Direct Support Professional
*Great, easy & rewarding job for people who love people- must have own vehicle & CPR & First Aid prior to start :)
Would You Like To Make The World A Better Place?
Friendly Connections, Inc. is hiring Direct Care Professionals throughout all 21 counties of New Jersey. We are looking for happy, caring, and friendly individuals to join our team! Friendly Connections care for their employees as much as their clients. We do at least once a month check ins with both our clients and Direct Support Professionals to make sure everything is good.
Our Direct Support Professionals provide community and support services for disabled and elderly persons, and dementia patients. This includes coaching services in Supported Employment, Pre-Vocational Training, Community inclusion services, Individual Supports, Career Planning, and Community-Based Supports.
Our goal is to provide the best quality services to each individual and family we serve throughout New Jersey. Each client has their own unique needs that our employees help fulfill in the comfort of the patient’s home. Every member of our team is an essential part to both Friendly Connections; and our patients long term success and happiness.
*Looking for someone to drive client to work 4 days a week (75 miles/day)
Flexible scheduling (Monday-Friday and Weekends) as necessary
Full-time and Part-time hours available
This is NOT an overnight position
Job Duties and Responsibilities Include But Are Not Limited To:
Assist with daily living and activities and help individuals integrate into the community
Help promote independence, social skills, self-care, and development
Assist individuals in services outside of the participants home, including recreational activities
Provide basic training of tech and communication skills
Provide job coaching services
Transport individuals to and from their homes, activities, appointments, etc.
Maintain confidentiality and privacy of all patient information compliant to HIPAA law and regulations
Other duties as assigned
Must love working with and helping people
Must be over 18 years of age or older
High School Diploma or equivalent
A valid driver's license and vehicle insurance in the state of NJ
Driving record with 4 points or less
Employee must comply with state regulations as necessary
Employee must cooperate with state regulations and NJ Department staff in any inspection or investigation
Pass state and federal background checks
First Aid and CPR certification
Drug Test prior to employment & random drug tests after
The ability to exercise good judgement and use common sense
The ability to remain calm in crisis situations
The ability to interact with a wide range of people and situations
The ability to work with people with different needs that may also need more attention than others
The ability to undergo initial and ongoing training as necessary
File this online
Background check with the state
Send you a code and a website and you schedule and get your fingerprints done
This can take a while to get an appointment so it is important to schedule this ASAP
Basic paperwork: W4 forms
TO APPLY: Please visit www.friendlyconnections.net and include a RESUME and a LETTER OF INTEREST.
Friendly Connections Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FC will ensure equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, age, pregnancy, marital or family status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran statutory any other characteristic protected by law.
Job type: Full time, Part time
Salary range: $14-16 per hour
Medical available with employee contribution
Industry: Non-Profit Organization, Individual and Family Services, Health Care