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Direct Support Professional

companyEaster Seals Goodwill of ND
locationGrand Forks, ND, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Join our team today where a better community begins with you!  Enjoy a collaborative, flexible environment working with a team of individuals carrying out the common goal of serving your community and helping people live their best life!  We believe that education, training, and work is transformational and can form a key element of a person's life.  We believe through people-focused service delivery, a person can lead a productive life and that the most valuable assets are the people we employ and serve.

When working part-time at Easter Seals, schedules vary from 2 hours a day or longer.  If you can't work 8 hours at a time, that is not a concern at all.  We have varying schedule types to fit with your life while attaining your career goals.

The Direct Support Professional will provide services to adults and children with disabilities along with their families by carrying out the Mission, Vision and Values of Easter Seals Goodwill ND, Inc. (ESGWND) 

• Interest in and/or experience in supporting people with disabilities to achieve their goals and outcomes.
• Ability to work both as a team and alone, to complete tasks as instructed, be receptive to new ideas and be creative in helping to solve problems.
• Believe that everyone can and must have an opportunity to learn and grown, regardless of their disability.
• Age 16 or older.
• Ability to meet and maintain background investigation requirements, and commitment to providing a drug-free, non-violent place for people supported to live and our employees to work.
• Driver’s License might be required depending upon program needs.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Assist and support people to realize their goals and attain personal outcomes.
• Assist and support people to develop and/or maintain a social support network.
• Assist and support people to maintain or re-establish their family connections.
• Assist and support people to maintain their home, their health, and their well-being.
• Assist and support people to utilize their community and its resources.
• Assist and support people to direct their services and make informed choices in all aspect of their life.
• Assist and support people to have a safe environment in which to live and work, free of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
• Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds on your own.
• To be an advocate for people with disabilities and to teach members of the community to treat people we support with dignity and respect by modeling positive attitudes and respectful communication and interactions.

Benefits and Pay:
This is a benefitted position with paid time off and medical, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.  Pay is competitive and based on experience.  

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