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Direct Support Professional - DSP in Cheshire, CT at KenCrest Services

Date Posted: 9/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Cheshire, CT
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/15/2018

Job Description



Direct Support Professional

KenCrest Services is seeking Direct Support Professionals to work in a group home setting in Cheshire with people with intellectual disabilities and autism. Full-time, part-time and per diem positions on various shifts are available.  Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting individuals with activities of daily living (examples are personal care, meals and medication).
  • Encouraging individuals to participate in community activities.
  • Handling general housekeeping tasks and meal preparation.

While providing supervision and support, the Direct Support Professional also provides opportunity for each individual to develop and grow toward greater independence.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 2 years of experience in a related position
  • Fluency in American sign language is required for the Waterbury location
  • Certification in medication administration, first aid, and CPR
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle record
  • Clear criminal record and other background checks in accordance with state requirements
  • Ability to convey, understand and follow spoken and written instructions in English

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Benefits

KenCrest offers a wide variety of benefits for full time employees including Medical, Dental, Life/AD&D, Disability, 403b Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off and more.  Some benefits are available for part-time employees as well.  Please see the KenCrest website for additional details.



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