Direct Support Professional (FT and PT)

At Bethany House we aspire to support women, and women with
children, through transition to stability. We begin by providing shelter, and
meeting the basic needs of our guests, in a welcoming and safe, home-like
setting.

The successful candidate will be a self-starting individual who
demonstrates the desire and capability to work in a flexible and diverse
atmosphere, interacting with a variety of persons from different socioeconomic
and ethnic backgrounds. The DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL must have the ability
to be part of a cooperative team, must possess organizational and management
skills, and must have a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of the
crisis of homelessness. The candidate must have, at a minimum, a high school
education, but additional professional education is preferred. Basic knowledge
of computer word processing is useful. Main responsibilities include

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The DIRECT SUPPORT
PROFESSIONAL’s primary responsibility is the care and safety of the residents,
and secondarily, the care and safety of the facility.

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The DIRECT SUPPORT
PROFESSIONAL must create an atmosphere of acceptance, challenge and concern for
the residents, act as a healthy adult role model, and supervise the activities
of the house.

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The DIRECT SUPPORT
PROFESSIONAL must make decisions when necessary and appropriate in keeping with
the House Regulations and Rules, and be available to residents in times of
emergencies.

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