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Medication-Certified Direct Support Professional (MDSP)

Location: 
Centennial Manor IRA, Ogdensburg
Employment type: 
Full time
Required degree level: 
High school
Description: 

United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills is seeking Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) with compassion and commitment to providing encouragement, mentorship, and support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

DSPs work in Individualized Residential Alternatives (IRAs), small, group homes, housing 5 to 14 individuals. United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills operates 11 IRA homes located throughout St. Lawrence County including Ogdensburg, Heuvelton, Morristown, Lisbon, Potsdam, Norwood, and Rensselaer Falls. IRAs are staffed 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. DSPs may work day, evening, or night shifts.

Currently the Centennial Manor IRA in Ogdensburg has openings for a 40-hour full-time, midnight position, and a 30-hour full-time position. For these two positions, we are seeking Direct Support professionals who are already medication-certified or eligible to become certified, meaning they have a high school diploma or equivalent.

The primary role of a DSP is to promote skills development and act as a role model, inspiring involvement and participation in recreational, community and/or social activities. A typical day for a DSP may include assistance with personal care, interactions and daily activities such as travel to medical appointments, attendance at religious services, concerts, sporting, or other community events.

United Helpers is committed to providing employees with a pathway for both personal and professional growth. DSP is an entry-level position that can launch your career. With continued training, there are plenty of opportunities for career advancement. A typical career path from the DSP position would include further advancement to become a certified journeyman as a Direct Support Professional from New York State, Resident Supervisor or other supervisory roles within the organization

If you enjoy working in teams, providing high-quality services, are interested in learning and mentoring others, and making a positive difference in the lives of others every day, we encourage you to apply.

United Helpers Behavioral Health and Life Skills is a member of the United Helpers family of services. The United Helpers organization provides care and support for thousands of people each day in St. Lawrence, Lewis, and Jefferson counties.

Apply On-line

www.unitedhelpers.org/apply
(315) 276-6413

United Helpers is a Non-Discriminatory and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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