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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Company: Independent Beginnings
Location: Newark
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview
At Independent Beginnings, we provide best in class home health care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Serving our individuals requires an amazing team of Direct Support Professionals (DSP) / Caregivers with a big heart who are willing to provide supportive services and companionship to our clients.
If you are looking for a Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver position where you can truly make a difference for the overall well-being of someone else, we would like to speak with you about joining our team.
Shifts Available:

  • Part-Time
  • Full-Time

    What we will provide you as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver:

    • $13.50 - $16.50/Hour (depending on experience, longevity and behavior)
    • Weekend add-on rate (applies to certain shifts and conditions)
    • No mandatory overtime! However, overtime is available!
    • Weekly pay
    • $250 Employee Referral Program
    • Worked Holidays are paid at a premium
    • An amazing team atmosphere that is supportive and transparent
    • Paid Training for CPR/First Aid and Medication Administration
    • 401K Retirement savings plan available
    • 8% Immediate discount on AT&T Wireless Services
    • Flexible schedule and ability to maintain a healthy work/life balance

      As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver you will:

      • Provide direct care to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities
      • Help with daily activities including personal care, housekeeping, and meal preparation
      • Work closely with a team of people including your co-workers, consumer family members, and medical professionals to help your consumers to live as independent as possible
      • Transport clients as needed to appointments and other activities
      • Accompany clients to medical and other appointments to ensure their needs are met by the physician or provider


        • High school diploma or GED preferred. **DODD will temporarily waive the requirement that DSPs must have a high school diploma or GED. This waiver will be effective from September 17, 2021, through September 30, 2022. Employees without a high school diploma or GED cannot be certified to administer medications
        • Must be at least 18 years of age
        • Must be able to communicate in English, including both spoken and written
        • A personal vehicle that is well maintained
        • Must successfully complete a criminal background check

          Preferred Experience:

          • One year working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities
          • Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver / Home Health Aide / Home Health Care / Personal Care experience is a plus


            • CPR/First Aid - Provided if you are not currently certified
            • Medication Administration - Provided if you are not currently certified
            • Must have a valid driver's license with no more than 5 points on your driving record
            • DODD 8 Hour Provider Training
            • Proof of personal auto insurance


Keywords: Independent Beginnings, Newark , Direct Support Professional (DSP), IT / Software / Systems , Newark, Ohio

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