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Direct Support Professional

Company: North Metro Community Services
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job DetailsJob LocationNorth Metro Community Services Denver, COPosition TypeFull TimeSalary Range$17.30 $19.85Job ShiftMonday Thursday, 7am 4pm*North Metro Community Services requires the COVID-19 vaccination for new employees and will consider requests for accommodations for medical/disability and religious-based reasons*Hiring Range: $17.30 19.85 per hour depending on experienceThis role is located in Westminster, CO, and the ideal candidate will need to be able to reliably commute daily.Why North Metro Community Services?Benefits:4 day work week, Monday-ThursdayPaid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays3 flexible holidays, including a paid day off for your birthday!Free medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee-only coverageFlex spending and dependent care accountsEmployer-paid basic life and voluntary life insurance401k with 4.5% company match per gross monthly salaryEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)Mileage reimbursementSupplemental benefits, like pet insurance, tuition reimbursements, tire discounts, wellness incentives, and fitness reimbursements are just bonuses!At NMCS, you have the opportunity for a rewarding career in which you can make a difference in the life of someone with an intellectual or developmental disability.A Brief OverviewResponsible for providing support to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities by presenting opportunities to access the community, creating a positive environment, and assisting with daily living activities.What would you do in this position?Transport people safely to and from the Day Program and community activities in a company vehicleProvide opportunities for community access by attending and participating in community activities and eventsSupport daily living needs, including eating, hygiene, toileting, and moreAssist in planning community activities and eventsPerform one-on-one visits at people's housesClean and sanitize a multitude of surfaces and locationsComplete paperwork required by department accurately and records in department databaseDistribute medication to people safely and accuratelyCommunicate clearly with others in a respectful and professional mannerAssist people with mobility and transfer according to safety protocolsHost and participate in virtual gatheringsTraining:NMCS provides extensive and ongoing training for all of our Direct Support Professionals. Employees are paid to attend these trainings at no cost to them. A list of trainings provided includes, but is not limited to:CPR and First AidQMAP certification (Medication Administration)Safety Care certificationPerson centered thinkingDriving and vehicle safetyShadowing shifts with veteran staff and supervisorsWhat education or experience would you need?High School Diploma or equivalent preferredValid Drivers License requiredWhat knowledge, skills, or abilities would you need?Ability to communicate clearly in oral and written formsAbility to use a computer and a tabletAbility to use office equipment such as fax machine, scanner, copier, phoneAbility to work as a teamAnalytical thinking skills to solve routine problems using common senseBasic ability to drive a large passenger vanBasic knowledge in Microsoft WordBasic time management skillsBasic use of virtual meeting toolsNote: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. May perform other duties as assigned.North Metro Community Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets.

Keywords: North Metro Community Services, Fort Collins , Direct Support Professional, Other , Fort Collins, Colorado

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