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Direct Support Professional

Compass Health Network

This is a Contract position in Raleigh, NC posted September 29, 2021.

Due to rapid expansion in all of our clinics, we are offering a $250 sign on bonus.

We are eager to be able to continue to serve clients in our service areas and need you to make this happen The Community Living Instructor/Direct Support Professional assists the Wellness Team in the facilitation of activities and groups for residents of our Clustered Apartment Program.

This position is responsible for providing a variety of services to consumers to enhance rehabilitation in 5 program components: Living Skills, Self-Care Skills, Social Skills, Leisure Skills, & Work Skills.

In order to thrive in this role you must be comfortable working closely with people who have chronic mental health issues and have a desire to provide excellent client care.

This opening will be a PRN/On-call opening with coverage needed for overnights and weekends.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS – JOB SPECIFIC
• Will provide a safe and secure environment for therapeutic growth of clients through safety and oversight of program and facility grounds
• Will use individual and group activities to help consumers develop behaviors and skills to allow them to return to and remain involved in activities appropriate to his/her age and based on their needs and abilities
• Will use DMH approved curriculum focused on building skills and knowledge about the management of mental illness to help the consumer remain community living
• Will use methods and techniques that improve an individual’s desire or motivation to maximize independence
• Will provide consistent meaningful individual and group activity which is appropriate to the skill and cognitive level of functioning of the consumers and does so in a manner that is of interest of the consumer
• Provide individual assistance to consumers in accessing needed mental health services including accompanying consumers to appointments to address medical or other health needs
• Provide individuals assistance to consumers in accessing a variety of public services including financial and housing, including assistance on an emergency basis and directly helping to meet needs for food, shelter and clothing
• Assist consumers to access and utilize a variety of community agencies and resources to provide ongoing social, educational, vocational and recreational supports and activities sign on bonus will be based upon the number of hours worked Job Requirements: EDUCATION High School/GED required WORK EXPERIENCE
• At least two (2) years experience in a mental health related field preferred
• A valid driver’s license at the time of hire with the ability to obtain and maintain a Class E MO driver’s license by the end of the 60-day introductory period required Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.