Direct Support Staff - Per Diem
Employment Type: Full-Time
OverviewAre you looking to make a difference and promote healthy and happy lives? Do you have a passion for working with individuals with disabilities and significant life challenges helping them to achieve their fullest potential? If so, consider joining us here at Seven Hills Rhode Island where our CORE VALUES include Respect & Kindness, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, and Service to Others.Support Advocate is a direct support professional (DSP) position at Seven Hills Foundation. They act as a caregiver for a wide range of individuals with an intellectual disability, developmental disability, or an acquired brain injury (ABI or TBI). Customer service skills, administrative skills, and compassion for others are all traits of a Support Advocate. Seven Hills has opportunities for direct care providers with many years of experience, as well as for college students, stay-at-home moms and dads, paraprofessionals, or teachers looking for a new career opportunity. Part-time jobs offer flexible schedules in the healthcare industry. Our full-time benefits, such as reduced tuition on select online Associate's and Bachelor's degree programs, tuition reimbursement, three weeks of vacation time, and generous retirement match, support a healthy work-life balance. Seven Hills Foundation is a growing nonprofit of 4,500 dedicated professionals that celebrate diversity and inclusion. We also provide the stability of being considered essential workers for those Ready to Work. We hope you consider joining our team today!Benefits for Full-time employees:* Health and Dental Insurance: With generous company contribution.* Generous Accrued Paid Vacation* Vacation Cash-Out Option* Paid Personal Days, Holidays and Sick Time* Enhanced Retirement Plan: With Employer match.* Student Loan Assistance: Consolidation, counseling, & limited employer contribution.* Tuition Assistance: Reimbursed or prepaid college coursework.* Home Mortgage Initiative: Favorable down payment (3-5%), reduced closing costs co-paid by Seven Hills.* Benefits are based on position and scheduled hoursResponsibilitiesDirect Support Professionals provide therapeutically based skills training in functional life skills, vocational, self-direction, community utilization, socialization, and communication. In this role you will offer opportunities for choice, initiation, and risk taking while capitalizing on each persons' capabilities, strengths, and preferences. Direct Support Professionals may provide transportation and accompany individuals on community outings and volunteering assignments, using personal and agency vehicles. Assistance with personal care may also be required while promoting independence. This position works within a multidisciplinary team following all support plans and is responsible for accurate documentation. Direct Support Staff are provided a paid New Employee Orientation and receive training on CPR/First Aid, Safety Care, Defensive Driving, and Medication Administration. Comprehensive program-specific training at the work site is also provided.QualificationsRequired Qualifications:* High School Diploma or Equivalent* Valid Driver's License & Good Driving Record* Strong written and verbal communication skills* Physical demands: sitting, pushing, pulling, carrying, grasping, speaking, listening, stooping, crouching, bending, standing, twisting, crawling, walking, and climbing. Requires a normal degree of flexibility; ability to walk, run or shuffle, kneel on one or two knees and then stand up; to utilize upper and lower body strength within weight restrictions; may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds or more with assistance.Preferred Qualifications:* Commitment to assisting people with varying disabilities to participate fully in their community and in their own lives.* Varied interests and personal connections in the local community.* Ability to work as a creative, engaged, dedicated member of your team.You can also see an overview of the amazing work our organization does with this video: https://vimeo.com/344648526The mission of Seven Hills Foundation is to promote and encourage the empowerment of people with significant challenges so that each may pursue their highest possible degree of personal well-being and independence.