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Direct Support Professional DSP Caregiver

Company: MarcFirst
Location: Normal
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Marcfirst's mission is to connect families and people with developmental disabilities to their community through a lifetime of meaningful supports. Marcfirst provides a continuum of services and supports for families, children and adults throughout their lifetime including residential, vocational development, employment, high school transition and therapeutic supports for children. Marcfirst envisions a community that encourages and accepts all people. Marcfirst is seeking Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to work in our Supported Living program. Marcfirst currently supports six Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILA) in the Bloomington-Normal area with 3-8 adults in each group home. DSPs provide a variety of services to adults with developmental disabilities. These services are meant to increase independence and overall life fulfillment. Pay: $15.00/hour (plus $0.50/hour pay increase once med authorization training is completed)Job Type: Full Time (30+ hours/week), Part Time, and Substitute positions available Responsibilities: + Assisting residents in building relationships and encouraging community participation + Fostering skill-building and working towards residents' individual goals + Personal care - such as bathing, changing, and toileting + Other household tasks - such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and meal planning + Transporting residents to appointments, recreational events, and other outings Requirements: + Desire to make a difference in lives with people with developmental disabilities + Relevant work or volunteer experiences preferred + Scheduling may include days, evenings and/or weekends + Must be at least 18 years of age + High school diploma or GED + Must possess valid driver's license + Must be able to successfully pass criminal, DCFS, safe driving background check, TB test and drug screen Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Must occasionally be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision. Here are some of the benefits we will offer you: + Supportive and positive work environment + In-depth paid on the job training + Flexible schedule options + Comprehensive benefit plans + Professional development and education assistance opportunities + Paid time off including vacation, personal time, and holidays + Generous employee referral bonus program + Free shared meals at the group home when working during a regular meal period Equal Opportunity Employer Powered by JazzHR

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