Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: OH-OHMarion-893 Richmond Ave
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)
REM Ohio Founded in 1987, REM Ohio serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through a range of individualized programs including Residential Services, Day Programs, Supported Employment Services and a flexible Host Home program. By providing a wide range of service options and adapting those services as the needs of the individual change, REM Ohio ensures a quality experience for each person we support and their families as well as their community partners and funding sources. REM Ohio is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human services providers offering quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. With opportunities from coast to coast, when you join REM Ohio and The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.
Description Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support individuals with disabilities. As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) with REM Ohio you’ll be one of those special people. DSPs are the link to the community for those they serve. For some, they may be the eyes of those unable to see, or the voice for those who can’t speak. For others, they are friend, cheerleader and subtle support on the path to one’s true potential. For REM Ohio and The MENTOR Network the DSP is one of the most exemplary reflections of the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day. The people that carry out this rewarding, care giving support play an integral and crucial role in the success of our organization. To that end, the DSP also happens to be one of the best places to start in our company with a myriad of career options to move up and across the organization. We in fact have many success stories from people at all levels that started out in the DSP role. Whether you have previous experience in this capacity or this just sounds like the type of career path you would like to pursue…we want to hear from you! REM Ohio is seeking Direct Support Professionals/Caregivers in Ottawa, Erie and Huron counties, to provide assistance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a community-based setting. DSPs provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning; medication administration; and personal care. DSPs may also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings 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.
- High school diploma or GED
- Must be 18 years of age
- Valid driver’s license in good standing
- Car registration and vehicle insurance if providing transportation for individuals receiving services
- Six months of experience in human services preferred
- Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks
Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services in more than 30 states to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families.