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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Company: Cooperative Production
Location: Taunton
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Up to $2000 in Sign on bonuses

CO-OP has 33 residential homes and 6 Day Programs. Our 24/7 supervised residential programs focus on a person-centered planning approach and working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide support in the areas of life skills, social skills, and community integration with an emphasis on pursuing personal goals and interests. Each day our staff provides guidance, support, and direction as needed on new skills/tasks, behavior management, personal development, social skills, and communication. They take pride in assisting individuals in achieving goals by maintaining knowledge of their learning styles, strengths, and support needs and ensuring that skills are taught accordingly.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Provide support, training, and assistance to individuals as assigned by the supervisor. These areas may include personal hygiene, daily living skills, recreation, and/or other skills as determined by the individual's ISP and as needed in life routines. Participate as a team member in the ISP process and in person-centered planning as applicable. Implement support plans throughout the day, including behavioral and therapeutic requirements. Ensure all required documentation is completed, which includes but is not limited to progress notes; program data; medication; cleaning checklist; daily log/staff communication; finances; and time slips. Daily administering and documenting each individuals medications as prescribed by a physician in accordance with the Medication Administration Policy (MAP) is a must.

Previous experience working with individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities preferred however training is provided for those not having the experience but heart for this work.

Requirements:

Valid Driver's license & good driving record required

Acceptable Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) & Fingerprinting required

MAP certification is required within three months of hire date - Higher pay rate is based on being MAP certified

We offer scheduled hours in a friendly, team-oriented environment. We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package for full-time staff, including health insurance, dental, vision, supplemental life and disability insurance, and a tax-deferred annuity plan. CO-OP offers a variety of different benefit perks for full-time staff such as opportunities for additional paid training, free life insurance, mileage reimbursement if applicable, tuition reimbursement, education release, a generous paid time off benefit including accruals for extended leave, and more!

Keywords: Cooperative Production, Taunton , Direct Support Professional (DSP), Other , Taunton, Massachusetts

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