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Direct Support Specialist

Company: Boone County Family Resources
Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Are you a creative problem solver with great attention to detail that enjoys working with people?Boone County Family Resources is looking for an experienced individual to fill the role of Direct Support Specialist in our residential program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our organization strongly believes that every individual deserves the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential. The right candidate will be passionate about helping the people we serve thrive in our community, connect with others, and achieve their personal goals.Starting at $17/hour with incentives; additional incentives for weekends and specialized supports are available. Eligible for merit-based raises at 6 months, 1 Year, and annually thereafter.This is a Full-Time position (40/hrs. per week) with shifts ranging from 8 -10 hours days, evenings, and weekends. Direct Support Specialists work with individuals with ID/DD in their homes in a 24/7 residential complex.The Direct Support Specialist is responsible for:--- Developing a rapport with residents and cultivating a safe and supportive relationship--- Assisting individuals with disabilities thriving in their homes by providing support with completing personal hygiene, grooming, cooking, laundry, cleaning, and shopping.--- Supporting individuals with connecting in the community by assisting with transportation to work, activities, and appointments and providing support as needed during activities at various community locations.--- Encouraging individuals to achieve their personal goals through the implementation of planned services and working collaboratively with other team members.--- Work closely with the person served, their plan teams, and supervisors to develop, implement and monitor/ report progress on individual plan goalsMinimum Qualifications:--- Bachelor's degree or 4 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities--- Experience providing direct care to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred--- Ability to obtain a Class E Chauffeurs license--- Access to a licensed and insured vehicle--- Demonstrate responsibility and maturity with excellent communication and organizational skills--- Ability to pass applicable background checks and a pre-employment drug screening

Keywords: Boone County Family Resources, Columbia , Direct Support Specialist, Other , Columbia, South Carolina

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