Seven Hills Foundation

Direct Support Staff (965)

Affiliate
SHRI
Type
Regular Part-Time
Job ID
18066
Schedule
Sunday 9a-3p, Monday - Thursday 3p-7p = 22 hours

Overview

Are you looking to make a difference and promote healthy and happy lives? Do you have a passion for working with individuals with disabilities and significant life challenges helping them to achieve their fullest potential? If so, consider joining us here at Seven Hills Rhode Island where our CORE VALUES include Respect & Kindness, Integrity, Teamwork, Innovation, and Service to others.

 

Direct Support Professionals provides support for people living in their own apartments or homes who require 1-40 hours of staffing support per week. This person-centered service is intended to support people to live as independently as possible to pursue their dreams and experience the joys and challenges of everyday life. Supports are flexible in response to the growing and changing demands of each person’s interests and well-being.

Benefits for Full-time employees: 

  • Health and Dental Insurance: With generous company contribution.
  • Generous Accrued Paid Vacation
  • Vacation Cash-Out Option
  • Paid Personal Days, Holidays and Sick Time
  • Enhanced Retirement Plan: With Employer match
  • Student Loan Assistance: Consolidation, counseling, & limited employer contribution.
  • Tuition Assistance: Reimbursed or prepaid college coursework.
  • Home Mortgage Initiative: Favorable down payment (3-5%), reduced closing costs co-paid by Seven Hills.

*Benefits are based on position and scheduled hours

Responsibilities

 

Direct Support Professionals are responsible for providing services to our program participants living in their own apartment or home in the community. The Direct Support Professionals help enable the individuals to enjoy community events, attend medical appointments, and manage their needs. Services may include assistance with menu planning, financial management, health care planning, adult companionship, and leisure time planning. Direct Support Professionals may provide transportation and accompany individuals on appointments. This position works within a multidisciplinary team following all support plans and is responsible for accurate documentation. Successful completion of medical administration training is required. 

 

Direct Support Professionals are provided a paid New Employee Orientation and receive training on CPR/First Aid, Safety Care, Defensive Driving, and Medication Administration. Comprehensive program-specific training at the work site is also provided.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver’s License & Good Driving Record
  • Physical demands: sitting, pushing, pulling, carrying, grasping, speaking, listening, stooping, crouching, bending, standing, twisting, crawling, walking, and climbing. Requires a normal degree of flexibility; ability to walk, run or shuffle, kneel on one or two knees and then stand up; to utilize upper and lower body strength within weight restrictions; may be required to lift up to fifty (50) pounds or more with assistance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to assisting people with varying disabilities to participate fully in their community and in their own lives.
  • Varied interests and personal connections in the local community.
  • Ability to work as a creative, engaged, dedicated member of your team.

  You can also see an overview of the amazing work our organization does with this video: 

https://vimeo.com/344648526

 

The mission of Seven Hills Foundation is to promote and encourage the empowerment of people with significant challenges so that each may pursue their highest possible degree of personal well-being and independence

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