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Caregiver/Direct Support Professional

Company: Ability Beyond Disability
Location: Danbury
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

  • NEW pay range: $17.25 - $18.25*
  • Shift and Weekend Hourly Incentives! ($2-$7 per hour)*
    We are currently looking for Direct Support Professionals to join our Greater Danbury Medical programs! Our Direct Care staff are responsible for providing training and support to adult individuals with disabilities in our group home settings. Our Medical Program staff require teaching and training in "Activities of Daily Living", also known as ADLS. Program staff assist individuals served in learning new skills and helping them to complete tasks that they are unable to do alone, while supporting them in daily functions they cannot do themselves. They also may help participate in community activities such as sports, going to the movies, shopping, walking in the park, doing crafts, etc. These programs are perfect for CNA's, current nursing students, or anyone looking to get experience in the medical setting. We love any creative ideas you have to make each day enjoyable!

    Job Responsibilities:

  • Helping with activities of daily living activities. These include personal care, and arranging transportation for residents to appointments. This may also include assisting with cooking creative and fun meals for the people we serve.
  • Assisting individuals to achieve their goals. Providing hands-on support to the individuals based on their preferences and abilities. Every day is an opportunity to help someone achieve their goals!
  • Community integration. Integrating individuals with disabilities into the community to participate in work, recreation, leisure, volunteer activities and socialization skills. Have a hobby like drawing or playing basketball? You can share this with others at your job!
    Program Locations Include: Brookfield, Danbury, Newtown, Bethel, & Ridgefield areas

    Available Hours: We are currently hiring for all shifts - days, evenings, nights and weekends!

    Requirements:

  • MUST have a High school diploma or equivalent.
  • MUST have a valid driver's license.
  • No experience needed - caregiver/caregiving or customer service experience a plus!
    Why should you join our team?

  • Extensive paid training and certification program
  • Generous benefit package (medical, dental, PTO, etc.)
  • Flexible work schedules and overtime available
  • Tuition reimbursement and CNA recertification hours
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • A culture of appreciation, respect, and teamwork
  • An opportunity to have a positive impact in the lives of others.
    We cannot wait to meet you - send in your resume today for a virtual interview! To see the day in the life of a DSP, check out this video:

Keywords: Ability Beyond Disability, Danbury , Caregiver/Direct Support Professional, Healthcare , Danbury, Connecticut

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