CareGiver / Direct Support Professional ( Job Number: 110000PA )
Primary Location United States-IA-IAAdel
Founded in 1979, REM Iowa offers residential living options and continued support for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. REM Iowa also provides a growing array of rehabilitation services and community-based supports to assist individuals with brain injury. Through a range of individualized services, REM Iowa strives to help individuals of all abilities live life to the fullest in the communities they call home.
REM Iowa is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human services providers offering quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families. With opportunities from coast to coast, when you join REM Iowa and The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.
Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to support ( - individuals with intellectual disabilities; children with emotional, behavioral or medical complexities; children and adults with brain injury). As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) with REM Iowa you’ll be one of those special people.
DSPs are the link to the community for those they serve. For some, they may be the eyes of those unable to see, or the voice for those who can’t speak. For others, they are friend, cheerleader and subtle support on the path to one’s true potential.
For REM Iowa and The MENTOR Network the DSP is one of the most exemplary reflections of the wonderful mission driven work we do here every day. The people that carry out this rewarding, care giving support play an integral and crucial role in the success of our organization.
To that end, the DSP also happens to be one of the best places to start in our company with a myriad of career options to move up and across the organization. We in fact have many success stories from people at all levels that started out in the DSP role.
Whether you have previous experience in this capacity or this just sounds like the type of career path you would like to pursue…we want to hear from you!
Rem Iowa is seeking Direct Support Professionals/Caregivers to provide assistance to individuals with intellectual disabilities; children with emotional, behavioral or medical complexities; children and adults with brain injury in a community-based setting. DSPs provide assistance with daily activities such as meal preparation and planning; medication administration; and personal care. DSPs may also facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work or other activities. In addition, DSPs support therapeutic and behavioral plans in partnership with clinical staff to enhance the quality of life for those we support.
High school diploma or GED
Must be 18 years of age
Valid driver’s license in good standing
Car registration and vehicle insurance if providing transportation for individuals receiving services
Six months of experience in human services preferred
Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks
The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering quality, community-based services to adults and children...