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Day Program Direct Support Professional - Individualized Support

Location: Bethel, CT, United States
Schedule: M 10A-5:15P, T 9:30A-4P, W 9A-5:15P, TH 9:30A-4P, F 9:15A-3P

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Day Program Direct Support Professional

Location: Bethel, CT

Schedule: M 10A-5:15P, T 9:30A-4P, W 9A-5:15P, TH 9:30A-4P, F 9:15A-3P

Pay Rate: $18.50/hour

 

At Ability Beyond, We are dedicated to supporting adults with various disabilities, and we are currently seeking a compassionate and motivated Direct Support Professional (DSP) to join our Day Program team.

About the Role:

As a DSP, you will play a crucial role in empowering adults with disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives. This position requires you to be comfortable working independently, making decisions on the spot, and adapting to changing circumstances. You will support individuals in their daily activities, ensuring their safety, well-being, and personal growth.

Responsibilities:

  • Promoting independence, community integration, and peer socialization while enhancing personal life skill development
  • Collaborate with day program team to help individuals served achieve their goals based on their preferences and abilities
  • Help participate in community activities such as sports, going to the movies, shopping, walking in the park, volunteering in the community, etc. We love any creative ideas you have to make each day enjoyable!
  • Providing them with the skills necessary for increased independence within integrated community settings.

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable vehicle
  • Enthusiasm and a passion for helping others.
  • Interest in psychology, behavioral health, or mental health is a plus.
  • Willingness to learn.

Benefits:

  • Extensive paid training and certification program
  • Generous benefits package (medical, dental, vision, pet insurance)
  • Paid time off (increases over years of service)
  • Self-directed retirement plan options (403B)
  • PSLF loan forgiveness eligibility
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program including mental health resources.
  • Ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging initiatives
  • Accredited certification programs in direct care, leadership, and other specialties
  • Employee mentorship program
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • A culture of appreciation, respect, and teamwork

To see a day in the life of our Ability Beyond workforce, check out this video:   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk2TezhPHro

 

 

 

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