Lead Direct Support Professional
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
Are you looking to build a career rather than just take a job? Do you want an employer who offers competitive pay while understanding the importance of work-life balance? Do you want a fast-paced career that challenges you, and makes a difference in your community? If yes, Spurwink is hiring hard working candidates like you to become Lead Direct Care Workers at their facility in Westbrook.
Learn to deliver state-of-the-art care to adults with intellectual disabilities, and jumpstart a fulfilling career with plenty of opportunity for advancement. Help clients develop and strengthen interpersonal and coping skills, while guiding them in creating positive relationships with family and peers. In this role, you will serve as an invaluable role model to adults with disabilities. Typical shifts, will differ depending upon position/location.
This position supports Spurwink’s community-based residences. The Lead Direct Support Professional is expected to maximize consistency of approach and to promote the greatest degree of developmentally appropriate independent functioning.
In addition to teaching self-help and basic living skills, a Lead Direct Support Professional helps clients achieve all of the competencies necessary to manage life events successfully, and models these for their team. This will often include the development and use of coping strategies needed to manage emotional dysregulation as well as the use of crisis management strategies.
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Please see attached job description.
High school diploma; B.S. preferred
1. Two (2) years previous residential treatment experience in field of behavioral health or education required.
2. Must have proven ability to nurture, manage, and develop relationships with clients.
3. Must have proven ability to work as a member of a treatment team and develop professional relationships with co-workers.
4. Must have a demonstrated high level of competency to perform Direct Care responsibilities and demonstrated capacity to provide on-the-job direction/training to Direct Care staff as needed.
Minimum Physical Requirements: Must be able to go up and down stairs, bend & lift, and perform therapeutic holds and escorts on a regular basis.
Spurwink is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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