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DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS

Adult Day Services

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Perspectives Adult Day Services and Independent Living programs are hiring throughout Rhode Island, from Providence all the way to Westerly! We have flexible full-time and part-time shifts available.


JOB DESCRIPTION


ADULT DAY SERVICES

In Adult Day Services, Direct Support Professionals engage participants in a variety of social settings to help them become active members of their communities, and to explore vocational and recreational activities, by:

  • Supporting a healthy, active lifestyle through participation in leisure and personal interests such as sports, hobbies, and entertainment
  • Assisting participants in their academic and job development, such as attending a class, preparing for an interview, or supporting them in working a job
  • Empowering individuals to build social and daily living skills, such as maintaining personal relationships and planning and attending social functions

INDEPENDENT LIVING

In Independent Living programs, Direct Support Professionals also help individuals to make informed choices in:

  • Managing their healthcare needs, such as attending medical, dental and other appointments
  • Prioritizing their personal needs through money management, which involves banking, budgeting, and making decisions regarding purchases
  • Promoting health and wellness through meal preparation, hygiene, medical administration and treatments, exercise plans, and other activities and household routines


ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES


Perspectives proudly promotes employee development and offers advancement opportunities within the agency!

Whether you’re looking to further your education or your career, we provide access to a variety of resources to help you achieve your goals, including:

  •  Tuition reimbursement
  •  Management "in-training" programs
  •  American Sign Language (ASL) classes
  •  Mindfulness Training
  •  DSP Mentor Program
  •  NADSP Certification
  •  CPR Certification

Perspectives' New Employee Orientation provides a welcoming, in-depth training experience to accommodate those who have never worked with people with developmental disabilities.


REQUIREMENTS


To become a Direct Support Professional, you’ll need a favorable background check, a safe driving record, access to an insured vehicle, and a High School Diploma/GED equivalent.



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Perspectives is looking for compassionate, creative, and flexible leaders to join our team of professionals.

If you’re interested in making a positive impact on the community by working with people who have developmental and intellectual disabilities, apply at Perspectives today!

In return, we offer progressive employee benefits, such as:


  •  Competitive rates of pay
  •  Generous paid time off
  •  Flexible schedules
  •  Medical and dental benefits
  •  Employee Referral Bonus
  •  401K Retirement Plan

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