of medications Accept other duties as assigned by Manager Skills: Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing using the English language. Works well in a team environment. Good relationship building skills to build trust with person served Ability to be present and good observation skills Experience working with small behavioral issues. Good communication skills Excellent communication with stakeholders which may include vendors, family members and team members Ability to advocate Able to cook and prepare fresh healthy meals Detail oriented and able to follow directions Creative in implementing program goals and problem solving Benefits Information: Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits: Generous Paid time off (PTO) Medical Dental insurance Vision Long-term disability Life insurance

Requirements:
Requirements Include: Previous experience working with adults with disabilities preferred. Must have interpersonal skills including empathy, responsibility, self-control, good judgment, and overall adjustment Dependable Good verbal and written communication skills Good sense of humor and likes to laugh, kind hearted Able to do some lifting Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Background Check.

Deadline:
11/30/2021

How to Apply:
https://livingwell.org/employment/current-positions-available/