Behavioral Support Professional
As a caregiver, you’ll build relationships and enhance lives by providing care and support to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, physical or behavioral challenges, or traumatic brain injuries. The work you do is meaningful - you can make a real difference in the lives of those we serve to live as independently as possible.
- Full Time, Part Time, and PRN
- Days, Weekends, Nights, Overnights
- Meaningful Work
Can you be a successful caregiver for The MENTOR Network? If you share these traits, you can help the people you serve experience the true freedom that comes from learning to live independently.
I wanted to make a difference in the world and saw the opportunity as a DSP as a way to make the world a better place. Helping someone else achieve their goals made me feel awesome.~ Jon Fisher, President, Community Support Services (CSS), started his career as a Direct Support Professional.
A Closer Look
Paid Time Off
401k and HSA/FSA
Behavioral Support Professional
Primary Location: United States-IA-IACedar Rapids
Function:Direct Support Professional (Caregivers)
As a Caregiver/Direct Support Professional with REM Iowa, you’ll work in residential settings supporting individuals with autism, intellectual, physical, and behavioral disabilities.
We have a variety of shifts and schedules available:
- Full-time or part-time
- Days, afternoons, evenings, weekends and overnights
Provide support to individuals through assistance with activities of daily living such as:
- Assisting individuals to redirect agitated or aggressive behaviors
- Teaching strategies to live as independently as possible
- Provide direct care support, behavior management, crisis intervention and/or other service support in a structured individual and group setting
- Support individual in following expected routines
- Errands to shopping or activities
- Transporting to medical appointments
- Enjoying recreational outings together
- Preparing meals and cleaning of household
- Assisting with medication administration
- Personal hygiene, grooming, bathing, and toileting
- Participate in daily/weekly program meetings
- Participate in Annual POC and/or other individual meetings
- Participates in staff development and professional growth activities
- Maintains proper training to meet requirements of the program
We will teach you – come on board: paid training will be provided based on the individuals and program you support.
- Must be 18 years of age
- Valid driver’s license in good standing for most positions
- Access to registered, insured vehicle for most positions
- Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks
- Previous experience preferred but not necessary
- Reliable, responsible attitude
- Compassionate, relationship-building approach
- Dedicated, self-starter, with the ability to work independently
- Paid Training
- Consistent Schedules
- Family-oriented environment, casual dress and employee events
- Benefits (Medical, Dental and Vision) along with PTO and Holiday Pay for employees working over 30 hours per week.
- A dynamic work environment where no day is ever the same as the next.
- Career development and advancement opportunities throughout the nation-wide Network
- A chance to make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis
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