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Easterseals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain Direct Support Professional in Great Falls, Montana

Position Summary

Caring, compassionate people are needed to provide support with disabilities at Easterseals-Goodwill in Great Falls, Montana.

You might love this job if you:

  • Enjoy being with adults with disabilities.

  • Like getting to know people really well.

  • Enjoy caring for others.

You may be a perfect fit if you:

  • Have been told you’re kind and patient.

  • Have an even-keel personality (you’re able to check your emotions at the door).

  • Treat people with dignity and respect.

What’s In It for You

  • Joy in knowing you’re making lives better

  • Training for a career

  • Work-life balance

  • Rewards beyond your imagination!

What we offer:

  • Full-time, part-time, and occasional/sub positions.

  • Training and certification, including CPR, first aid, and medication management

Required Skills

  • Program development and implementation skills preferred.

  • Behavior support skills preferred.

  • Must be self-motivated, flexible, enjoy challenges and must be willing to work as part of a team.

  • 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.

  • Follows all safety rules and requirements. Promotes a strong safety culture and maintains a safe environment for customers/participants and co-workers.

  • Pushing wheelchairs and assisting with other adaptive equipment during regular program activities and in emergency evacuations

  • Ensuring participants’ safety during seizures, emergencies or transfers - lifting them to a chair, lowering them to a bed or the floor or otherwise moving them to a safe area.

  • Therapy regimes prescribed by a physician such as: range of motion exercise and utilization of various O.T./PT materials and/or equipment.

  • Moving equipment/material handling - up to 50-pound boxes, tables, chairs; bending, stretching and reaching to retrieve materials.

  • Assisting participants to use restroom - transferring on and/or off stool or from a wheelchair to a bed.

  • Training participants in vocational tasks - standing or leaning over worker for up to 50 minute training session; meet production/program demands requiring on your feet duty for up to 5 hours.

  • Assure participant safety with visual surveillance, auditory monitoring, and physical support.

  • Bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, lifting and physically supporting/ guiding participants are frequently required.

  • Heavy lifting (over 50 pounds team lifting or lifting with mechanical assist) is required occasionally. Moderate lifting is frequently required.

  • Ability to provide emergency first aid care to participants including all components of CPR.

Required Experience

  • Must be 18+ years old

  • Must have a current driver’s license.

  • Must have a driving clean driving record (no DUIs in last 3 years; no more than 3 moving violations in the past year; no more than 1 preventable accident within past 3 years, etc. (Ask us if you have questions.)

In compliance with the Executive Order President Biden signed September 9, 2021, ESGW requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment by December 8, 2021. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with medical or religious reasons where they do not cause undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.