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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Company: Residential Services Inc.
Location: Brookston
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Residential Services, Inc. (RSI) is hiring full-time Direct Support Professionals (DSP) for our adult foster care home in Brookston, MN. As a DSP, you will help people with disabilities and mental illness live their best, most fulfilling lives. If you are compassionate, warm-hearted, and reliable with a passion for caring for others, apply to join our team! No prior experience or certifications are required to get started in this exciting and rewarding field!The Westbrook program is located in Brookston, MN about 30 miles outside of Cloquet. Westbrook provides supported living settings and an apartment on a beautiful, wooded 160-acre working farm with cows, horses, a donkey, and vegetable gardens. Westbrook's unique setting and structured environment provides a diverse outdoor recreation program of hiking, biking, fishing, carpentry and crafts, agate hunting, animal tracking, and other outdoor activities. Hours include 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and/or 2:30 pm-10:30 pm. Every other weekend required.Salary: $16.75-$17.25 per hour :This program pays a rate exception of $1.75 per hour on top of RSI's regular wages. Rate exceptions are requested by RSI from the Department of Human Services (DHS) due to more significant staff support needs for one or more person at the program, so we may compensate direct care staff at a higher wage. Please note that rate exceptions are tied to the individual(s) receiving services and will no longer be offered if the individual terminates service with RSI or no longer needs the additional supports.What we offer: :- Health and dental insurance (Full-time)- 403(b) retirement plan with employer matching- Paid Time Off (PTO) for full-time and part-time staff- Paid training- $500 refer a friend bonus- Employee Assistance Program- Long term/Short term disability and life insurance (Full-time)Other benefits RSI employees enjoy include flexible scheduling, free meals, employee recognition and rewards, and every other weekend off. Eligible employees may also qualify for tuition assistance and student loan forgiveness through state and federal assistance programs.You will gain a diverse range of skills as a DSP that will help jump start careers in many different fields, including promotion opportunities at RSI, social services, human services, psychology, education, healthcare, physical and occupational therapy, communications, and much more.What Youll do as a DSP: :As a DSP, you will help people with disabilities and mental illness live their best, most fulfilling lives. You will assist in a variety of day-to-day tasks based on the needs and goals of the people you are caring for. Duties may include medication administration, household duties, behavioral management, assistance with personal hygiene and medical cares, and community activities such as shopping, concerts, going out to eat, movies, fitness, outdoor recreation, and more. You will develop meaningful relationships and be part of a person-centered culture that values the people we support and team members.Your schedule will typically include 48-hour shifts with hours scheduled during the week and every other weekend. We support people 24/7 and have a variety of shift times available.For this position you will need: :- To pass a post-offer background check- A valid drivers license and be able to pass an MVR check if working days or eveningsAbout RSI: :RSI has been working in communities in Minnesota since 1978 in home and community-based settings for people living with disabilities and mental illness, providing a range of services catered for individuals of all ages, identities, and abilities. We believe that all people, regardless of their disability, can live successfully in a community-based setting given the proper supports.How to Apply: :You can apply online by visiting our employment website at www.rsi.jobs. You may also fill out a paper application at any of our office locations. Interviews are conducted over the phone, video chat, or in person.If you require reasonable accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, or participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to our HR Department at (218) 740-7603 or info@residentialservices.org.Learn more about RSI by visiting our website and liking us on Facebook.RSI is an Equal Opportunity EmployerSalary: $16.75-$17.25 per hour :RSI is a 2021 Star Tribune Top Workplaces National Standard EmployerEnhancing the lives of people with disabilities by providing innovative services that promote inclusion and self-determination. :Keywords: entry-level, social services, human services technician, program counselor, PCA, personal care attendant, residential, group home, CNA, certified nursing assistant, HHA, home health aide, caregiver, direct support professional, DSP, DCP, direct care, program manager, ILS, independent living coordinator, direct support staff, DSS, community support staff, community advisor, supported living, mental health practitioner, behavioral aide, residential coordinator, residential counselor, psychology, social work, LSW, sociology, special needs, disabilities, counseling, personal cares, healthcare, behavioral specialist, treatment counselor, homemaker, healthcare, ARMHS, therapy, therapist, special educationby Jobble

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