Easter Seals-Goodwill NRM Direct Support Professional Coordinator in Great Falls, Montana
Direct Support Professional Coordinator
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.
Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification, Medication Assistance Training, and MANDT certification
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
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.
1-3 years experience working with individuals with disabilities/aging, special education, personal care preferred.
Experience/training working in supports/services where assigned.
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
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.
Great Falls, Montana, United States