Direct Support Professional
The primary task of the Direct Support Professional (DSP) is to teach, guide and assist individuals with disabilities to acquire, retain and improve the self-help, socialization and adaptive skills necessary to reside successfully in home and community-based settings. The successful candidate will be expected to achieve this by implementing the goals outlined in the Staff Action Plan and assist the individual to:
- Maintain a comfortable home.
- Participate in recreational and social functions.
- Refine socialization skills.
- Exercise choice and self-determination.
- Implement daily practices to promote positive behavioral and physical health.
- Communicate and express oneself effectively.
- Explore new and practical experiences.
- Engage in and contribute to the community.
Staff must provide their own transportation to and from individual’s home and accompany the individual in the community, maintain confidentiality of all work-related information and complete DSP Basic Training upon being hired and annually as needed.
Who may be considered:
Successful candidates will have experience working with individuals with disabilities. A valid Driver's License and a reliable vehicle to provide transportation is required. A High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred.
Placement: Per diem
Wages: $12.85/hour, $13.35/hour after six (6) months of successful employment
Number of Vacancies: Multiple
Location: Herkimer & Oneida County
How to Apply:
A hard copy of your resume and cover letter may also be forwarded to: RCIL, P.O. Box 210, Utica, NY 13503-0210, Attention: Recruitment.
It is the policy of RCIL to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or accommodations to fully participate in the interview process, please contact the HR Recruiter at 315-797-4642. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a person’s disability.
RCIL promotes a scent/chemical free environment. To support this effort, we ask that all applicants refrain from wearing scented products while in the office.
RCIL is an equal opportunity employer. All persons—including people with disabilities; elders; women; and people of racial and ethnic minority—are encouraged to apply.
It is RCIL’s policy and agency standard that all employees participate in advocacy for Civil Rights and Agency activities. Apply today to make a difference!