Adult Recreation Direct Support Professional

Position Summary:

The Direct Support Professional in the Recreation Services program is responsible for supporting individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities through recreational activities. This position works directly with persons served and meets their needs while demonstrating flexibility in adapting to those needs. Individual must represent Community Living, Inc. in the community with appropriate professional behavior at all times.

Schedule:

Part-time (10-15 hours/week)

Pay Rate:

$15/hour

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Checks vans daily and transports persons served to and from Adult Recreation events in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Completes all documentation related to persons served activities on a daily basis.
  • Assists persons served with hygiene, physical, and mobility needs as necessary.
  • Ensures the safety and welfare of all persons served.
  • Promotes and maintains a positive relationship between the Adult Recreation program and its persons served, families, staff, and volunteers.
  • Fulfills utilization requirements as assigned.
  • Passes medications as required without error.
  • Completes and maintains all required trainings.
  • Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned.

Qualifications:

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Possess sound oral and written communication skills as well as decision-making skills.
  • Possess good listening and comprehension skills along with strong leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Must be able to write and document in a clear, concise, and professional manner.
  • Possess the ability to use Microsoft Office applications including, but not limited to Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to work as a team member.

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Driver’s License

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

  • Moderate Work – Exerts up to 50lbs of force occasionally and 20lbs frequently. Standing, sitting, reaching, typing, and walking are common.
  • Drive large vans to and from events, programs, etc. Must assist persons served entering and exiting the van and safely lock down wheelchairs on vans.
  • Physically assist persons served as needed.
  • Lift persons served who cannot bear weight.
  • Push and maneuver wheelchairs.

Prerequisites for Employment:

  • Pre-employment Drug Test
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Family Care Safety Registry Check
  • Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) Check, Proof of Insurance

Note to Applicants: Employment listings are updated periodically and are subject to change without prior notice. Community Living, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. Community Living strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees or applicants with regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors or any other legally protected status.