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Direct Support Professional, Community Participation Supports (Pay Rate: $15.00/Hour)

Company: UCP Central PA
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Overview: "I've found it is so rewarding to teach individuals new things and help them have new experiences. You learn together what kinds of things they enjoy doing, and then you help make it happen." - Maura C., Direct Support Professional We share a passion and a purpose: to empower people to live meaningful lives. Our commitment to the people we support equips them to realize their full potential and live with the greatest degree of independence. We also work to change public perception as we relentlessly pursue a vision of communities that embrace the abilities of every individual. If you would like to start an exciting career with an organization committed to excellence and innovation, please consider joining the UCP of Central PA team! When it comes to where you work, we know you've got choices. Why not choose the leading edge of working here? As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at UCP, you'll enjoy: Opportunity to make a measurable difference every day!
Sign on Bonus - $250 (PT 20+) / $500 (PT 30+)
(Middletown Location Only) Sign on Bonus - $500 (PT 20+) / $1,000 (PT 30+)
Position Type / Hours per week- PT
All weekday day shift hours
Benefits may include: Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, 403(b) with Company Match, Life and Disability Insurance, Company Contributions to Your HSA, Paid Time Off, and more!
NEW! Same day pay available with Tapcheck
Extensive orientation program that will equip you for success
Employee recognition programs to ensure that you feel valued and appreciated
Multiple forums for providing feedback to the executive team so that your voice is heard Available schedules: Part-time 30+ - Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Part-time 30+ - Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Part-time 30+ - Monday-Friday 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
Part-time 20+ - Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-2:00 PM
Part-time 20+ - Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM-3:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Part-time 20+ - Tuesday-Friday 8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Part-time 20+ - Tuesday-Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Responsibilities: When it comes to what you'll do as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at UCP, here's what to expect: Enhance the ability of the participant to lead a typical life by providing guidance and support to build self-esteem and assertiveness; and to make everyday decisions.
Apply effective, sensitive communication skills to build rapport and channels of communication by recognizing and adapting to the range of participant communication styles.
Develop and implement an individualized plan based on participant preferences, needs, and interests.
Provide and assist the participant with direct care skills such as personal care and hygiene.
Teach and assist with daily living skills like cooking and light housekeeping.
Assist with identifying, securing, and using needed equipment (i.e. adaptive equipment) and therapies (i.e. physical, occupational, and communication).
Explore with the participant his/her vocational interests and assist in preparing for job or school entry.
Develop and facilitate relationships within the community to establish social connections, community connections and relationships.
Arrange and supervise activities including community activities, shopping trips, and social outings per each individual's preferences.
Qualifications: What we're looking for in a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at UCP: Minimum requirements At least 18 years of age
A valid driver's license and 6 months of previous driving experience
Access to vehicle with valid insurance, registration, and inspection
Ability to communicate, read, write, and interpret English
A sincere commitment to our guiding principles
Put the interests of the people we support first
Communicate with all stakeholders
Connect with each other through our shared commitment to the mission
Seek innovative ways to create possibilities
Inspire each other to lead
Foster collaboration and teamwork through trust, accountability, adaptability, and respect Preferred, but not required A High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate
Previous Caregiving, Direct Support Professional, or Direct Care Worker experience
Knowledge of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and/or the aging population While performing the duties of this position, a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at UCP will: Continuously express and exchange ideas
Communicate with others
Apply visual acuity less than 20 inches, apply visual acuity greater than 20 feet
Frequently sit, stand, walk, twist, move 1-10 pounds, move 11-50 pounds
Occasionally move greater than 50 pounds, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, reach above shoulders, work outdoors
Rarely climb stairs, walk on uneven surfaces, use a computer, and apply visual depth perception and field of vision (if vehicle driving duties assigned). UCP Central PA is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to jobs@ucpcentralpa.org.

Keywords: UCP Central PA, Harrisburg , Direct Support Professional, Community Participation Supports (Pay Rate: $15.00/Hour), Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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