Direct Support Professionals in North Haven, CT at Benhaven Inc

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Benhaven Residential has Fulltime & Part-time Direct Support Professional positions available:


PT 26hrs: Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm

Monday 9:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am-2:00pm

Friday 4:00pm-8:00pm

Nakash House CLA:

PT 13.5hrs: Saturday 3:00pm-10:00pm

Sunday 3:00pm-9:30pm

PT 15hrs: Saturday & Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm

PT 16.25hrs: Monday-Friday 7:00am-10:15am

Oliver Rd CLA:

TEMPORARY PT 24hrs: Sunday 9:00am-3:00pm

Monday 9:00am-9:00pm

Thursday 3:00pm-9:00pm

PT 13.5hrs*: Tuesday 9:00am-3:00pm

Thursday 9:00am-3:00pmpm

*Maybe combined with In-home Supports Part-time position to make a Full-time position for the right applicant

In-Home Supports *

PT 18hrs: A 1:1 In-Home Support position for an individual within the community, place of employment and their home. The ideal candidate would need to be flexible. The candidate will need to utilize their own vehicle. The vehicle will need to pass a safety inspection and be insured.

*Maybe combined with In-home Supports Part-time position to make a Full-time position for the right applicant

These are direct support roles requiring the ability to address physical and personal needs of people with autism. Some responsibilities include:

  • Positive attitude and ability to role model.
  • Maintain good attendance.
  • Assist individuals with activities of daily living. Examples are personal care, meals and medication.
  • Encourage and support individuals in making and maintaining meaningful relationships and associations.
  • Maintain a professional environment during work hours.
  • Responsible for the safety of the individuals; ensure proper use of supplies/equipment, facilities and vehicles; report all incidents according to policy.
  • Accurate documentation using electronic data collection.
  • General housekeeping tasks and meal preparation.
  • Manage occasional challenging behavior.
  • Attend required trainings and staff meetings.
  • Must have a great work ethic and the passion to help others.
  • Treat all individuals with respect and dignity encouraging opportunities to promote choice.

While providing supervision and support, the Direct Support Professional also provides opportunity for each individual to develop and grow toward greater independence and experience happiness and personal satisfaction.

Job Requirements

  • At least 2 years of experience in a related position preferred but not required
  • Certification in medication administration, first aid, and CPR preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable motor vehicle record
  • Clear criminal record and other background checks in accordance with state requirements
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team environment
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills

E/O/E Benhaven offers an excellent benefits package for FT employees. Professional development is a major part of what we offer for career paths. We encourage our staff to take on new responsibilities and be promoted to higher-level positions earning higher pay. This is encouraged to occur within the first year of employment at Benhaven.


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