Direct Support Professional
US IN Valparaiso 46383
Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference in the lives of others? We are looking for caring and compassionate individuals to become members of the OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES team of professionals! As a Caregiver/Direct Support Staff you will help us achieve our mission: Opportunity Enterprises works to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. We offer in-depth initial and annual training to provide our staff with the tools to be successful. These trainings are also paid and those working in Supported Living or Group homes earn $1.50 more per hour on the weekends! Potential for on the spot hiring following interview!
Responsibilities • Provide for the personal assistance needs of adults enrolled in services. • Perform necessary housekeeping duties as assigned. • Provide coverage and assistance for clients during lunch periods in day programming. • Assist in the implementation of instructional, industrial and training activities in all relevant service areas (including Behavior Support Plans). • Intervene in crisis situations and complete the necessary documentation. • Assist in the maintenance of necessary day service, operational and financial records and reports for clients. • Attend and actively participate in all in-services and agency meetings, as required. • Demonstrate teamwork with staff and clients in the agency (including other departments). • Documentation of all personal care data. • Maintain acceptable work standards in all areas including attendance and punctuality.Track personal care inventory and notify Director. • Ensure compliance with all agency policy and procedures.
Qualifications • Must possess a valid Driver's License, with a driving record acceptable to Opportunity Enterprises, Inc. insurance carrier. • Must be 18 years or older. • Must have high school diploma/GED. • Must pass pre-screening requirements (i.e. Drug screening, TB Test, and Background check)
Benefits • Full time benefits include Vision, Dental, Health, FSA and 401k, Vacation/Holiday/Sick time (part time benefits vary)