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Direct Support Professional Full-Time

Company: Community Connections, Inc.
Location: Durango
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking to make a positive impact on the lives of others in our community while feeling great about the work you do? Our staff act as ambassadors, mentors, and teachers while supporting people to be seen as valued members of our community. We help people build a plan for their lives on their terms, be empowered leaders, and support them to live, work and play in our community. Our staff have fun supporting people's hobbies and interests, which often include things like getting paid to hike and bike, live music, shopping downtown, swimming, dance and much more! - -Here's what our clients have to say about the impact your work can have on their lives: -"My staff taught me what true friendship is. They are great at helping me find cool new things to do. They introduced me to billiards and taught me not to be too hard on myself. They are the best friend I have ever had. They helped me better understand myself and help me like and love myself." -"My staff have helped me cook and shop, run errands and go to Dr. appointments, which has helped me to learn how to budget. They helped me be successful living in my own home for the first time and it feels great to have that independence!" -"My staff helps me volunteer with meals on wheels. I really like to help other people and have done it for a long time. My staff is really funny and helps me advocate for my choices." -"My staff has an amazing imagination. He's a super nice, kind guy. I love that about him! They listen, hear me, and help me."
-Community Connections is seeking passionate and caring individuals who are the core of our mission to create opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead healthy and fulfilling lives in our community. - -Community Connections does more than simply provide services- we are dedicated to changing the status quo. For too long, people with disabilities have been denied access to our broader society and have endured decades of explicit and implicit segregation. Community Connections is dedicated to building equity, autonomy, and access to live truly fulfilling and integrated lives, and we need passionate people to further this cause. If you are an advocate, have lived experience, or have a passion for justice, we want to hear from you! -
Title: - Direct Support Professional

Core Competencies:
- - - - - - Compassion - - - - - - Integrity and trust - - - - - - Listening - - - - - - Motivating Others - - - - - - Patience - - - - - - Use of resources

Knowledge and Abilities:
- - - - - Ability to work independently - - - - - Good organizational and writing skills - - - - - Knowledge of community activities - - - - - Computer skills - - - - - - Strong oral and written communication skills - - - - - - Ability to be a team player - - - - - Flexible and be able to work with minimal supervision. - - - - - Reliable transportation

Physical Demands of the Job: - These essential tasks may be performed with or without accommodations, or with assistive technology. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be stationary, move indoors and within the community, position self, use objects, communicate verbally, in writing, and via in-person, computer and phone, and observe. - The employee may be required to lift heavy weights up to and over 50 lbs. such as assisting and transferring individuals independently, two man, or with adaptive equipment from wheelchairs, beds, showers, etc. - The employee may be required to travel independently or with passengers to meetings, training, and other community activities. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Compensation: $15.50 per hour. Comprehensive on-the-job training. Accepting online applications until filled. EOE

Keywords: Community Connections, Inc., Santa Fe , Direct Support Professional Full-Time, Other , Durango, New Mexico

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