Requisition Number: CEDAR-DRSPP-H-07-2020-02
Job Title: Direct Support Professional
City: PHILADELPHIA
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: N/A
Minimum Years of Experience: N/A
Salary Range: 13.50

Direct Support Professional

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Description/Job Summary

Cedar Park is a residental facility for homeless women diagnosed with mental illness and substance abuse. The staff of Cedar Park strives to help wach woman increase her awareness of her illness, and identify meaningful goals for sobriety. Each woman is encouraged and supported in working toward a more seld-sufficient life, which may include employment and more indepencent living. The women participate in adult basic education, literacy, art and cultural activities.

Responsibilities/Duties

Job Duties:

  •  Coach, model, and mentor program participant in appropriate social skills.
  • Document all supports offered/provided to program participants.
  • Be actively engaged in program related activities during the entire shift.
  • Serve meals prepared by the cook.
  • Medication monitoring.
  • Being respectful in all interactions with participants.
  • Use appropriate verbal de-escalation techniques consistent with program expectations.
  • Assist program participants in identifying interest, verbalizing personal goals, and guidance with decision making.
  • Advocate for supports and services in the best interest of program participants.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe and clean work environment.
  • Complete additional job related tasks as requested by program director and/or lead supervisior.

MinimumRequirements

  • 2 years expierence in human services
  • Associate degree preferred but will accept high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Current Pennsylvania drivers license.
  • Ability to pass a crimminal back ground check



Required Experience

2 years working in Human Service

Required Education

Associate degree preferred but will consider a high school diploma or equivalent.

Required Qualifications

Working with individuals with mental health challenges and/or drug and alcohol challenges.

Program Summary

Cedar Park is a residential facility for homeless women diagnosed with mental illness and subtance abuse. The staff of Cedar Park strives to help each woman increase her awareness of her illness, and identify meaningful goals for sobriety. Each woman is encourgaged and supported in woirking toward a more self-sufficient life, which may include employment and more independent living. The women participate in adult basic education, literacy, and cultural activities.
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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.