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Direct Support Professional in Pottstown, PA at KenCrest Services

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Pottstown, PA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/7/2019

Job Description



Direct Support Professional

Do you have a special skill and passion for supporting people? Do you believe that we are better together by including everyone?

The Direct Support Professional role isn't for everybody but it is for those who enjoy a challenge and the reward that comes with it. Being in this role requires both attention to detail and creativity because you are serving as both a life coach and personal support agent.

Joining our team at KenCrest can be fulfilling if you enjoy advocating and helping people who have difficulty communicating for themselves. This role can be rewarding if you like creating activities and experiences for individuals to get to know others in the community.

This opportunity is for caring and energetic people who are determined to find ways to help people with intellectual or physical disabilities live more fulfilling lives.

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Serve as both a caregiver and life coach creating opportunities and promoting individuality and independence
  • May participate with assistance in meal planning, personal care, daily living activities, coaching and teaching/developing skills.
  • Advocate for the individual by assisting in communication and self expression and be creative in supporting the indivdual in meeting his/her own goals.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED, required
  • One (1) year of experience in supporting individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities, preferred
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record, required
  • Clear criminal record, background checks and drug test in accordance with state requirements, required
  • Ability to convey, understand and follow spoken and written instructions in English, required
  • Strong Communication skills, required



The standard rate of pay for this position is $12.00 per hour.



This position is available in multiple locations:

  • Pottstown
  • Boyertown
  • Spring City
  • Douglassville
  • Limerick



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.  Please see the KenCrest website for additional details.