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Direct Support Professional in Lansdale, PA at KenCrest Services

Date Posted: 10/30/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Lansdale, PA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/30/2018

Job Description



Direct Support Professionals

KenCrest Services is seeking individuals for a Direct Support Professional (DSP) role.  The DSP serves as an empowerment agent for individuals with varying levels of disabilities.  A Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides individually focused care and support to ensure each person can make choices and meet outcomes. You will be encouraging growth toward independence in activities of daily living, socialization, community involvement, and support in expression of choices.

The Ideal candidate will be motivated primarily by the opportunity to truly help this population and understands the impact they have on an individual's life.  He or she must be energized, positive, compassionate, client-focused, emotionally supportive, creative and trust worthy to maximize the experience for the individual.

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



Must have personal and reliable means of transportation and be willing to use the vehicle for commuting during their shift.

Hourly rate of pay is $13.86

Positions are available in the following locations:

  • Bensalem
  • Cheltenham
  • Doylestown
  • Holland
  • Horsham
  • Lansdale
  • Levittown
  • Norristown
  • Philadelphia
  • Richboro
  • Souderton
  • Warrington




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