Autism Direct Support Professional


Minneapolis, MN 55424

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Are you motivated by relationships and your impact on other people? Do you want to provide direct support to help people live fulfilling, independent lives — and make a career out of it? Working as a Caregiver for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities is not for everyone, but for those up to it, it’s incredibly rewarding work. DISCOVER CAREERS, WELL LIVED. Our mission at Sevita is to create a world where every person has the right to live well. As a Caregiver, you’ll provide assistance and strategies to the individuals we serve to help them live well in their community and environment. Each day, the connections you make and the compassion you bring make a difference in the lives of our participants. You’ll work alongside a dedicated team of clinical staff and supportive supervisors, while you grow your career.

Edina Caregiver opportunities with increased pay rate between $22.00-$24.00 per hour. Wage is negotiable based on previous experience. If you are an experienced Direct Support Professional, we want to hear from you! We are seeking caregivers with experience serving individuals on the Autism spectrum.

Serving a young man with Autism with dedicated support in his apartment, assist with activities of daily living so that he can live as independently as possible:

+ Accompany to scheduled activities, appointments

+ Facilitate social interaction and communication with family and in the community

+ Assist with cooking, cleaning, other household needs

+ Ensure proper medication administration

+ Assist with grooming and hygiene

+ Redirect behaviors while remaining assertive, calm, and compassionate

What we ask of you:

+ College Degree preferred

+ Previous experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and in Positive Behavior Supports and response to interfering behavior

+ Technical expertise with Macintosh Platform such as an iPad for Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC)

+ Energetic and active – someone who enjoys going to live music, community and volunteer events, and being physically active on a regular basis

+ High stamina to be able to do indoor and outdoor activities such as hiking, riding bike, skiing and swimming

+ Positive, cheerful, with a good sense of humor

+ Patient with strong communication, planning and organizational skills

+ A passion for inclusion for those with disabilities in all areas of life

+ Valid driver’s license in good standing

+ Reliable transportation with valid insurance coverage

+ Successful clearance of local and/or state background check

What we offer you:

+ Pay rate of $20+ per hour for this particular program

+ Paid Training

+ Consistent Schedules

+ Benefits (Medical, Dental and Vision) along with PTO and Holiday Pay for employees working over 30 hours per week

+ Option to get paid within 24 hours after your shift with Dayforce Wallet

+ Career development and advancement opportunities throughout the nation-wide Network

+ A chance to make a difference in an individual’s life on a daily basis

This is an opportunity to bring your experience and skills to the next level while supporting this individual within his home and allowing him to uphold his lifestyle. Paid training will be provided by REM Hennepin in partnership with the individual's family in order to facilitate bonds with his support team.

EOE/AAE/ADA We have meaningful work for you – come join our team – Apply Today!

This role is part of REM Hennepin, a member of the Sevita family. At Sevita, we believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. Through home and community-based specialized care, our work changes lives and inspires growth at every turn. When you join our mission-driven team, you’ll create relationships that motivate us all to be better every day. We have a bright future and the determination to get there. Join us today — careers, well lived. Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/veterans.

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