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Direct Support Professional

Friendly Connections, Inc.
Passaic, NJ
$14-16/ hour + mileage
February 23, 2021


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.

Work Schedule:

*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

Job Requirements:

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

Flexible schedule

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

Job Specifications

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

Hiring Process:

Drivers abstract

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 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 Details

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