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

Actively exhibits through consistent behavior the commitment to serve and respect clients. Assists the Adult Day Manager in facilitating social and recreational activities that meet the individual needs of participants enrolled in the Easterseals-Goodwill NRM (ESGW) Adult Day Program. To enhance the quality of life and support families who are in the caregiving role. Spend the majority of workday actively involved with clients. Ability to obtain Department of Transportation (DOT) certification to operate the Adult Day transportation van. Maintains a safe environment for clients and co-workers. Completes accurate documentation of services provided.

Required Skills

  • Current driver’s license and clear driving record

  • Proof of vehicle insurance

  • Ability to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification

  • Ability to obtain Department of Transportation certification to operate the Adult Day transportation van.

  • Program development and implementation skills preferred.

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

  • Reliable and dependable

  • Must be well-groomed and pleasant with the public

Physical Requirements:

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

  • Utilizing proper body mechanics, applicant must have the ability to lift supplies, equipment and as detailed below, applicant must perform a variety of physical tasks because of the special needs of clients in this area. These physical tasks include but are not limited to the following:

  • Pushing wheelchairs during evacuations, as well as daily during area changes.

  • Assisting clients to use walkers, crutches or other adaptive equipment.

  • Ensuring clients’ 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.

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

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

  • Bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, lifting and physically supporting or guiding clients 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 work indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions required.

  • Applicant must pass a background check.

Required Experience

  • 0-2 years

  • Experience working with the elderly or persons with physical disabilities preferred.

  • High School/Equivalent

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.