The Mentor Network

About The Mentor Network

The MENTOR Network is a national network of local providers offering quality, community-based services to children, adults, and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries, and to youth with emotional and behavioral challenges as well as their families. Serving 30,000 individuals in 36 states, we offer meaningful work, come join our team today!

 

 

 

Job Category:

Professional Services

Country:

United States

Postal Code:

52401

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Autism Support Professional

The Mentor Network - Cedar Rapids

Posted: 07/3/2018

Description
Autism Support Professional
Primary Location: United States-IA-IACedar Rapids
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)

REM Iowa

Become a Direct Support Professional (DSP)! You will provide assistance to adult individuals with Autism in a community setting. DSPs provide assistance with everyday tasks including meal planning and preparation, medication administration, personal cares, provide direct care support, implementation of schedules, support individual in following expected routines, support individual in social interactions with peers, staff and community members, behavior management, crisis intervention and/or other service support in a structured individual and group setting. DSPs may also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outing in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. In addition, DSPs support therapeutic and behavioral plans in partnership with clinical staff to enhance the quality of life for those we support. 



Description

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

• Provide direct care support, behavior management, crisis intervention and/or other service support in a structured individual and group setting

• Implementation of schedules

• Support individual in following expected routines

• Support individual in social interactions with peers, staff and community members

• Support individual with community integration activities

• Document goals and support

• Collaborates with a team for planning and implementation of residential and behavioral interventions

    Additional duties:

• Participate in daily/weekly program meetings

• Participate in Annual POC and/or other individual meetings

• Participates in staff development and professional growth activities

• Maintains proper training to meet requirements of the program

• Performs other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS: • Must be 18 years of age • Valid driver’s license in good standing

• Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks

• Experience working with individuals with disabilities

• Valid Driver’s license, good driving record & reliable transportation

• Autism experienced preferred

• Behavioral intervention experience preferred

Skills and abilities required:

• Enjoy working with people, ability to work effectively 1:1, flexibility, effective communication, ability to coordinate multiple tasks, handle challenging situations confidently, convey a positive and professional image, provide crisis intervention support and the ability to work well with others and independently

 

Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals.  Apply Today!

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