COARC Direct Support Professional: FO-DSP in Valatie, New York

Direct Support Professional: FO-DSP

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  • 11-May-2018 to 15-Jun-2018 (EST)

  • Valatie, NY, USA

  • $13.11

  • Hourly

  • Full Time

Low cost medical, dental and vision. 25 paid days off plus 10 holidays your first year. Many more employment perks !!!!

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We are currently looking for a

Direct Support Professional

Valatie, NY

New Pay Rate!!

Coarc is a CQL (Counsel on Quality and Leadership) accredited agency which means we redefine quality in terms of personal outcomes, the importance of person center services, and social networks in facilitating personal quality of life outcomes for the people we serve.

We are looking for applicants that are willing to help support our mission and vision while working with the people we support.

Our Intensive IRA's (Individualized Residential Alternative) are single family residences located throughout Columbia County where individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live with the added support of staff to assist them with daily living skills.

Individuals living in our Intensive IRA Residential Homes require more care than in an IRA. It could include higher medical needs, behavior support, communication facilitation, and needing assistance with eating, bathing and toileting.

The focus in this position:

  • Assist each individual in knowing their personal strengths and worth and sharing these traits with others in various community settings.

  • Work in a professional and ethical manner to establish a trusting relationship with the individuals and the employees at the site.

  • Follow all training, safety and reporting procedures. Maintain records and ensure completion of all required documentation.

  • Assist the individuals in maintaining a comfortable and orderly home by teaching them within the scope of their abilities home cleaning activities, care for clothing, cooking skills and personal care skills.

  • Assist and/or distribute medications per individual's requirements.

  • Participate in meetings to stay focused on the individuals' wants, needs and goals.

The requirements of this position:

  • High School Diploma or GED (now called TASC).

  • Exceptional written, communication, and computer skills.

  • A valid driver's license.

  • Ability to be certified in all required trainings.

  • Occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Preferred 1 year experience with individuals who exhibit challenging behaviors.

This is what our agency can offer you:

  • A lifelong career opportunity in which you can grow and develop while working with people with intellectual and or developmental disabilities.

  • Paid trainings.

  • 23 days off your first year with the ability to increase each year worked.

  • 10 paid holidays as well as your birthday.

  • Low cost health, dental and vision insurance (around $70 month for an individual)

  • Low cost college program for youandyour family (get your Bachelor's degree for as little as $12,000 and from the convenience of your home)

Pay Rate: $13.11 hr. plus an extra $2.00 hr. for hours worked between Friday 11:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 pm

Current site openings: We have several afternoon/evening shifts this includes weekends.Please visit our website atwww.coarc.orgfor specific details on current shift openings.

Things to keep in mind when applying:

When applying on; when uploading your resume you will need to go back in to complete your application.

When applying on ; Top tool bar click on "Work at Coarc", Click on "View all job postings/Apply", click on desired position, complete "Apply Now", Click "Apply for this position" Follow all prompts.

Complete an applicationin fulland include Job number FO-DSP on the application.

For questions; please call 672-4451 ext. 2141 or ext. 2143 or email

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