Lead Direct Support Professional

Tradewinds Services   Merrillville, IN   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on September 8, 2023
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Department: Residential Group Home

Hours: Full Time

Lead Direct Support Professional in the Residential Group Homes department, starting at $17.50/hour, requires flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Description of Position:  Responsible to work cooperatively with the House Manager, QIDP, Coordinator & other staff in developing, implementing, and evaluating programming, training, recreation, and therapeutic activities for the consumers of TradeWinds.  The Lead DSP is responsible to assist the House Manager in maintaining consistency in programming, participant care, and communications with staff. The person in this position has the responsibility to take over responsibilities when the House Manager is not available (vacation, sick, etc.) and to assist the House Manager in training, follow-up, and coaching the Direct Support Professionals.  This position is expected to maintain DSP responsibilities as well.

 Education Requirements: Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent

Additional RequirementsMust have a valid driver’s license (must meet requirements). Must be at least 21 years of age. Must be a responsible, reliable person who is able to work

Position Reports to: House Manager, QIDP, & Residential Coordinator

Benefits: Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO, Sick Benefits, Short Term Disability, Paid Training, 24/7 Gym access.

TradeWinds is an Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer.  TradeWinds does not discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, citizenship, national origin, disability, genetics, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or any federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws.