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Residential Service Associate / Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver - 2nd Shift

Company: Riverfront, Inc.
Location: Janesville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Aptiv of Janesville, WI is looking to hire a full-time Residential Service Associates / Direct Support Professionals (DSP) / Caregivers on 2nd shift for our adult clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Are you a cheerful, positive person who enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life? Would you like to start working in the human services field for an agency with a reputation for providing superior support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities? Are you looking for a full-time shift AND a way to make a difference in your community? If so, please read on about this entry-level position working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities!

This Residential Service Associate / Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver position starts at a competitive wage of $13/hr, depending on experience, with a $1.50/hr shift differential for overnight and weekend shifts. We also offer a full range of full-time benefits including medical, dental, vision, company-paid short-term disability, company-paid long-term disability, a 401(k) plan with company match, generous paid time off (PTO), and an employee assistance program (EAP). Part-time benefits include flexible scheduling, paid time off (PTO), a vision plan, cancer insurance, accident and critical illness insurance, and a 401(k) plan with company match. If this sounds like the opportunity to start a career in human services that you've been looking for, apply for this entry-level position now!

ABOUT APTIV

Aptiv, established in 1976 as Riverfront Activity Center, was the idea of three friends from the community of La Crosse, WI to develop one organization that supported individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all three primary needs--social, employment, and independent living. In the fall of 2017, we revealed a new name, new identity and a new brand ' Aptiv ' a positive blend of the words live, aptitude, active, and adaptive. Today, we support more than 1,700 people with disabilities through eight locations and across 42 counties in the state of Wisconsin.

Carrying out our mission of providing a spectrum of innovative support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may live more independent lives would not be possible without our amazing staff. We welcome their thoughts, opinions, and ideas, as we encourage an open, caring work culture. We also care about the health, wellbeing, and safety of our employees and promote a positive work-life balance with a flexible work environment.

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A RESIDENTIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATE / DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP) / CAREGIVER

As an entry-level full-time or part-time Residential Service Associate / Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver, you get to facilitate your adult clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live with independence and dignity in the community. With up to four roommates living in a home under a true roommate arrangement, the feeling is family-like, rather than institutional. And, since you work with the same limited number of clients on a regular basis, you get to know them very well. You feel great about facilitating a full life for these individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that you have the privilege to work with!

You do more than just assist with medications, meals, light housekeeping, bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing, errands, and appointments. While those tasks are important, you also provide companionship and socialization, as you support your clients in visiting with friends, attending events, or working on hobbies. You help them stay healthy in all areas by making sure that they are mentally stimulated, physically active, and well-nourished, encouraging their independence as much as possible.

You also ensure that their homes are safe environments, reducing the likelihood of accidents and promoting a timely response to illness as you monitor vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature, and pulse. You are meticulous about reporting any changes or concerns promptly. You are also an advocate who ensures that their rights are respected at all times and that they aren't abused or neglected in any way. It's a good thing that you are so dependable, as their health and safety depends on you showing up for each and every shift.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR A RESIDENTIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATE / DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP) / CAREGIVER

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Negative TB skin test (provided by Aptiv)
  • Ability to pass a background test
  • A valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Reliable transportation with valid registration and up-to-date auto insurance

Any previous experience is a plus but not required. We will train the right person for this entry-level position! Extensive training is provided in order to respond to both behavioral and medical challenges that can occur. Do you have good interpersonal and communication skills? Are you flexible and patient? Are you respectful, discreet with confidential information, and honest? Are you reliable, punctual, organized, and able to effectively prioritize tasks? If so, then you might just be perfect for this entry-level Residential Service Associate / Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver position!

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM FULL-TIME?

If you feel that you would be right for this Residential Service Associate / Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver position, please fill out our mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Aptiv is a COVID-19 conscious employer. We care about your health and safety while you are on the job.

Aptiv is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Riverfront, Inc., Janesville , Residential Service Associate / Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver - 2nd Shift, Other , Janesville, Wisconsin

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