DSP/Caregivers needed in West Seattle and White Center (group home for adults with intellectual disabilities)

Employer: United Friends Group Homes

Job Description

Currently hiring several caring individuals to work as Direct Support Professionals for 6 to 8 adults with intellectual disabilities in a group home setting. Now hiring in West Seattle and the White Center/Burien location. Depending on the location, openings are available for all shifts (outside of overnight). When applying, please make sure that you indicate what days/times you are NOT available. Some weekend work is required for all shifts. Vital duties include facilitating integration of the residents into the community (This duty had been on hold for the last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, we are finally starting community outings again), assisting residents to be as independent as possible, cleaning, cooking, instruction, documentation, transportation of residents, assisting with medication, providing first aid when needed, assisting adults with personal hygiene (including bathing, dressing, lavatory needs for ALL genders) and providing supportive listening. No certification is necessary at hire as we can train the right candidates; however, a currently valid NA-C or HCA (Home Care Aide) Certification is preferred as it significantly shortens the training period and allows you more freedom in arranging resident outings and other social activities.

Job Requirements

At least 18 years old High School diploma or GED Ability to read/write/speak in English (the language of the residents) Ability to attend occasional mandatory training sessions as needed (these are typically during weekdays ranging in time from 8am-5pm). Ability to work a variety of shifts (INCLUDING weekends) since we are staffed 24 hrs/day and have multiple openings. Many open schedules do require working both Saturday and Sunday. Prospective employees must pass fingerprint-based criminal background check. A valid WA state Driver License (or ability to get one within 30 days of hire) and good driving record are necessary for transporting residents. The currently available positions may require some transporting.

Compensation

starts at $18.00/hr

Upon hiring and during your employment with us, we offer in house training.

Schedule

Typical shifts are either 6am-2pm or 2pm-10pm. Evening shift needed in West Seattle location; Morning shift needed in White Center location. Weekend work is required.

Location: 6935 Fauntleroy Way SW
Contact: 206-829-2011