Direct Support Professional
- United Friends Group Homes
- West Seattle | Washington
Now hiring caring individuals to work as a Direct Support Professional for 6 to 8 adults with intellectual disabilities in a group home setting. Currently hiring in West Seattle for the following shifts :
Schedule 1: (Evenings) Wednesday-Sunday 2pm-10pm with Monday and Tuesday off
Schedule 2: (Variable shift) Sunday-Tuesday 2pm-10pm, Wednesday 12-8pm and Thursday 6am-2pm with Friday and Saturday off.
Vital duties usually include facilitating integration of the residents into the community (This duty is currently on hold for the most part due to COVID-19 but will be starting up again once the pandemic has lessened), assisting residents to be as independent as possible, cleaning, cooking, instruction, documentation, transportation of residents, assisting with medication, providing first aid when needed, assisting adults with personal hygiene (including bathing, dressing, lavatory needs for ALL genders) and providing supportive listening.
No certification is necessary at hire as we can train the right candidates; however, a currently valid NA-C or HCA (Home Care Aide) Certification is preferred as it significantly shortens the training period and allows you more freedom in arranging resident outings and other social activities.
All necessary training is PAID.
Absolutely necessary are the following prerequisites:
At least 18 years old High School diploma or GED
Ability to read/write/speak in English (the language of the residents)
Ability to attend mandatory training sessions as needed (these are typically during weekdays ranging in time from 8am-5pm).
Ability to work a variety of shifts (INCLUDING weekends) since we are staffed 24 hrs/day and have multiple openings. SEE ABOVE FOR CURRENT HIRING NEEDS; SINCE WE ARE STAFFED BASED ON RESIDENT NEEDS, SCHEDULES ARE NOT PERMANENTLY SET IN STONE.
Prospective employees must pass fingerprint-based criminal background check. A valid WA state Driver License (or ability to get one within 30 days of hire) and good driving record are necessary for transporting residents. The currently available positions may require some transporting.
Qualifications and Skills:
- intellectually disabled
- Direct Support