• ResCare
  • Fair Lawn , NJ
  • Caregiving/Babysitting
  • Full-Time
  • 11-16 Plaza Rd


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About this Career Opportunity:

Join a team of passionate and caring people who make a difference in people s lives. We are now hiring for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to provide direct care to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our DSPs are the STARS of our organization who provide caregiving to the people we support. This may be in a group home, home-like setting.

Essential Responsibilities/Job Duties

  • Performing personal care tasks, including assistance with basic personal hygiene and grooming, feeding, and ambulation, medical monitoring, and health care related tasks. Fostering positive relationships between individuals served and their housemates
  • Ensuring client safety and maintaining a safe environment
  • Assisting with toileting, including bedpans, urinals, and commode chairs
  • Reminding/assisting client with self-administration of medications (with proper training)
  • Encouraging self-help activities
  • Reporting changes in client's condition or family situation to the office
  • Documenting services provided
  • Performing home management functions such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making, and cleaning
  • Planning meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding and clean-up
  • Accompanying client to scheduled appointments
  • Transporting clients or running errands for clients
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Position Requirements

  • High school degree/GED required
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid driver's license (in most cases)
  • Ability to work in a group home, home-like settings
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external to the company
  • Ability to handle physical aspects of job, including bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, and walking for periods of time
  • Must maintain state regulatory certifications, as required by state/program requirements
  • Medication Administration as required by state/program requirements
  • Additional Information
    ResCare of NJ is seeking a floating DSP for Ocean County. Essential job functions for this position include transporting individuals from their groups homes to medical appointments and covering open shifts as availability allows within the group homes. Compensation rate is $11-12.50 per hour based on availability and experience. Floating DSPs are required to have their own vehicle, valid driver's license, and valid insurance.

    Benefits

    ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

    About Our Company

    Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a \"Floating\" Direct Support Professional.

    About this Line of Business

    We cover thousands of homes across the country, with a comprehensive range of programs and services, including host home and foster care. ResCare partners with people in the community who open their homes to individuals with disabilities and assists families by providing adoption and foster care services. With almost four decades of experience in the IDD services field, our aim is to be the provider-of-choice in the development of unique and proprietary service offerings and technologies working toward innovative care models and leading health outcomes with states and payers.

    ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

    Ocean County, NJ USA

    How our Direct Support Professionals make a difference in people s lives:

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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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