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DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL-Augusta Area - Military Veterans

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Augusta, GA, United States

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Jul 31, 2020

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nOur Line of BusinessnnnnnnnnOverviewnnnnAre you driven to serve and help others in your community? Caregivers and Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are the heart of our company with their compassion, dependability, and care.  If you want to make an impact by helping people live their best life, read more below and apply today!nnnnResponsibilitiesnnnnJoin a team of passionate and caring people who make a difference in people’s lives.  We are now hiring for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to provide direct care to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our DSPs are the STARS of our organization who provide caregiving to the people we support.  This may be in a group home, home-like setting. nEssential Responsibilities/Job DutiesnnPerforming personal care tasks, including assistance with basic personal hygiene and grooming, feeding, and ambulation, medical monitoring, and health care related tasks. Fostering positive relationships between individuals served and their housematesnEnsuring client safety and maintaining a safe environmentnAssisting with toileting, including bedpans, urinals, and commode chairsnReminding/assisting client with self-administration of medications (with proper training)nEncouraging self-help activitiesnReporting changes in client's condition or family situation to the officenDocumenting services providednPerforming home management functions such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making, and cleaningnPlanning meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding and clean-upnAccompanying client to scheduled appointmentsnTransporting clients or running errands for clientsnOther duties as assignednnnnnQualificationsnnnnnHigh school degree/GED required (in most cases)n18 years of age or oldernValid driver's license (in most cases)nAbility to work in a group home, home-like settingsnAbility to communicate (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external to the companynAbility to handle physical aspects of job, including bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, and walking for periods of timenMust maintain state regulatory certifications, as required by state/program requirements nMedication Administration as required by state/program requirementsnnnnnAbout our Line of BusinessnnnnResCare Residential Services has four decades of experience in the disability services field, providing support to individuals who need assistance with daily living due to an intellectual, developmental or cognitive disability.  Our community living services are provided with several thousand programs and a comprehensive range of high-quality services, including: community living, adult host homes for individuals regardless of disability, behavioral/mental health support, in-home pharmacy solutions, telecare and remote support, supported employment and training programs, foster care and day programs. Our affiliates include Brightway Community Living and A Place To Call Home, among others.  For more information, please visit ****

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