Direct Service Professional job – Service Alternatives – Kent, WA

Direct Service Professional

Service Alternatives

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Kent, WA

Service Alternatives is looking for a Direct Support Professional for a full-time position, during in Kent, WA working at one of our supported living homes for Children with Developmental Disabilities.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Supervising and teaching youth daily living skills
  • Supporting the child in accessing medical services (scheduling appointments, advocating the best interest of the child and administering medication)
  • Follow protocols and training procedures to de-escalate hostile situations between youth or aggression toward the staff
  • Plan and attend actives in the community for the child
  • Provide and maintain clear, professional documentation that demonstrates services rendered and received for the child
  • Provide any hygiene/personal care needs including grooming and dressing
  • Maintain the home by performing cleaning duties
  • preparing food meeting the nutritional needs of the children

What You Need to Bring to the Table:

  • A passion for working with children and in the social services field
  • At least one year of experience working with children in a professional or voluntary setting
  • Possess a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • An ability to exhibit mature behavior and make independent judgments
  • Currently have or within 30 days of being hired CPR/Frist Aid license, Food Handlers Permit, and TB test
  • Have a clear criminal history and pass a background check

Bonus Points! Otherwise Known As Preferred Qualifications:

  • Caregiver, CNA or Direct Support experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in human services or related field
  • Prior experience working with Children with Developmental Disabilities

What’s In It For You?

  • Work in a rewarding field where you can have a positive impact on a child’s life

If This Sounds Like You, Apply Now!

Starting wage for this position is based on applicant’s education level.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.25 to $15.00 /hour

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Required experience:

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