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Internship Direct Support Professional DSP

Company: Achieva
Location: Greensburg
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Dates of Internship: May-August; Monday through Friday 7.5 hours per dayHourly rate: $10.75FUNCTION:Enhances coursework with real-life experience in supporting people with intellectual disabilities and other disabilities in a community home; complies with Chapter 6400 Regulations and the Department of Human Services/Office of Intellectual Disabilities' standards; ensures the health, safety, and welfare of the people supported; Supervised by Community Homes Supervisor.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Become familiar with Everyday Lives and the Person Center Planning process.
  • Work directly with a person to discover what is meaningful to them. Assist the person in building an Everyday Life that is filled with their wants, needs, and dreams.
  • Assists each person in identifying their interests and hobbies. Explore their local community for opportunities to engage in activities that are of interest. Explore activities beyond their local community as needed, to provide meaningful experiences that match their interests.
  • Facilitate house meetings with the people living in the home. Encourage them to express their wants, needs, thoughts, and feelings. Assist people in problem solving and planning, so that their home life is as they wish for it to be.
  • Acts as a contributing team member and communicates with the Community Homes Supervisor on a regular basis; participate in general staff meetings; communicates appropriately and effectively with others.
  • Serve as a role model of appropriate language, dress, and action.
  • Assists each person with their direct personal care needs.
  • Assists each person with the upkeep of their home.
  • Adheres to the appropriate On-Call policies and procedures and follows through with instructions given by the Community Homes Supervisor.
  • Completes tasks as requested by the Supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Benefits: Medical & Time Off
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision with low employee contributions
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and personal
    • 8 Paid holiday days
    • Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability availableBenefits: Bonuses & Opportunities
      • 403(b) Plan (All Employees) with employer contribution
      • Eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness
      • Up to $500 bonus thru Employee Referral Program
      • Four free counseling sessions for you when life happens thru the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      • Paid training
      • Paid mileage for traveling between client sites and offices with personal vehicleWho Is Achieva?Achieva is the only agency of its type in southwestern Pennsylvania that provides lifelong supports. From early intervention therapies and diverse housing options to employment services and special needs trusts, Achieva provides services throughout the entire lifespan.A matriculating student enrolled in a two or four-year Social Service or related degree program; must meet Act 33 and 34 requirements; must have a valid license to drive in the State of Pennsylvania.Achieva is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (EOE) and an Employer Partner under the Ticket to Work Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. ACHIEVA is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Heather Rendulic, Human Resource Department, 412-995-5000 Ext. 445, hrendulic@achieva.info.Come and spend time with us to try to find the position that works for you!Weekly Virtual Open Interviews - 12:00 Noon to 3:00 pm - every WednesdayAccess Virtual Open Interviews here - https://www.achieva.info/achieva-career-opportunitiesCall our Recruitment Hotline for more information at 412-995-5000 Ext. JOB

Keywords: Achieva, Pittsburgh , Internship Direct Support Professional DSP, Other , Greensburg, Pennsylvania

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