Direct Care Worker / Direct Support Professional Job – Estherville, IA 52910

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Entry-Level. Hiring immediately!

Make a difference in an unparalleled residential treatment center as a Direct Support Professional / Direct Care Worker at Forest Ridge Youth Services!

Set amidst a rural landscape, this tranquil youth center is located in Estherville, IA. As a Direct Care Worker / Direct Support Professional at Forest Ridge Youth Services, you will be a part of a supportive setting where troubled youth learn to accept themselves, and to welcome feedback and praise in a healthy manner. Play a pivotal role in the lives of young people, helping them achieve the happy lives they deserve!

We are hiring immediately for Direct Support Professionals / Direct Care Workers who have an interest in Mental Health and Social Services.
  • Excellent training to help you be an effective caregiver for at-risk youth
  • Keep a healthy work/life balance
  • Generous perks and benefits that include health, vision and dental insurance
  • Access to Teladoc and our Employee Assistance Program
  • Flex Spending Account, a 401k, paid time off and holiday pay
  • Daily pay options
Apply for this Direct Care Worker / Caregiver position in Estherville, IA today!

Responsibilities

Direct Support Professional (DSP) Responsibilities

  • Serve as a caregiver to supervise patient activity and monitor behavior at all times
  • Implement, coordinate and engage in emergency and crisis intervention strategies and responses
  • Assist in performing functional assessments of behaviors and developing intervention strategies
  • Provide and/or accompany transport and supervision of patients to appointments, meetings and site trips
  • Work with patients to ensure needs and schedules are met, and behavioral health plans followed as prescribed
  • Support the Director of Nursing, Unit Managers, supervisors and the inter-disciplinary behavioral health and mental health teams, including social workers, case managers and others

Qualifications

Direct Support Professional (DSP) Qualifications
  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent required
  • Associate degree OR previous experience in a mental health technician or social services role, such as a caregiver, direct care worker, direct support professional or other relevant position
  • Ability to comprehend/demonstrate an understanding of the developmental milestones of children
  • Current, valid state driver’s license; successful completion of background check and drug screen
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