Owensboro, KY
Full-time
Salary: $11.50 /hour


Do you have a passion for helping others? Wendell Foster strongly believes that every individual deserves the opportunity to reach their dreams and achieve their fullest potential. We are currently hiring experienced individuals to fill the role of Direct Support Professional. We are seeking candidates who provide compassionate care and assistance to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you have prior experience working with developmentally disabled adults in a direct care role, we encourage you to apply for this position. We have full and part time positions available.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Assist with daily living activities, including preparing meals and assisting with personal hygiene
  • Update resident case notes on a daily basis
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans for residents
  • Ensure an appropriate staff-to-client ratio at all times
  • Develop a rapport with residents and cultivate a safe and supportive relationship
  • Ability and willingness to support individuals with challenging behavior

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 6+ months’ experience providing direct care to patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Compassionate about the care and well-being of others
  • Willingness to submit to a pre-employment background check and drug screen
  • Required attendance to person-centered training within first 6 months of employment

We are an equal opportunity employer. We offer excellent benefits (health, dental, vision, 403B, PTO).

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