Overview

Direct Support Professional/Community Consultant/CNA

Make a difference in others’ lives and your own by providing training in daily living skills and promoting community involvement for people with disabilities.

Job Summary

 

Sycamore Services is seeking full-time and part-time Direct Support Professionals or CNA in Hendricks County.

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) assist others who need extra help in order to be self-sufficient.  DSP’s support the emotional, physical and personal well-being of individuals with disabilities at their homes or their neighborhoods and communities. Their role is to enhance the ability of consumers to lead self-determining lives by providing the support and information necessary to build self-esteem, assertiveness and to make decisions.  This is done through the use of effective communication strategies and skills to establish collaborative relationships with consumers.

 

Individuals have different types of needs from physical support to assistance in daily living. DSP’s provide supports based on the unique needs of individual consumers and recognize the importance of friends, family and community relationships.

 

Brief classroom training followed by on the job training is provided for all DSP’s.

 

Requirements:

High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent competency required.
18 Years of age or older
Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.
Completion of required training/education/certification
Experience working with persons with disabilities in the community preferred.
Excellent people and communication skills required.
Ability to work flexible/non-standard hours.
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds; upper body leverage strength required.
Ability to keep accurate documentation.
Knowledge of community and community activities preferred.

Team Lead:

Are you looking for more than just a “job”? Want to go home each day feeling like you have accomplished something important?

As a Team Lead, you will assist persons with disabilities in pursuing their personal futures and goals through residential supports and community integration.  You will assist with the design, implementation and monitoring of support plans to ensure meaningfulness.  Team Lead’s oversee and coordinate the day-to-day activities within assigned residential locations.   They also review documentation to ensure progress is being accomplished toward ISP goals for individuals assigned.  You will act as a mentor and provide support to those staff working in their assigned locations by providing training and development to ensure successful outcomes for people served.    Team Lead’s are required to maintain case records and documentation for persons/locations assigned, including consumer-specific financial and medical records.

Full time positions available in Hendricks County.

Visit www.sycamoreservices.com for more information!

 

Job requirements for this position are:

A.        High School Diploma or GED required.

B.        At least one year experience working with persons with disabilities required.

C.        Previous supervisory experience preferred.

D.        Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

E.         Basic computer skills for data entry and e-mail.

F.         Demonstrated ability to organize a household and teach others.

G.        Ability to work flexible, non-standard hours.

H.        Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation.

I.          Ability to lift up to 35 pounds; upper body leverage strength required.

 

About Sycamore Services, Inc.

Sycamore Services, Inc. is a recognized leader in making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities because of our integrity, positive outcomes and commitment to those served.  EOE.