A direct support professional is a person who assists an individual with a disability to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community<a
, assists with activities of daily living if needed, and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion.

Responsibilities

As a Direct Support Professional, you will:

  • Actively assist our individuals with their individualized plans for daily living.
  • Ensure our individuals are safe, healthy, and living in a clean environment.
  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet the social, emotional, physical, and personal needs.
  • Plan and participate in community outings.
  • Shop for the home’s necessities such as food, clothing, and household items.
  • Schedule and transport our individuals to doctor’s appointments, shopping trips, and day programs/schools.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will …

  • Be 18 years of age or older (required)
  • Have a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED
  • Have a Current, Non-Provisional Driver’s License valid in the state of operation
  • Experience with the developmentally disabled or as a caretaker is preferred but not required
  • Be empathetic and have a team approach to care for the consumers
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor
  • Be able to attend ten days of in-house orientation on weekdays
  • Be able to lift up to 50+ pounds and perform Safe and Positive Approaches
  • Have a high level of comfort with hands-on hygiene care (including diapering and showering)

Job Benefits

  • New Hire Bonus
  • Medical Benefit
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Benefit
  • Retention Bonus

Contacts

humanresources@thethrivehouse.com

888-422-7945 ext 5

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Memphis

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