Lead Direct 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
Lead Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: United States-IA-IACedar Rapids
Function:Direct Support Professional (Caregivers)
REM Iowa is seeking Lead Direct Support Professionals to provide assistance to individuals with intellectual disabilities, brain injury and emotional, behavioral or medical complexities in a community-based setting. Take the next step in your career. Lead DSPs divide their time between providing direct care and office work. This position assists with daily oversight of individuals in services in a leadership role. Lead DSPs work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team to develop and implement individual Plan of Cares, Individual Program Plans, monthly financial reports and to complete other necessary paperwork according to agency and regulatory guidelines. Lead DSPs may assist with staff training and scheduling, participate in a professional on-call system and need to demonstrate a willingness to work a flexible schedule.
This position provides services to people with a broad array of disabilities, whether that be behavioral, physical, or mental health through assistance with activities of daily living, such as:
- Errands to shopping or activities
- Transporting to medical appointments
- Enjoying recreational outings together
- meal preparation and planning
- assisting with domestic tasks
- Assisting with medication administration
- Personal hygiene and grooming
- Bathing and toileting
- Teaching strategies to live as independently as possible
- implementing therapeutic and behavioral plans
• High school diploma or GED
• Must be 18 years of age
• Valid driver’s license in good standing
• Valid Car registration and vehicle insurance
• Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks
• At least 1 year of related work experience preferred
Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401k
In addition we offer non-traditional benefits:
· Advancement opportunities
· Variety of paid training opportunities
· Working for one of the largest Human Services providers in the nation
“Life to the fullest. Every Day.”
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