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Direct Support Professional – AVIDD Community Services of NJ – Morris Plains, NJ

Avidd Community Services of New Jersey, Inc serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Bergen, Morris, Somerset and Warren County. Our residences are staffed by well-trained Direct Support Professionals who strive to create the most independent living situation possible for each resident. The goal is to encourage residents to continue to build their independence while providing a safe, secure environment.

We are currently hiring Full Time and Part Time DSPs for our locations in Morris Plains and Lake Hiawatha, NJ. Shifts are 3pm-11pm and weekend shifts.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend to all personal care including but not limited to: toileting, dental hygiene (brushing and dental flossing if necessary), bathing, feeding etc; re-position, lift and transfer any individuals who utilize wheelchairs.
  • Provide training for individuals in independent living skills.
  • Supervise and assist in medications taken by individuals.
  • Transport, assist and advocate on medical appointments.
  • Supervise self-help skills of individuals; if necessary provide least intrusive assistance.
  • Initiate and follow through on leisure time activities.
  • Assist individuals in nutritional food preparation.
  • Supervise individuals with proper selection and care of clothing.
  • Assist in maintaining the cleanliness of the home.
  • Complete accurate documentation in the Electronic Health Record (Therap) on every shift.
  • Provide necessary First Aid and CPR to individuals in need.

Applicants must be caring, responsible, reliable and have a willingness to undergo required pre-employment drug screening, fingerprint, physical/Mantoux testing, background check and training.

Must have a minimum of a high school diploma/GED and a valid driver’s license (in good standing and not in probationary status).

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $11.50 – $14.50 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Experience:

  • DSP: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

  • Driver’s (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

Source: Indeed.com
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