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Direct Support Professional

Department: Program Operations
Location: Bolivar, TN

Seeking individuals to work at Behavioral Respite and Supported Living homes in Bolivar, TN. Shifts and hours may vary.

Must be able to pass drug test and background check and have a valid driver's license!

Support Solutions seeks talented, gifted, and creative individuals to add to our current dynamic team. If you are ready to become a contributor to an industry leader in the field of Intellectual Disabilities, we encourage you to apply to become a valued team member. We are looking forward to having someone like you to lead us into the future!

  • PTO (paid time off)
  • Paid Training
  • Competitive Wages ($9 to $10 per hour)
  • 8 Paid Holidays per year
  • 401K Program
  • Medical Insurance
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Bereavement and Jury Duty
  • Employee of the Month Award

GENERAL FUNCTION:

The position involves providing support to individuals with disabilities as they develop and maintain skills that enhance the quality of their lives in the community.

  • Supports the individual with personal care and daily routines, and in achieving outcomes from the Individual Support Plan.
  • Helps supported person become integrated with the community by ensuring that they are included, respected, valued and have a variety of  preferred relationships in the community of their choice. 
  • Performs daily activities or teaches supported people to do so, such as activities of daily living skills and other personal skills that work toward achieving independence.

MINIIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be 18 years of age and able to read and write effectively.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record throughout employment with SSTN.
  • Must pass drug test 
  • Must meet state and local requirements regarding criminal background check, sexual offender check, abuse registry, and felony offender list. Must meet all training requirements and keep training current.
  • Must be able to perform heavy lifting in the assistance of service recipients with personal care, if applicable. Must have some computer knowledge.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

• Effective verbal and written communication skills • Effective organizational skills • Effective interpersonal skills • Must be able to practice confidentiality

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