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Working at The Harford Center allows you to make a difference in the community while earning competitive wages. We offer opportunities for advancement, generous benefits and PTO accrual rates, and ten paid holidays and up to five paid inclement weather days per fiscal year.

The Harford Center is currently hiring for the following positions: Job Coach, Direct Support Professional, and Driver.

All employees are required to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screening.

To be considered for any position, please:
1. stop by the Harford Center at 4 North Earlton Road in Havre de Grace, MD,
2. Fax your resume to 410-939-4426, Attn: Terry Lawler, or
3. Email your resume to Terry Lawler

Direct Support Professional

Position Title: Direct Support Professional/1:1 Individual Support

Reports To: Program Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Date: July 2021

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Coordinates and schedules individual’s day based on his/her interests and goals

· Helps individuals achieve desired outcomes from community and pre-vocational activities

· Maintains weekly data sheets that are detailed and accurate

· Acts as advocate for all individuals that you support

· Assisting all individuals with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as needed such as feeding, toileting, changing, etc.

· Actively participates in all individual planning meetings for people that you support

· Creates appropriate objectives and outcomes for each individual on his / her case load

· Develops, implements and documents (accurately and in a timely manner) progress to help individuals reach their goals

· Completion of daily Case Notes to describe the individual’s day, how they are progressing towards their goals, and how their activities relate to the services for which they are receiving funding

· Work with individuals to find and help them use community-based resources to achieve their personal outcomes

· Ensures individuals personal needs are met with dignity and respect

· Ensures that individuals are free from abuse, neglect, and harm

· Promote health, safety, and independence for all individuals served in all settings and activities

· Safely transports clients to and from facility

· Observe Individuals for any changes in behavior or health which must be reported as soon as possible

· Follows time schedules in a safe manner

· Maintains mileage sheets on a daily basis

· Accurately records attendance of clients

While Driving

· Completes vehicle safety checklist weekly

· Obeys all traffic rules and regulations

· Maintains daily upkeep and cleanliness of vehicle at all times

· Remains with clients and passengers at all times if no one is in facility upon arrival

· Never leaves any client or passenger unattended at any time

· Assists in the loading and unloading of clients

· Assures person receiving client is the person designated to do so

· Remains alert and on call during the event of an adverse weather condition

· Provides a second set of eyes for the driver when not driving, and alerts him/her to traffic or safety concerns immediately

· Attends scheduled in-service training exercises as required

· Other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Competencies:

· Maintains confidentiality

· Ability to complete online trainings

· Current Driver’s License with 2 points or less

· Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Products

· Ability to multi-task

· Previous experience in service provision to adults with disabilities or physical challenges preferred

· Ability to monitor participant progress, make recommendations and report accordingly

· Strong interpersonal/communication skills

· Possesses a positive attitude with a professional presentation and the ability to work in a team environment

· Current CPR and Basic First Aid certification; strongly preferred; however continued employment is contingent upon it being obtained within 90 days of employment

· Functions independently 80% of the time

· Must be able to drive a 15 passenger van

· Maintains confidentiality of clients and their records

· Current CPR and Basic First Aid certification strongly preferred; however, continued employment is contingent upon it being obtained within 90 days of employment

· Possesses excellent communication skills

· Possesses the ability to assist and keep clients safe in any emergency

· Completes transportation requests in a predetermined time limit

· Possesses a valid MD Driver’s license with less than 2 points in last 3 years –no

· DUI/DWI

· Possesses a positive attitude with a professional presentation and works in a team environment

Education and Experience:

· High School Diploma or equivalent.

· 2-3 years’ experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred.

· Current CPR and First-Aid Certification strongly preferred; however, continued employment is contingent upon it being obtained within 90 days

· Previous experience transporting individuals with special needs preferred

Physical Demands:

· Ability to lift 50lbs

· Ability to stand for long periods of time

· Ability to maneuver a wheel chair and use wheel chair restraints when appropriate.

· Ability to drive a 12 passenger van or personal vehicle for transportation of individuals.

I have read this job descriptions and understand that I can discuss questions with my supervisor

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