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Direct Support Professional

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Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: GA-GASocial Circle-35 Puppy Chase
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)
Georgia MENTOR
Description
Everybody needs a job but only extraordinary people workhere. Our Direct Care team for our is fun, creative, anddedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people weserve. The heart of what we do is support adults with Intellectual andDevelopmental Disabilities.
As a Direct Support Professional, DSP with Georgia MENTOR, you'll be one of those extraordinary people. This positionsupports individuals we serve in residential settings. We seek creative support professionals to effectively respond to behaviors while keeping the people we serve actively engaged. Provide assistance with daily activities such as mealpreparation and planning, medication administration, and personal care. In thisrole you will also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individualson outings in the community or providing transportation to work or otheractivities. Our DSPs also partnerwith clinical staff to support the therapeutic and behavioral plans in place.
Areyou interested in working with people with intellectual and developmentaldisabilities, and are you looking for ameaningful change in your work life? If you have a passion for those weserve??? we want to hear from you!
Qualifications:
What we require of you:
High school diploma, GEDor equivalent
Must be minimum of 18 years of age
Minimum of one year of experience in Direct Care strongly preferred
Valid Georgia Driver's license with no suspensions due to moving violations in past 3 years
Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
Must be able to successfully passour licensure and background check process including education verification
What we offer you:
Full and Part time schedulesavailable; PRN/On Call shifts available
Rewardingwork, serving individuals in a dynamic work environment
Foremployees working minimum of 30 hours/week, paid time off and benefitseligibility
Family-orientedenvironment, casual dress, employee events
Achance to make a difference in people's lives on a daily basis
Paid training with career development and advancementopportunities
Access to employee discounts withvarious vendors
Bring the right attitude; we'll train you forsuccess!
Initial Training Requirement--Paid Training:
Two week, paid Orientation consisting of 8 days of classroominstruction with 2 days of shadowing.
We have a great work environment and you'll be surrounded bya strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues. Georgia MENTORis a partner of The MENTOR Network. Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is anational network of local human service providers offering quality,community-based services to adults and children with intellectual anddevelopmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and othercatastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioraland medically complex challenges as well as their families. Through an array of individualized programs includingResidential Services Programs and Family Intervention, Georgia MENTOR helpsindividuals throughout the state and their families receive the support theyneed to live life to the fullest in the communities they call home.
With approximately 30,000 employees serving 26,000 consumersin 35 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When youjoin The MENTOR Network, you'll make a difference every day and help to providequality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.
Come join our team of dedicated and caringprofessionals. Apply Today!


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