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
Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: GA-GASocial Circle-35 Puppy Chase
Function:Direct Support Professional (Caregivers)
Everybody needs a job but only extraordinary people work here. Our Direct Care team for our is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve. The heart of what we do is support adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
As a Direct Support Professional, DSP with Georgia MENTOR, you’ll be one of those extraordinary people. This position supports individuals we serve in residential settings. We seek creative support professionals to effectively respond to behaviors while keeping the people we serve actively engaged. Provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning, medication administration, and personal care. In this role you will also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. Our DSPs also partner with clinical staff to support the therapeutic and behavioral plans in place.
you interested in working with people with intellectual and developmental
disabilities, and are you looking for a
meaningful change in your work life? If you have a passion for those we
serve… we want to hear from you!
What we require of you:
High school diploma, GED or equivalent
Must be minimum of 18 years of age
Minimum of one year of experience in Direct Care strongly preferred
Valid Georgia Driver’s license with no suspensions due to moving violations in past 3 years
Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds
Must be able to successfully pass our licensure and background check process including education verification
What we offer you:
Full and Part time schedules available; PRN/On Call shifts available
Rewarding work, serving individuals in a dynamic work environment
For employees working minimum of 30 hours/week, paid time off and benefits eligibility
Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events
A chance to make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis
Paid training with career development and advancement opportunities
Access to employee discounts with various vendors
Bring the right attitude; we’ll train you for success!
Initial Training Requirement--Paid Training:
Two week, paid Orientation consisting of 8 days of classroom instruction with 2 days of shadowing.
We have a great work environment and you’ll be surrounded by a strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues. Georgia MENTOR is a partner of The MENTOR Network. Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human service providers offering quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families. Through an array of individualized programs including Residential Services Programs and Family Intervention, Georgia MENTOR helps individuals throughout the state and their families receive the support they need to live life to the fullest in the communities they call home.
With approximately 30,000 employees serving 26,000 consumers in 35 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.
Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals. Apply Today!
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