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North Suffolk Mental Health Association Direct Support Professional in Chelsea, Massachusetts

We are currently offering a $500 sign on bonus for full time direct care positions. Direct Support Professionals are members of a team responsible for providing high quality direct care services to adults with developmental disabilities. As a nonprofit organization, we believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. We are looking for both entry level and experienced individuals to work as Direct Support Professionals in our residential homes. The right candidates will be responsible for providing care and assistance to Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you have experience working with developmentally disabled adults, or are willing to learn, we encourage you to apply. Full and part time positions available in Burlington, Chelsea, Winthrop, Revere, Waltham, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Saugus. Please indicate preference for location and shift. Salary Range: $16.50-$18.00 depending on program placement What you'll do: Offer guidance for residents during skills building Develop and implement individual treatment plans for residents Assist with daily living activities, including meal preparation, money management, doctor's appointments and assisting with personal hygiene Ensure appropriate staff-to-client ratio at all time Develop and promote a supportive relationship with the residents Support each Individuals existing relationships and assist in increasing their network of friends and acquaintances. What you'll need: Education: High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree in any related field preferred. Experience: Zero to six years related experience (depending on DSP level) providing child care/elder care/direct support to developmentally disabled persons or previous experience supporting individuals in a mental health/special education or other human services setting is required. Skills: Must have valid Massachusetts Driver's license. Must become MAP certified, CPR/First Aid certified within five months of hire (training provided). Vaccination: At least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccination is required prior to hire and complete the full vaccination schedule in the appropriate timeline as documented by the CDC requirements for vaccination. North Suffolk Mental Health Association is an equal Opportunity Employer For more information from the MassHire Metro North Career Center, email 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. 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.