Direct Support Professional for After-School Program
Lauren's Institute for Education is seeking Direct Support Professionals for our After-School Program to work with children with special needs in a fun, educational setting.
During the After-School Program, the Direct Service Professional (DSP) is responsible for implementing a variety of interventions designed to maximize the functioning of the consumer within the structured program. Services may include but are not limited to: habilitative therapies, special developmental skills, behavior intervention and sensory-motor development. The DSP must be able to actively participate with the consumer(s) in a variety of activities and throughout their schedule including, but not limited to, collaboration with other members of the treatment team, habilitative therapies, special developmental skills, behavior intervention and sensory-motor development.
The DSP will take data on appropriate programming and will take daily notes on behaviors and activities; will follow all procedures and policies for paperwork and mandatory reporting; and must be able to work as part of a team and must be willing to take directions, feedback, suggestions and constructive criticisms from team, therapists and direct supervisor.
The DSP must be self-motivated, possess high energy, and good moral character; must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. or more. The DSP may perform other related duties as assigned, in a safe and prudent manner as directed by the clinical directors.
Education and experience in the same or related field is preferred; however, we do provide training for those who have a heart to work with children.
After-School Program hours:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - 4pm - 6pm
Wednesdays - 1pm - 6pm
The benefits for this position include:
- Medical, dental and vision benefits
- Paid time off up to 40 hours, even for part-time employees
- Excellent training (through in-services, co-treats with experienced therapists, and 5-hour ABA online training; $350 value.)
- Incentive programs available
- Professional Growth Plans
Skills / Requirements
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows; clinical assessment and documentation; strong communication and presentation skills/ability to professionally promote direct support services.
Must have or be willing to quickly obtain current certificates or cards in;
- CPR-Infant, Child and Adult with AED
- First Aid
- Article 9
- Fingerprint Clearance Card.
Pay: $12 to $13/hour
Job Status: Part Time