Direct Support Professional - Columbia, SC ( Job Number: 120001DU )
Primary Location United States-SC-SCColumbia
Founded in 1995, South Carolina MENTOR, a partner of The MENTOR Network, offers home and community-based services throughout the state to children and adults with developmental disabilities or behavioral health needs as well as individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries or other neurological conditions. We offer a range of services - including our innovative Host Home program, as well as other residential living options, in-home support, day programs and behavioral health services. Description
Every person needs the support of others, but we look for very special people to provide care in group home settings to our individuals with emotional, behavioral or medical complexities and those with brain injury. As a caregiver, also known as a Direct Support Professional (DSP), with South Carolina MENTOR 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 South Carolina MENTOR 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!
South Carolina MENTOR is seeking Direct Support Professionals/Caregivers to provide assistance to our individuals with emotional, behavioral or medical complexities and those 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.
The highest need schedules we are currently hiring for are the following: