About the role
Spectrum Community Services is hiring compassionate, honest, energetic Direct Support Professionals. This position is responsible for on-site coordination of active treatment in Adult Foster Care (AFS) or Community Living Services (CLS) homes or private residence, serving individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral disabilities. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to helping clients with cooking, cleaning, community integration, health, and personal care.
Experience working with people with disabilities (preferred but not required). We provide all required training including CPR/FA certification.
What we offer
BlueCare Network Medical and Rx
Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental
Blue Cross Blue Shield Vision
403(b) with employer match
$10,000 Life Insurance,
Holiday Pay (including Juneteenth),
Paid Time Off.
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must be able to provide two work references demonstrating good performance and attendance.
Must have a valid Michigan Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.
Must have reliable and ongoing transportation.
Successful completion of a comprehensive background check including fingerprinting, medical clearance (TB test, drug screen & physical exam), and clearance through Michigan Long-term Care (MILTC) screening
About the services we provide.
Spectrum Community Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality support and life-enhancing opportunities for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. This may include individuals with mental illness diagnoses.
Join the team now!
25 - 50
Spectrum Community Services is a company based out of 105 Lehigh Ave. Pueblo, CO
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