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Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Personal Supports

Beltsville, MD

Compass, Inc., a progressive, non-profit organization located in Beltsville, Maryland supports individuals with intellectual disabilities, is accepting applications for the DSP- Personal Supports positions in PG and Montgomery Counties. The Personal Supports DSP supports people who live in their own home, either with family or independently with activities of daily living and with community inclusion activities. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates with a passion for helping others and for sharing their own interests with others. Are you a painter? A writer? A thrill seeker? A reader? A computer geek? An athlete? A college student? A sports enthusiast? A singer? A dancer? A good cook? Come share your interests here at Compass and inspire others to use their talents. Pay Range : $14 - $16 an hour depending on location and qualifications. Shifts/Positions: EC - Mon-Fri 10a-3p and alternating Sa or Su 12p-5p . EC is 19 years old and he resides with his parents in Bowie, MD . EC attends Bowie State and so this would be ideal position for a current Bowie State student. EC loves sports, working out, movies, community activities and he also loves participating in college life. Must have access to reliable car. LW – 5 hours a week on Sat or Sun and occasional additional hours for family respite. LW is 18 years old and she resides with her parents in Rockville/Aspen Hill area and so ideal person would be someone in same general area, who enjoys being physically active and would be able to provide LW with travel training. Must be able to tolerate being around cats. She enjoys community outings, cooking sports, and going to movies. Must be patient and have access to reliable car. KS – 7.5 hours weekly to work Fri/Sa. Tentative schedule could be Fri 4p-7:30p and Sat 4p-12p . Could be combined with LW’s hours. KS is a friendly 19-year-old man living in Takoma Park with his father. He uses a wheelchair and needs some assistance with ADLs. KS enjoy Soccer, Basketball, gospel music, going to parks. Ideal candidate will be someone with good communication skills, shares same interests and can assist KS with using Zoom. Must be able to assist with wheelchair transfers and have access to reliable car. MH – 40 hours a week Mon – Sun 5p-10p. Provides MH, a 52-year-old man with cerebral palsy with assistance with ADLs, community inclusion, medical appointments, and assistance with wheelchair transfers and repositioning to assist with skin integrity. MH lives in his own apartment in Silver Spring . BXD – 40 hours a week, flexible hours. BXD is 29 years old and lives with his mother in Burtonsville . He has down syndrome and gets anxious and has had a tough time with the isolation during COVID. He enjoys working out, cooking, going to the mall, sports, movies and being in the community. The ideal candidate will be someone who shares these same interests and who is patient, flexible and receive family feedback, and can assist BD with his anxiety. Must have access to reliable car. GE – Tues 2p-7p, Fri 2p-8p, and Sat 11a-7p (19 hours a week .) GE is 31 years old and lives with his mother in Germantown . He enjoys playing pool, bowling, watching football, playing board games, going to the movies and being in the community. The ideal candidate will share these same interests, be friendly and enthusiastic, and be able to assist GE with zoom activities. Must tolerate dogs and cats and have access to reliable car. BYD – Sa and Su 3p-9p . BYD is 31 years old and lives with his mother in Laurel. BYD uses a motorized wheelchair and has excellent speaking and written communication skills. He is an active self-advocate who enjoys creating podcasts, public speaking, attending advocacy events and community outings. Must be able to drive wheelchair van and utilize wheelchair lift/ramp and assist BYD with wheelchair transfers and ADLs. Ideal candidate will share BYD’s interests, have excellent communication skills and be flexible to receive family feedback Additional Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED, functional reading and writing skills. Prior experience with helping people with disabilities is preferred but not necessary. Must have valid driver’s license, clean driving record. For most of these positions, must have access to own a reliable vehicle for providing transportation for community activities (pandemic conditions permitting.) Mileage is reimbursed. Must pass background check requirements. Must be CPR/First Aid certified and able to complete other training certifications shortly after hire. Paid training available. Benefits: Depending on hours per week benefits may include Health, Dental, Vision insurance, 401K with generous employer match, paid time off, paid holidays, mileage reimbursement. COVID-19 Precaution(s): Personal protective equipment provided and required. Social distancing guidelines in place. Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place. Vaccination required of new hires. If not already vaccinated must be obtained in first 45 days of employment and weekly COVID testing required until fully vaccinated. Exemptions to vaccination requirement may be granted on medical or religious grounds. Powered by JazzHR
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