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Personal Assistance DSP in Cookeville, TN at Community Options

Date Posted: 3/5/2018

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Job Description

Community Options, Inc. is a national non-profit agency providing services to individuals with disabilities in 11 states.  We believe in the dignity of every person, and in the freedom of all people to experience the highest degree of self-determination.


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Starting Rate: $9.75/hr

This is a wonderful opportunity for someone looking for part-time work and to help others.

Community Options is seeking a dependable and compassionate individual to take on the role of a Personal Companion. This rewarding position has many opportunities for career growth within the organization! The Personal Assistant DSP will assist an individual with disabilities with their daily living skills, while encouraging their independence and building positive relationships within their community. 

General Requirements:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid/Current Driver’s License
  • Transport participant in own vehicle (mileage reimbursement provided)
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, push/pull, reach, and stand/walk for periods of time
  • Ability to establish a comfortable, supportive, and genuine relationship with an individual receiving supports.

General Duties:

  • Provides assistance to families caring for individuals with developmental disabilities at their home with daily living skills including; but not limited to, grooming, dress, and self-care habits.
  • Assists individuals with the development of independent community skills.
  • Builds a support network between the individuals and community members.
  • Assists individuals with job development, job coaching, and obtaining competitive employment.
  • Accompanies individual to and from appointments and activities.
  • Administers medication(s), as-needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Coordinator, Individual, or Family.


Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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