Job Opening: Community Support Specialist/Direct Support Professional

Posting Date: May 19, 2016
 
Job Title: Community Support Specialist/Direct Support Professional-Day Program
Shift: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Position Description:  Provides support to adults with Development Disabilities in a structured day program setting, adapting integration/inclusion techniques in the community and methods of instruction, guidance and support in meeting individual needs.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides opportunities for community inclusion while considering individualized preferences, communication styles and physical limitations of clients.
  • Confers with Supervisors, Coordinators, Residential Providers and IDT team members to develop community-based programs for clients.
  • Supports clients by using therapeutic educational strategies and techniques to improve sensory motor, and perceptual motor development, perception, memory, language, cognition and social and emotional development.
  • Performs direct care functions relating to personal hygiene, eating, toileting, wheelchair transfers and so on.
  • Works with other staff members to develop programs that maximize client’s potentials.
  • Works with clients to increase motivation, provide consistent reinforcement to learning, continuous assessment of level of functioning and continuous positive and constructive feedback on all learning activities.
  • Continually assesses outcomes related to the overall quality of life for clients as they relate to Day Program.
  • Transports clients in or on community outings in company vehicles.
Qualifications:
 
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university or one or two years equivalent combination of experience and training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Submit resume and cover letter to:
Courtney Rau, Human Resource Generalist
Support, Inc.
courtney.rau@supportinc.com, or via fax 303 340-0385
 
About Support, Inc.:
 
Exciting opportunity to join a progressive and growing organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages.  Support, Inc. has provided community based solutions for 25 years and serves the entire front range of Colorado.
 
Our mission is to serve our constituents and customers in innovative, and cost-effective ways, and to provide the very best in community based residential and day services.  We strive to serve people in a way that honors choice making, health and safety, being part of the community, individual relationships, and a positive picture of the future.
 
Support, Inc. provides community based services that result in quality lifestyles: Lifestyles that are characterized by integration into the community, a sense of belonging, empowered choice-making, and opportunities for growth and learning.
 
All Support, Inc. services share a characteristic of being community based, and tied to "best practices" in the industry. We take pride in our flexibility and responsiveness to our customers. Our expertise includes 24-hour supervised living, ADA issues, Positive Behavior Supports, and medical supports.
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