Communitas formerly EMARC MAPCertified Direct Support Professional in Wakefield, Massachusetts
As an organization, we hold ourselves to the highest standard when it comes to your safety. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have been working hard to ensure everyone in our agency, from our employees and individuals to our applicants, stay safe and healthy. Our protocols and safety measures include providing masks, holding virtual meetings, testing when needed, and following all safety procedures. At Communitas, your health and safety are our first priority. Who we are... Communitas is an agency dedicated to delivering individualized, family-centered services, programs and support for people of all abilities, throughout their lifespan and in their communities. We are inspired by and committed to our people as we meet their changing needs and create new pathways for growth. Communitas offers great training opportunities with plenty of room for growth, both personally and professionally. Employees that are eligible will receive a substantial benefit package with 3 weeks of vacation, 5 days of sick time, 13 holidays, medical/dental insurance, and more! What you will do... The Direct Support Professional provides assistance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a 24-hour group home environment. In this position, your main goal is to encourage our individuals to be active and inclusive members of their community, fostering their continued personal growth. The pay rate for this position is $16.00 per hour. *MAP Certification required* Schedules are available from 20 to 40 hours per week, as well as relief. *Day, evening, awake and asleep overnight schedules are available* Most schedules require at least Saturday or Sunday availability. You will make a difference by... Providing personal care and assistance consistent with each individual's physical needs and defined support plans. Creating a congenial and homelike atmosphere within the home. Assisting in the implementation of the ISP goals. Supporting individuals by encouraging growth and development. Assisting the individuals in seeking community resources and services, when necessary. Protecting each individual's rights while maintaining the confidentiality of any information relating to individuals in the residential program. Qualifications and Skills MAP Certification required. High School diploma is required, a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services or a related field is preferred. At least 1 year of experience supporting adults with developmental disabilities is preferred, a passion and dedication to supporting our people is a must. A valid driver's license, acceptable driving record and reliable transportation is required. Successful candidates will be required to complete a background check including references, CORI and fingerprinting. Benefits Pay increase after 1 year of service, pending a performance evaluation. 401k Retirement Plan Employee Referral Bonus. Comprehensive training opportunities and room for personal development and growth abound for motivated and dedicated candidates. Recognition and awards for performance. 5 days of sick time 3 weeks of vacation and 13 holidays (for positions working at least 20 hours per week set schedule) Apply Online: https://communitasinc.applytojob.com/apply For more information from the MassHire Metro North Career Center, email Job Quest ID firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE TO JOB QUEST USERS: - clicking "Interested" on this position in Job Quest does not mean you have submitted an application for the position, this function only saves the position in your list of saved jobs. Veterans and their eligible spouses receive priority of service. MassHire Metro North Career Center is an EEO Employer. Auxiliary aids or services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.