Requisition Number: SALT-DRSPP-H-10-2020-02
Job Title: Direct Support Professional
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 3
Salary Range: $13.75-$15.00/hour

Direct Support Professional

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Description/Job Summary

RHD's SALT program provides a variety of services to individuals with serious mental illness in their own homes. Services are based upon the individual's needs and include crisis intervention, counseling, medication monitoring, skill building, and any service needed to assist the individual in maintaining his/her independent living.
 
The Direct Service Professional (DSP) is directly responsible for creating an environment that reflects the mission of RHD’s SALT program and complies with the standards of the Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHIDS). DSPs provide direct service to individuals served in the SALT program. DSPs play a vital role in the individual’s recovery, as they are, expected to assist with activities of daily living, skill building and any other services that help to promote independence. Additionally, DSPs are expected to model on-going growth and development and foster hope for all individuals served.
 
 Duties and responsibilities
  • Engage the participant according to established supervision levels and focus on targeted areas of recovery.
  • Assist in the process of identifying, developing and implementing the Individual Recovery Service/Behavioral Plans.
  • Implement the goals from the participant’s recovery service plan and/or from therapist/consultant’s.
  • Assist the participants with day to day activities and implement social skills.
  • Support and Encourage participants in movement towards greater independence.
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The ideal candidate should have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possess 12 or more credits in the human services field, Associates Degree is preferred, but not required.
  • At least 3-5 year’s prior experience working with individuals living with serious mental illnesses.
  • Knowledgeable in implementing & monitoring various components of the Human Service Delivery System (recordkeeping;
  • Possess basic computer skills. (word; excel; internet; accessing and researching information)
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
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

Responsibilities/Duties

Engage the participant according to established supervision levels and focus on targeted areas of recovery.

Required Experience

3-5 years working with individuals with mental health illnesses.

Required Education

At least 12 college credits in Human Services

Required Qualifications

 

Program Summary

RHD's SALT program provides a variety of services to individuals with serious mental illness in their own homes. Services are based upon the individual's needs and include crisis intervention, counseling, medication monitoring, skill building, and any service needed to assist the individual in maintaining his/her independent living.
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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.