- Fort Myers, FL, USA
- Full Time
Christmas Bonus, Paid Training, Medical, Vision, Dental, Short- and long-term disability, Supplemental life insurance, Paid vacation
Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Paid Training
Steady and consistent hours, health insurance, bonus opportunities, paid training, and job fulfillment are just a few of the benefits you will receive when you join us in making a difference in the lives of others.
Shalimare Inc. in Fort Myers, FL is looking for compassionate and dependable caregivers to join our amazing team as a full-time Direct Support Professional (DSP) Behavior Assistant. We pay a competitive wage starting at $15/hour.
You will provide personal assistance to adult individuals with autism or developmental disabilities in a group home setting. During your 8-hour shift, you will provide personal assistance in their daily living activities that encourage the individual's personal success. Enjoy meals together, go with them on fun outings, help them with their chores and personal hygiene needs, document progress and ensure their safety, privacy, and well-being.
YOUR LIFE AS A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP) / BEHAVIOR ASSISTANT
This full-time human services direct care position has various shift schedules available based on the direct care needs of the persons served.
As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Behavior Assistant, you provide direct care to adults with developmental disabilities in a group home setting that encourages the individual's personal success. You provide this guidance and direct care during eight hour shifts in their group homes or at the activities they attend. Enjoying meals together, going with them on fun outings, and helping them with their chores are just a few of the ways you assist. Your work as a human services caregiver is also needed in many areas of daily living including hygiene, grooming, shopping, meal preparation, transportation, and housekeeping.
You attend mandatory meetings and training as well as maintain certifications as appropriate. As needed, you provide first aid and wellness care. Using effective mentoring techniques, you provide life skills training in areas such as self-care, money management, and relationship-building. You participate with your clients in adult training and enrichment activities. Conscientiously, you keep accurate and up-to-date documentation as well as promptly report any concerns about health or safety. You are a true human services caregiver in every way. You find it very rewarding to help individuals with autism or developmental disabilities lead self-fulfilling lives!
If you want to get off the job-hopping train and be part of a team of dedicated workers, we make it easy for serious applicants to apply with our initial quick mobile-optimized application. We would love to hear from you.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 1 year or more of verifiable experience in direct client care
- Ability to pass a Level II fingerprint background check
- Ability to lift 50+ lbs
- 21 years or older
- Heart for working with individuals with disabilities
If you can meet these requirements and perform this caregiver job as described above, we would be happy to have you as part of our human services team!
ABOUT SHALIMARE INC.
Established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2004, our primary mission is to ensure that individuals with autism or developmental disabilities live a high-quality life and achieve personal success. Following the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we too recognize "that the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable right of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world". The manner in which we serve this mission is through training, housing, social interaction with the community, and direct support of the individual's personal goals. We are adamant that our clients live a happy and normal life, free from the corporate structure.