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Direct Support Professional

Location: Manalapan, NJ 07726
Date Posted: 11/27/2019
Category: Direct Care Services
Education: HS Graduate/GED

Do you have a passion for helping others? If so, come create a colorful difference with Kaleidoscope Family Solutions (KFS)!

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILTIES
The primary role is to assist individuals acquire and maintain skills to improve their daily-living, domestic, adaptive, and socialization skills, but is not limited to the following responsibilities:
* Assisting individuals in acquiring, maintaining and improving self-help, domestic, socialization and adaptive skills.
* Supporting individuals, helping them to learn, maintain or improve skills through their participation in a variety of activities of everyday life.
* Engage in activities with the individuals to allow them to live in the community, to live more independently, or to be more productive and participatory in community life.
* Transport individuals for, personal shopping, community exploration, recreation activities and medical appointments
* Cultivate safe and supportive relationships
* Submit accurate and complete weekly progress notes
* Complete necessary training based on the Individuals needs

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
* Must be compassionate and willing to care for the well-being of others
* Minimum of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
* Current CPR and First Aid Certification (can obtain through company)
* Medication and Preventing Abuse and Neglect Training and Stephen Komnino's Law
* Willing to comply with required policies, standards, and regulations
* Must have a valid driver's license and existing insurance
* Must be willing and able to complete a criminal background check, child abuse clearance, and drug test
* Must be able to complete and pass a driving history check
* Must be willing to drive individuals in personal car throughout the community
* Must have flexible availability
* Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

ADVANTAGES
* Personal and professional fulfillment in an impactful role
* Paid on a weekly basis
* Flexible work hours including evenings and weekends and ability to chose the location you provide services in

COMPANY OVERVIEW
KFS is an agency that has been providing quality services to individuals with disabilities since 2004. KFS provides community, work and home based services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We are looking for dedicated and committed providers who are interested in working in the field of human services to focus on promoting the healthy development of individuals through one-on-one supports.

Title: Direct Support Professional
Class: Mental Health Support Worker
Work Type: CONTRACT
Ref. No.: 1196504-15
BC: #KFS201,#KFS201

Company: Kaleidoscope Family Solutions, Inc.
Contract Contact: NJ Careers
Office Email: NJ@kfamilysolutions.org
Office Phone: 443-583-3700
Office Address: 55 Princeton Hightstown Road, Suite 101, West Windsor, NJ 08550

Each Kaleidoscope Family Solutions (KFS) office is separately incorporated. Registering on the Kaleidoscope web portal is not a guarantee that contracting opportunities will be available and/or located. Further steps are required to complete your registration with the appropriate legal Kaleidoscope (KFS) entity. Professionals contracting through KFS are classified and compensated as self-employed independent contractors.

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