Direct Support Professional (DSP) Youth Autism Services - Part Time

Summary:

We are in search of a compassionate Support Counselor (DSP) for our Youth Autism Services program. This position will work with a young woman with Autism and Seizure Disorder in her home and the nearby community. The position is located in the Nottingham, MD area. Must have experience handling seizures, lifting, transferring and toileting. The main focus is to assist with improving socialization, communication and self-help skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate effectively with participants, families, professional staff and community members in a person-center manner.

  • Develop a positive working relationship with assigned participant(s) and family/caregiver.

  • Plan and initiate age-appropriate community activities.

  • Facilitate building participant’s self-esteem through positive interactions.

  • Provide mobility monitoring and/or training, as needed.

  • Document participant(s) progress based on their goals within the required timeframe.

  • Assist assigned participant with toileting and personal hygiene as needed.

  • Provide transportation for assigned participant when needed, which may include personal vehicle or League vehicle.

  • Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence and Mutual Respect)

  • Operationalize the mission of The League for People with Disabilities.

Education and/or Experience:

  • At least one year of experience working with individuals with disabilities.

  • High school diploma required, AA in related field preferred.

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • At Least 1 year driving experience, 2 years preferred

  • Access to reliable automobile with valid insurance, with a valid driver’s license with no more than 3 points.

  • Must possess basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Outlook.

  • Able to work a flexible schedule.

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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