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Direct Support Professional - Adult Program Float/Special Assignment Worker

Location:Portland, ME
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Other
Description:

The Special Assignment Worker (SAW) is a DSP who works varying shifts in a variety of agency sites that support adults with intellectual disabilities.  The SAW schedule is prepared monthly.  The position  requires travel to locations including Greater Portland , Lewiston, Kennebunk, Biddeford,  Limerick and Parsonsfield.  

Duties:

The Special Assignment Worker (SAW) provides direct support that contributes to the health and wellbeing of a client either in the clients’ residences, in community support programs or in the community. The SAW provides support that enables a client to live in and be a part of their community. SAW’s provide personal assistance with self-care activities, such as dressing and personal hygiene, monitoring of medical status, assistance with meal preparation and other household tasks. SAW’s assist clients with managing safe and responsible behavior, communication, and utilizing coping skills. SAW’s teach a variety of skills as identified in the person centered plan (PCP), and provide positive role modeling. They assist clients with interpersonal skills, and development of family relationships and peer relationships. SAW’s enhance personal development by supporting clients in personal activities and opportunities that enrich their lives. The SAW provides supervision as identified in the PCP, completes required paperwork, and assists in maintaining an organized, clean and safe home or community support environment.

Qualifications:

Must complete CDS curriculum within first six months of employment and obtain CRMA certification within 90 days of employment.  High school diploma or equivalent required.

Spurwink is an equal opportunity employer.



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