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Direct Support Professional - Full Time and Part Time

Job Description
Organization: 
Developmental Disabilities Resource Center
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Programs/Services
Job Description: 

Do you desire a GREAT Work/Life balance?

The Developmental Disabilities Resource Center is HIRING! Join our dynamic team and work side by side with amazing people!  

Developmental Disabilities Resource Center of Lakewood, CO is seeking to hire full-time and part time Direct Support Professionals to work in our residential department supporting people with developmental disabilities. Our full time positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including full medical, dental, vision, 401k, paid vacation, paid holidays, and paid sick time. If this sounds like the opportunity you've been waiting for, apply today!

ABOUT DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES RESOURCE CENTER 

Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC) is a nonprofit private corporation which provides services and supports to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1974, we have been providing quality programs and resources to people and their families in Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin, and Summit counties. Our focus is to offer people a positive choice over their lives which results in person-centered services. 

Every member of our staff plays an essential role in achieving our mission to create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the community. We value our employees as they are the backbone of our organization. We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits. In addition, we provide a supportive environment where talents, initiative, and dedication are recognized and rewarded.

Areas of Responsibility

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL 

As a Direct Support Professional, you are responsible for providing support and guidance to people who live in various residential settings. The support provided includes:

  • Walking side by side as people live the lives they want to live.
  • Provide support in providing entertainment during the evening and weekends.
  • Helping people to make meals of their choice.
  • Assist people to complete their daily routines in regards to selecting the clothes they want to wear, what they want to do and where they want to go.
  • Providing transportation when people want to go to work and/or social events.
  • Educating people with developmental disabilities on budgeting, household maintenance, relationships, etc.

In addition you get to work with a dynamic team of people who's focus in on supporting people to live the lives they want to live.  You will love knowing that your hard work is making a difference in the lives of the amazing people we serve. 

Requirements/Qualifications
  • High School Diploma is required.
  • Experience working with people with developmental disabilities is a plus but we're willing to provide extensive training.
  • Good physical stamina and the ability to safely stand, pivot and transfer up to 75 pounds in order to transfer people is required.
  • We will have you complete a pre-placement physical/function test in order to obtain the position.
  • Finally, we require a good Motor Vehicle Record and will ask that you bring a copy to a scheduled interview.
How To Apply

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM? 

We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this position in our nonprofit organization, please fill out our 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

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For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://www.applicantpro.com/j/973155-82896

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