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Direct Support Professional( Job Number: 12000002)Primary Location United States-MN-MNFergus Falls
Through our area office in Fergus Falls, MN, REM Central Lakes, a partner of The Mentor Network, offers home and community based services to individuals throught the region. 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 possilbe.
We are currently recruiting for FT and PT positions in the Fergus Falls community.
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) 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 adults with disabilities 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.Qualifications
- High school diploma or GED
- 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.
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