Terrapin House, Inc.

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Direct Support Professional Needed! (FT and PRN)



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Job Summary:

Do you want to make a difference in a young adult’s life? Terrapin House, Inc. offers an unique opportunity and environment working with a 19 year old autistic young man with ID/DD who lives in his own home, specifically designed to meet his needs. Join our dedicated care-team to enhance his potential and increase his ability to be independent, as well as provide a safe environment through paid trainings on his Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP), Professional Crisis Management (PCM) training plan, and to engage him in everyday experiences within the community.

This position provides supportive guidance and care to assist with the individual’s activities of daily living by following the Individualized Support Plan (ISP) and (BIP). Staff must maintain documentation in compliance with all chapter 6400 regulations and policies and have a keen interest in gaining knowledge about Autism, increase the individual’s independence, and working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ID).

Full-time Hours: 

Sun:   7am - 7pm
Wed:  7am - 3pm
Thur:  7pm - 7am
Fri:    11pm - 7am

PAID mandatory trainings and various other trainings are provided. Must be able to complete all mandated trainings in order to be included in ratio and work onsite with client.

Job Requirements:

Valid driver's license, with clean driving record, and the ability to operate company-owned van for community activities and shopping.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
High school diploma.
1 year of experience in working with autistic individuals with ID/DD.
Must possess OR be capable of obtaining FBI, and PA Criminal background.
Must reside within 30 minutes of Allentown, PA.
Ability to work all of the indicated days at the exact hours listed above.
Ability to understand and follow (supervisory) directions, and work independently as needed.
Ability to clean home daily, assist in cooking, as well as other activities ( hygiene, community outings, appointments, etc ).
Maintain effective and professional relationship with all staff and client.

EOE

Job Type:Full-time

Experience:1 year working with autistic individuals with ID/DD.

Education:High School Diploma

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Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.00 /hour