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Direct Support Professional

California Mentors

This is a Contract position in Jefferson, NJ posted January 9, 2022.

Description New Jersey MENTOR and REM New Jersey, members of the Sevita family, , provide services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. New Jersey MENTOR operates in some communities as REM New Jersey. Direct Support Professional/CaregiverWould you like to make a difference every day in someone’s life? Based in community settings, and working closely with our clinical staff to support therapeutic and behavioral plans, DSPs provide assistance and strategies to the individuals we serve to live as independently as possible.Transportation and support out in the community: outings/field trips, medical appointments, and shopping Assist with daily living skills including meal preparation and assist with medication administration Provide guidance on a range of developmental goals from community participation, household budgeting, exercise, nutrition, and supporting vocational responsibilities Support persons served with living skills such as personal hygiene, grooming, and/or bathingAssist individuals we serve to redirect agitated or aggressive behaviors Qualifications:High School Diploma or GED Must be minimum of 18 years of age Six months of experience in human services preferred Valid driver’s license in good standing Successful clearance of background checks A reliable, responsible attitude A compassionate approach and a commitment to quality in everything you doWhy Join Us? Full, Part-time, and As Needed schedules available Full compensation/benefits package for employees working 30+ hours/week 401(k) with company match Paid time off and holiday payRewarding work, impacting the lives of those you serve, working alongside a great team of coworkers Enjoy job security with nationwide career development and advancement opportunities