May 08, 2024

Direct Support Professional - Delsea - Gloucester County, NJ

$15.00 - $18.00 hourly
  • Legacy Treatment Services
  • Delsea - Gloucester County, NJ
Full/Part-Time Administration Entry Level Nonprofit - Social Services

Job Description

The Delsea Program is a group home for adolescent females in a community setting.  We are looking for direct support professionals to make a positive difference with the Consumers in the program.  If you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference and change lives for the better, then this job could be for you!  On a daily basis, you can expect to:

  • Relate with adolescents, understand what they are going through in their lives and build rapport
  • Show adolescents that they can change their lives on their own by giving them direction
  • Use positive reinforcement and other techniques to keep adolescents on the right track
  • Assist in teaching life skills, such as cooking, laundry and cleaning
  • Get moving and go outside to play basketball, tennis, hiking, bean bag toss and other activities
  • Lead by example and have a positive mindset

 

Full time and part time positions are available.

 

Full time benefits include:

  • 3.2 weeks of PTO in first year
  • Medical, vision, dental & life insurance benefits
  • 403(b) employee participation and employer match
  • 9 Agency-paid holidays
  • Training opportunities provided throughout the year for both FT and PT employees
  • $2.00 per hour shift differential for hours worked from 11pm Friday through 11pm Sunday for both FT and PT employees
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement after 1 year
  • Employee Assistance Program & more

 

What do you need?

This position requires either a High School Diploma or equivalent, or a Bachelor's Degree.  Experience working with adolescents is preferred but not required.  You must have a valid driver’s license in good standing.

Legacy will train you on CPR, First Aid, Nurtured Heart, Safe Crisis Management and Ukeru. 

Legacy Treatment Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
 
Our Mission is to change the behavioral health and social service outcomes for people of all ages from surviving to thriving.

 

States

NJ

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's Degree in a social science, psychology, education, child development or other closely related fields or, in lieu of a Bachelors Degree, High School Diploma or GED and minimum of three (3) years experience working with children. Must maintain 12 hours yearly in required areas: substance abuse, HIV and sexuality, suicide prevention and behavior management. Must attend cultural competence workshops when available and various ongoing trainings related to the population served. CPR and First Aid Training must be maintained.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS, OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Must have Child Abuse Record Information (CARI)/Criminal History Record Information (CHRI), physical and PPD test completed prior to hire. CARI will need to be completed biennially, prior to Program inspection. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to operate fax, copier, scanner, telephone and computer. Demonstrated computer skills and ability to work in multiple computer systems/environments. Employee must possess a valid drivers license and if duties require driving, be able to drive an Agency owned vehicle.


WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HAZARDS:

May become involved in physical crisis management. Risk of exposure to communicable diseases.


WORK CONTACT GROUP: All internal management, staff, Consumers and the community.


SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to sit, stand, walk, run, bend, push, pull and lift up to 25 pounds. Must be able travel with Consumers and be able to get in and out of a vehicle. Cognitive, verbal, and manual skills necessary. Hearing and visual acuity necessary; corrective devices are acceptable. Must be able to work under required deadlines and schedules, while being flexible to special requests and projects. Must be able to professionally handle stressful situations.


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