Job Title: Direct Support Professional – Full-time
Are you a direct support professional looking to apply your skills? Are you looking for a position that fits your schedule? Need to make some extra cash? We staff our community homes 24 hours a day, and we can find a place for you!
No experience needed – paid training is provided.
Students – a great fit for any major – social work, psychology, human services.
Sign-on bonus – $1,500.00 for part-time and casual positions and $3,000.00 for full-time hires!
At Achieva, we envision a community where all people with disabilities lead lives of personal significance. We are an organization of individuals, professionals, and community partners that help people reach their individualized goals. Throughout its 70 years, Achieva has been committed to the support and inclusion of those with disabilities.
Full-time, entry-level, hourly
$15.45 per hour
Location: Greater Pittsburgh area.
Vehicle at each site for transportation.
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) provide direct care and personal support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a community setting They ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the people we support.
DSPs positively impact the people we support in a number of ways: taking people to medical appointments, participating in recreational activities, helping people with personal care, and supporting activities of daily living.
Job Responsibilities – Highlights
Performs personal hygiene tasks as needed (toileting, bathing, etc.)
Understands and support the rights of the individual and the achievement of personal outcomes. Serves as a model of appropriate language, dress, and behavior. Follows crisis procedures and contacts appropriate staff.
Communicates individual concerns and assists in the resolution of issues.
Follows procedures for managing individual funds. Successfully completes medication management training and administers medications as specified. Must obtain CPR certification within six months of the start date.
Full time – Medical, dental, and vision with low employee monthly contributions and low deductibles. Achieva pays for term life insurance, accidental death insurance, and long-term disability Achieva contributes to the 403(b) retirement plan after 1 year with or without employee contributions. Paid time off and holiday pay.
The equivalent of a High School Diploma is required. Ability to complete one person transfers is required. One year of related experience is preferred. Reliable transportation is essential. A valid driver’s license is required. Must meet Act 33 and 34 requirements and pass an FBI background check.
Achieva is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (EOE) and an Employer Partner under the Ticket to Work Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Achieva is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact our Human Resources Department at 412-995-5000, or email email@example.com.
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