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Caregiver/Direct Support Professional - Greater Bristol Area

Company: Ability Beyond
Location: Bristol
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

At Ability Beyond, we discover, build and celebrate the ability in all people. Our organization is dedicated to empowering every person, no matter their ability, to have the opportunity to live, work and thrive as an integral part of their community. We are currently seeking dedicated and motivated direct care staff to support our expanding Young Adult - Transitional Programs team.

Why should you join our team?

  • Extensive paid training and certification program
  • Generous benefit package (medical, dental, PTO, etc.)
  • Flexible work schedules and overtime available
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • A culture of appreciation, respect, and teamwork
  • An opportunity to have a positive impact in the lives of others!What makes Ability Beyond a unique place to grow?
    • We offer a wide range of growth opportunities within our agency. Through our Pathways program, full time employees have the ability to undergo a mentor and supervision program, behavior specialty, or our Direct Support Professional certification course.
    • With our mentorship-matching program, we give our employees a mentor who -come in as a part of our Interim Floater Talent Pool, a unique position that offers new employees the opportunity to really learn about all of our programs.
    • We have various programs such as independent -living, a robust day program, and have an extensive career development network.
    • Through Breathe Equality, our employee resource group we ensure our employees have a place where they can belong.
    • Recently launched, our Grow Beyond initiative spotlights our growth opportunities and stories to show how you can level up in your career.Schedule: -We are hiring for all shifts - day, evening, and overnight. At least one weekend day availability required.

      Payrate: -
      • $17.25/hour
      • Shift & weekend hourly incentives ($2-$7 per hour)Program Locations Include: Bristol, Wolcott, and New BritainWhat are the responsibilities of a Direct Support Professional?
        • Assist young adults (typically between the ages of 21-30) with social skills development, community integration, life skills instruction, medical care, and educational/vocational supports in a homelike therapeutic environment.
        • Cooking, cleaning and arranging/transporting residents to appointments.
        • Working with individuals served to help them achieve their goals based on their individual preferences and abilities.
        • Help participate in community activities such as sports, going to the movies, shopping, walking in the park, doing crafts, 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 & vehicle
          • No experience needed! -To see the day in the life of our Ability Beyond heroes, check out this video: -
   Keywords: Caregiver, Location: Bristol, CT - 06010

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