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Senior Direct Support Professional - Youth in Derwood, MD at Community Options

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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    Derwood, MD
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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.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Direct Care Professional - assist youth with their daily living skills, while encouraging their independence and building a positive relationship. Make a difference!

The ideal candidate must have prior experience working with individuals/youth with disabilities, particularly individuals with challenging behaviors. We are looking for someone who is calm, patient, and can provide a safe and supportive environment for our individuals.

Starting Rate: $15/hour

General Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred, High School Diploma/GED required
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in Home Health or Direct Care experience, preferably with individuals with disabilities
  • Prior experience working with challenging behaviors
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with youth/teens
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

General Duties:

  • Work with youth that require more intensive support – requires a caregiver with an advanced level of knowledge and experience
  • Assist individuals with their daily living skills and independent community skills
  • Complete all in-house documentation: maintain current case notes, and monthly reports of our individual's progress.
  • Assist with overseeing consumers funds.
  • Administer medication(s) and complete appropriate documentation.
  • Accompanies intensive-need individuals to and from appointments and activities. 

Employee Incentives:

  • Competitive Benefits: Medical, Dental, Great Supplemental Plans
  • 403b
  • FREE Tele-a-Doc 24/4 Physician Services
  • Paid Holidays—Including a Birthday Holiday
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Various Employee Incentive & Discount Programs

Community Options is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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