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Westminster, MD | Full Time
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Job Description

SPECTRUM SUPPORT, INC. IS HIRING

Direct Support Professionals

For our Frederick location

Do you have a passion to empower people with differing abilities to Live Their Best Lives?

Spectrum Support is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit agency helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, learn, work, and play in supportive communities.

The Direct Support Professional will:

  • Provide opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to participate in community events, employment, educational classes, or other activities of personal interest.

Assure the health, safety, and medical needs of the individual(s) are met at all times.

Candidate requires:

  • A valid Maryland Driver's License with no more than 2 points.
  • Must be self-motivated, creative and innovative in approach to providing supports that promote independence, choice and self-determination.
  • Ability to be a team player and respond to changes and/or crisis in a calm and productive manner.
  • Demonstrate ability in providing support in a respectful manner that meets the various needs of persons served.
  • DDA trainings, First Aid, CPR a plus. Trainings will be provided.
  • Must pass criminal background/LEIE check.

Job Type: Full-time

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