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Direct Support Professional, Wakefield, NH

DSP-direct care professional-residential counselor-life coach
Some weekend availability is required for full time positions
The primary focus of Becket’s Adult programs in New Hampshire is in fostering the clients’ ability to become autonomous, competent, and connected with others across all areas of their functioning. 
Becket Adult ITS residential programs serve individuals aged 21 years old and over who have been identified as high risk-high need. Typically, these individuals have experienced considerable adversity and traumatic experiences in their lives. The individuals we serve have challenging behaviors including problematic sexual behaviors, forensic involvement, fire setting behaviors, and situational aggressive behaviors towards others and/or property. 
Each program challenges and assists each individual to become more productive and active members of their community. Becket offers onsite services and supports provided by highly trained staff. This includes an array of services to enhance the quality of life for each person served. Individualized clinical and behavioral treatment; counseling services; independent living skill development; vocational/educational skill development; and relationship-oriented coaching, mentoring, and teaching are the staples offered at this program. Further, staff-facilitated groups emphasizing self-care and social skills serve as a platform for our more specialized treatment services. 

Our Intensive Treatment Programs are designed for men and women with various mental health diagnoses. Our “Next Steps Programs” are for individuals who have successfully transitioned from Intensive Treatment and who need mentors to assist them in reaching their new goals. Currently, we have seven programs between Bethlehem, Conway, Madison, Wakefield, and Milton.
Why Join Becket:
A.) We develop our own people and provide some of the best skills and development training opportunities in New England
B.) We promote from within; many of our Managers and Executive Leaders advanced through our programs and training
C.) Our benefits and time off programs are among the best in our field
General Responsibilities:
Responsible for providing support services to individuals residing in a community-based program
Ensures adequate program coverage and supervision of the individuals at all times. Please note: If working overnights, the shifts are “Awake shifts”.
Implement activities of daily living. Individual Service Plan Objectives, Skills Development Plans, IAPs, and any other training programs.
Involve individuals in social/recreational activities including:
Socialization and community integration
Development of meaningful interpersonal skills
Development of rehabilitation skills
Placement transitioning
Transportation and access of public transportation
Role Modeling
Leisure and recreation
Development of cooking, budgeting, and shopping skills
Involve individuals in Functional Skill Development
Development of communication skills
Personal hygiene and cleanliness of living area
Provides job coaching, career development and prevocational support services including teaching and training specific to everyone's needs.
Promotes a high quality of living in all areas including medication administration, meal preparation, housekeeping, personal hygiene, and leisure/recreation.
Provides transportation of individuals to scheduled appointments or social activities.
Record progress notes, behavioral data, and log notes for each individual residing in the program.
Tracks data and progress on all identified areas of need.
Ensures the safety of the individuals and general public.
Models appropriate behavior for individuals residing in the program.
Engages in the upkeep of the residence.
Secondary Responsibilities:
Ensures duties and responsibilities are carried out in a supportive and professional manner.
Attends appropriate meetings as directed.
Performs other job-related projects and activities as requested or directed.
First Aid- CPR, Crises management (PABC), Certification in Medication Administration Program, Fire Safety, HIPAA, OSHA, Client Rights, and numerous other ongoing training.
Preferred Candidates will have:
A background in Human Services with strong communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
One year of experience.
Other Requirements:
Meet safe driver guidelines as established by employer's insurance carrier.
Transport clients as needed.
Must be over the age of 21 and have three years of driving experience.
Weekend shift work required (generally either Sat. or Sun.)
Position requires passing applicable background checks.
Education Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED.
Competitive compensation based on experience and education. We offer industry leading benefits: Full Time Employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits include, Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, AD&D, Wellness programs, Employee discount program, expense reimbursement, with ongoing Professional training, Regular team meetings, and Opportunities for growth.
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Job Location:
Bethlehem, Conway, Madison, Wakefield, or Milton
Required license or certification:
Driver's License
Job Type: full or part time
Salary: $13.00-$14.00 /hour, dependent on the program, education, and experience