Arc of Howard
  • Columbia, MD, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full/Part Time

We have multiple openings for Direct Support Professionals in our Residential department.  Positions include full and part time work as well as weekday and weekend hours.  Work locations are primarily in Columbia but may also include other areas of Howard County.  If you are seeking a rewarding career that allows you to make a difference in someone's life apply now!  

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the person being supported to ensure safety in all aspects of their lives (medical, health, behavioral)
  • Help implement the person supported Individual Plan.
  • Ensure that person being supported rights and dignity are respected.
  • Assist he person being supported with their personal care such as; toileting, feeding, showering, grooming, etc.
  • Help the people supported maintain a family-style household; including preparing meals (that align with their dietary restrictions), keeping the house clean and ensuring that there are no safety hazards.
  • Drive agency vehicle to transport persons supported to activities, doctor appointments, their families house, etc.
  • Administer medication and document it properly on the Medication Administration Records.
  • Complete necessary paperwork during your shift; diary notes, incident reports, behavior data, etc.
  • Promote community inclusion, self-determination and self-sufficiency in those being supported through personal interactions.
  • Attend mandatory house meetings.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must:

  • Have excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • A High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • A valid US Driver License
  • An acceptable Criminal Background Investigation
  • An acceptable drug screen
  • An acceptable Motor Vehicle Record (no more than 3 points on record)
  • A passing score on the Medication Administration Pre Test (completed at the time of interview)
  • Be willing to complete Medication Administration 20 hour training course upon hire

Why Should You Come Work for The Arc of Howard County?

  • Building wonderful bonds with both staff and the people we support.
  • Paid Training
  • Matching 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Health Coverage for Full-time employees working at least 30 hours per week.
  • Dental Coverage for Full-time employees working at least 30 hours per week.
  • Vision Coverage for Full-time employees working at least 30 hours per week. 
  • Paid Vacation Days for Full-time employees working at least 30 hours per week. 
  • Paid Sick Days for Full-time employees working at least 30 hours per week. 
  • Holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas) for Full-time employees. 
  • Long Term Disability for Full-time employees working at least 30 hours per week. 
  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment for Full-time employees working at least 30 hours per week.

 

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