Description Direct Support Professional LONG PRAIRIE Primary Location: United States-MN-MNLong Prairie Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers) Organization:Redwood
Through our area office in Fergus Falls, MN, REM Central Lakes, a partner of the MENTOR Network, offers home and community-bases services to individuals in Crow Wing, Douglas, Pope, Ottertail, Stearns, Grant and Todd counties. We serve children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as autism spectrum disorders, mental health issues, and brain injury. We offer a range of residential services with supports tailored to the needs of each individual as well as hourly support and respite services designed to allow those we serve to be as independent as possible.
Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support individuals with disabilities. As a Direct Support Professional(DSP), Caregiver or Group Home Caregiver with REM Central Lakes you'll be one of those special people.
DSPs are the link to the community for those they serve. For some, they may be the eyes of those unable to see, or the voice for those who can't speak. For others, they are friend, cheerleader and subtle support on the path to one's true potential.
For REM Central Lakes and The MENTOR Network the DSP is one of the most exemplary reflections of the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day. The people that carry out this rewarding, care giving support play an integral and crucial role in the success of our organization.
To that end, the DSP also happens to be one of the best places to start in our company with a myriad of career options to move up and across the organization. We in fact have many success stories from people at all levels that started out in the DSP role.
Whether you have previous experience in this capacity or this just sounds like the type of career path you would like to pursue...we want to hear from you!
REM Central Lakes is seeking Direct Support Professionals/Caregivers to provide assistance to individuals with disabilties in a community-based setting. DSPs provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning; medication administration; and personal care. DSPs may also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. In addition, DSPs support therapeutic and behavioral plans in partnership with clinical staff to enhance the quality of life for those we support.
Must be 18 years of age
Valid driver's license in good standing
Car registration and vehicle insurance if providing transportation for individuals receiving services
Six months of experience in human services preferred
Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks
Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services in more than 30 states to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.
Virtua, a multi-hospital healthcare system, is where talented, driven professionals come to deliver the highest quality patient care. When you join our team, you’ll play an integral role with a comprehensive healthcare system united by shared values and common goals. Whether at one of our hospitals, at a rehabilitation and long-term care center, or in the comfort of our patients’ homes, you’ll find a culture of compassion where excellence, teamwork & integrity are paramount