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Open Positions > ***Pay Increase***Direct Support Professional (DSP/CNA/Care Giver/Home Health Aide) Group Homes - Bridgewater/Branchburg, NJ

***pay Increase***direct Support Professional (Dsp/cna/care Giver/home Health Aide) Group Homes – Bridgewater/branchburg, Nj

Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Wage: Up To $15.75
Sign-On Bonus: n/a

Description:

Join Benchmark Human Services and positively impact the lives of other people who are just like you! Benchmark is a national leader in providing programs to individuals with disabilities and mental illness. We are seeking a qualified and caring person to work as a Direct Support Professional in Branchburg. Successful applicants will attend paid training to obtain require certifications. No experience is necessary, learn on-the-job. Great opportunity for those with hospitality or service backgrounds and for those looking for temporary work.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and assistance to individuals served who have developmental disabilities.
  • Assist individuals served in expanding their opportunities to participate in community life as they choose.
  • Assist individuals in learning and maintaining skills, having new life experiences and respond to behaviors utilizing positive behavior supports.
  • Provide training to individuals served in all identified areas and function as part of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Must be willing to flex schedule according to the needs of the individuals served.
  • Participate proactively, for each individual, as part of an interdisciplinary team in the development and implementation of individual plans to achieve identified outcomes.
  • Ensure the individual’s health and safety at home and in the community.
  • Assist the individual served to acquire, retain or improve skills as identified in the individual’s ISP.
  • Assist the individual served with daily living skills, including but not limited to individual care, community safety, social skills, and household tasks such as meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, etc.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment for individuals served.
  • Practice, assist individuals, and participate in safety drills as scheduled.
  • Plan, participate and assist the individual served. in accessing community resources, volunteering, shopping, and age-appropriate recreational, therapeutic and training activities.
  • Administer medications and follow physicians’ orders concerning medications and treatments.
  • Monitor the general well-being of the individual served and follow supervisor/nurse instructions, including all healthcare appointments.
  • Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all individuals.
  • Communicate to nurse and supervisor health issues and concerns as they arise regarding individuals served.
  • Provide communication to supervisors regarding individuals served, about their home, day program or work related needs, as applicable to each individual.
  • Complete proper documentation relating to the healthcare of individuals served, including MARs, doctor visit forms, healthcare notes, etc.
  • Implement all protocols for individuals including, but not limited to: high risk plans, behavior support plans, dining plans, seizure management plans, positioning schedules, fall risk plans, etc., as applicable to each individual.
  • Follow dining plan policies, and assist individuals served, in preparing and safely eating nutritious meals according to their dining plan.
  • Complete all required programmatic documentation accurately and on time, including but not limited to, daily documentation, injury/illness reports, ISP data sheets, notable occurrences, etc. as required by Benchmark, state, and federal regulations.
  • Attend required trainings and meetings such as staff annual training, departmental meetings/trainings, house meetings, etc.
  • Report any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation immediately to supervisor or department head. Communicate all reportable incidents immediately to supervisor.
  • Provide receipts to supervisor for expenditures of individuals served, use of petty cash, etc. as applicable.
  • Maintain employment-required documentation including but not limited to first aid, CPR, Medication Administration, and behavior management training, as required to comply with federal, state and program requirements and standards.
  • Safely transport individuals served according to their physical or behavioral needs. Transportation maybe in a Company owned vehicle or a vehicle owned by the employee.
  • Report to work as scheduled.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and complete required written documentation.
  • The knowledge that some individuals may act out in an aggressive manner resulting with employees being hit, bit, kicked, and other forms of physical aggression such as property destruction
  • The ability to understand aggressive behavior may be a form of communication or reaction to uncontrollable events in the individual’s life.
  • Ability and skill to implement behavior support techniques as outlined in their behavioral support plan.

Qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance
  • Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Access to vehicle in good operating order
  • Minimum eighteen (18) years of age

Benefits:

  • Competitive Wages Based on Experience
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k Plan with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off and Sick Time Pay
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Various shifts and locations
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Incentive Bonuses

Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates can apply online at www.Benchmarkhs.com/careers or email resume to Lindsey at lmeyer@benchmarkhs.com

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