DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS
Childrens Residential Services
Full-time and part-time positions are available. Flexible schedules include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts
Perspectives' Childrens Residential Services provides 24-hour professional support in a therapeutic home setting for children, ages 13 - 20, who have been diagnosed with special health care needs.
The house, which was constructed for the program on four acres of land in South Kingston, is designed to feel and function as a home for the children, while still providing 24 hour professional support.
The therapeutic setting incorporates cognitive behavioral supports with specific behavior modification strategies tailored to each child.
All residents will have access to and be provided with:
- Individual, group and family counseling
- Medication evaluation & management
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language & communication therapy
- And other medically prescribed treatment interventions
Perspectives strongly believes that regular community involvement and connections are vital element to enhance the individual's overall quality of life and human rights. Therefore, affording the children an opportunity to participate and contribute to their new community will be a goal in each treatment plan.
Perspectives' New Employee Orientation provides a welcoming, in-depth training experience to accommodate those who have never worked with people with developmental disabilities.
In addition to a creative and collaborative work environment, Perspectives offers a generous benefits package that includes:
- Flexible schedules
- Paid training and mentor programs
- Employee incentive programs
- Generous paid time off
- Verizon, AAA and health club discounts
- Medical and dental benefits
- 401k savings plan
... and much more!
Download our full list of benefits to see all that Perspectives has to offer! (PDF, 250k)
At Perspectives, our strength is our people! We listen to people's ideas, see their talents, and assume unlimited potential. We invest in our employees and support their career development by providing the resources to make it happen!
Here are just a few ways we give back to our dedicated professionals:
- Tuition reimbursement
- Management "in-training" programs
- American Sign Language (ASL) classes
- Mindfulness Training
- DSP Mentor Program
- National DSP (NADSP) Certification
- CPR Certification
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.
FULL BENEFITS (PDF, 250k)