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Easter Seals-Goodwill NRM Direct Support Professional Coordinator in Great Falls, Montana

Direct Support Professional Coordinator

Tracking Code

10198-587

Job Description

Easterseals- Goodwill (ESGW) Adult and Community Services provides support to adults with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) and other significant barriers. We hire people who are customer focused, emotionally mature, caring, innovative, and have a strong desire to support people served, co-workers and the community with dignity, compassion and respect.

ESGW Direct Support Professional (DSP) Coordinator possess a specialty expertise in services offered by Adult and Community Services. This expertise is derived from additional education/training or experience in supports/services to meet contractual obligations set forth by funding sources and internal expectations. DSP Coordinator will provide positive engaging support to individuals, assure the needs of each person are met in their self-directed, day-to-day life, according to their individual plan of care and their personal dreams and goals, including: supporting each person’s right to make their own choices without judgement, activities of daily life, health and wellness, leisure, medication, hygiene, safety, personal goals, self-help skills, communication, self-advocacy, transportation, adventures, exploration and enhancement of quality of life as they move to live as independently as possible. This emphasis on empowerment and participation for people served is critical. DSP Coordinator should follow the individual path suggested by the unique gifts, preferences, and needs of each person they support, and to walk in partnership with the person, and those who are significant to them, toward a life of opportunity, well-being, freedom, and contribution.

DSP Coordinator must exemplify ethical practice, high standards, and creative vision as they partner with those they support in order to access opportunities and resources in the community and make everyday choices about their personal finances, physical well-being, social and intimate relationships, and employment.

Required Skills

  • Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification, Medication Assistance Training, and MANDT certification

  • Self-motivated

  • Reliable and dependable

  • Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays, and during inclement weather

  • Valid driver’s license and clear driving record

  • Provide proof of vehicle insurance

  • Ability to drive multi-passenger vehicles for extended periods throughout the day.

  • Must be well-groomed and pleasant with the public

  • Must be able to work in a variety of environments including outdoors and in vehicles

  • Regular and punctual attendance

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to sit, stand and walk at an assigned location(s) and work for extended periods of time; bend/stoop, kneel and balance frequently; climb, reach above shoulder level; push/pull, squat and crouch occasionally; with assistance, lift, carry and position individuals of various weight.

  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and be able to reach for items from overhead or lift items off of the floor. Ability to move independently or with reasonable accommodation within the facility and community.

  • Applicant must be physically and mentally able to perform all requirements of the job.

  • Applicant must pass a background check.

    Required Experience

  • 1-3 years experience working with individuals with disabilities/aging, special education, personal care preferred.

  • Experience/training working in supports/services where assigned.

  • High School/Equivalent

Easterseals-Goodwill offers a comprehensive & competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Vision, Dental and Voluntary Products

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan + up to 4% contribution

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Flexible Spending + Health Savings Accounts

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Employee Wellness Program

  • 10% Discount on ESGW Services

  • 20% Discount at Goodwill Stores

Easterseals-Goodwill is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans of the U.S. armed services. ESGW will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Job Location

Great Falls, Montana, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

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