Direct Support Professional

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SARAH Inc is an agency whose mission is to enrich the lives of persons with differing abilities, their families and the community and to provide advocacy services and support.  We are currently recruiting for a Full-Time Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm, Direct Support Professional at our Madison, CT.  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 

  • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of people served by SARAH, Inc. 
  • Provide supervision, guidance and instruction to individuals served by SARAH, Inc. in assigned day service setting(s). This can include community based work settings. Support services can include, but are not necessarily limited to: direct supervision, personal care, dispensing medication; behavioral interventions; attending team meetings, etc.
  • Provide transportation for assigned service participants in accordance with SARAH, Inc. safe-driving policies and practices.
  • Develop and implement activities that are person-centered and promote positive outcomes.
  • Maintain medical, social and programmatic files by recording each person’s progress and documenting other required information. This includes, but is not limited to: service goals, attendance records, behavioral data, progress notes, quarterly and annual reports, and other documentation as required or needed.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with service participants, families, co-workers and other community representatives.
  • Other duties, assignments and work locations as assigned

QUALIFICATION INCLUDE: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Knowledge of learning and behavioral processes helpful
  • Must be 21 or over 
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license, motor vehicle insurance, an acceptable driving history and be able to utilize your own vehicle for SARAH business as defined by SARAH, Inc.’s policy.

REQUIRED PHYSICAL EFFORT: Must be able to sit, stand and walk at an assigned location(s) and work for extended periods of time; bend/stoop, kneel and balance frequently; climb, reach above shoulder level; push/pull, squat and crouch occasionally; with assistance, lift, carry and position individuals of various weight.   Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally.  Must be able to drive multi-passenger vehicles for extended periods throughout the day. 

Full-time employees are eligible to receive company sponsored Medical benefits including but not limited to:  Company sponsored Health, Dental, Vision benefits, a retirement plan with a company match and Paid Time Off.  

Location: Madison, CT
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