Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: SC-SCCharleston-2534 Flamingo Dr
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)
South Carolina MENTOR
Everybody needs a job but only extraordinary people work here. Our Direct Care team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a difference every day in the lives of the people we serve. The heart of what we do is support people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of all ages.
As a Caregiver (Direct Support Professional, DSP) with SC MENTOR, you’ll be one of those extraordinary people. This position supports individuals we serve in residential settings. We seek a compassionate person to successfully provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning, medication administration, and personal care. In this role you will also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. Our DSPs partner with clinical staff to support the therapeutic and behavioral plans in place.
Are you interested in working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and are you looking for a meaningful change in your work life? Bring your creative ideas and your passion for success; we’ll train you on the rest.
Whether you have previous experience in a role like this, or this just sounds like the type of career path you would like to pursue…we want to hear from you!
What we require of you:
High school diploma, GED or equivalent
Must be minimum of 18 years of age
Valid South Carolina driver’s license in good standing
Access to a registered vehicle with proof of insurance
Successful clearance of background checks
What we offer you:
Flexible, consistent schedules. Full and Part time schedules available
A rewarding work environment with some of the best co-workers you could ask for
Competitive pay rates, paid time off, and benefits for 30+ hour work week
Paid New Hire and Ongoing training
Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events
A chance to make a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis
Career development and advancement opportunities
Access to employee discounts with various vendors
A dynamic work environment where no day is ever the same as the next
Bring the right attitude; we’ll train you for success!
Initial Training Requirement--Paid Training:
Mandatory paid training sessions are offered to new employees prior to providing care to individuals. While our DSP shifts occur 24/7, our Training sessions are Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
We have a great work environment and you’ll be surrounded by a strong and supportive team of peers, leaders and colleagues. SC MENTOR is a partner of The MENTOR Network. Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human service providers offering quality, community-based services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as youth facing emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges.
SC MENTOR offers an array of cost-effective residential treatment options including Therapeutic Foster Care and Host Home programs, as well as coordinating support service for children and adults throughout the state. With approximately 30,000 employees serving 26,000 consumers in 35 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.
Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals. Apply Today!