Direct Support ProfessionalApply Now Job ID 1600013L
Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: NJ-NJToms River-244 Chestnut St
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)
Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support individuals with disabilities; children with emotional, behavioral or medical complexities; children and adults. As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) with New Jersey MENTOR you’ll be one of those special people.
Our DSPs (Caregivers) are the link to the community for those they serve. For some, they may be the eyes of those unable to see, or the voice for those who can’t speak. For others, they are friend, cheerleader and subtle support on the path to one’s true potential.
For New Jersey MENTOR and The MENTOR Network our Direct Care Staff are the most exemplary reflections of the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day. The people that carry out this rewarding, care giving support play an integral and crucial role in the success of our organization.
To that end, the DSP also happens to be one of the best places to start in our company with a myriad of career options to move up and across the organization. We in fact have many success stories from people at all levels that started out in the DSP role.
Whether you have previous experience in this capacity or this just sounds like the type of career path you would like to pursue…we want to hear from you!
New Jersey MENTOR is seeking Direct Support Professionals/Caregivers to provide assistance to people in a community-based setting. DSPs provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning; medication administration; and personal care. DSPs may also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. In addition, DSPs support therapeutic and behavioral plans in partnership with clinical staff to enhance the quality of life for those we support.
What we require of you:
High school diploma or GED
Must be minimum of 18 years of age
Valid driver’s license in good standing
Car registration and vehicle insurance if providing transportation for individuals receiving services
Successful clearance of background checks
- Flexible, consistent schedules. Full and Part time schedules available
- A rewarding work environment with some of the best co-workers you could ask for
- Competitive pay rates, paid time off, and benefits for 30+ hour work week
- Paid training; Holiday pay
- Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events
- A chance to make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis
- Career development and advancement opportunities
- Access to employee discounts with various vendors
dynamic work environment where no day is ever the same as the next
We have a great work environment and you’ll be surrounded by a strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues. New Jersey MENTOR is a partner of The MENTOR Network. The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human service providers offering quality, community-based services. 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!