Join Benchmark Human Services and put your service and positively impact the lives of other people who are just like you! Benchmark is a national leader in providing programs to individuals with disabilities and mental illness. The St. Louis office is seeking qualified and caring people to work as a Direct Support Professional. Successful applicants will attend paid training to obtain required certifications. No experience necessary, learn on the job.
Provide training, assistance, and support to individuals with intellectual disabilities and significant behavioral challenges and mental health conditions.
Ability to work with individuals who display aggression toward staff and other program participants. Ability to implement plans and training throughout crisis situations while also responding to behaviors utilizing positive behavior supports.
Assist individuals served in expanding their opportunities to participate in community life as they choose.
Assist individuals in learning and maintaining skills, having new life experiences, and respond to behaviors utilizing positive behavior supports.
Provide training to individuals served in all identified areas and function as part of the interdisciplinary team.
Must be willing to flex schedule according to the needs of the individuals served.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Participate in the development and positive implementation of individual’s plans.
Implement Behavior Support Plans, Replacement Behavior Trials and reinforcement plans consistently, continuously and as written across all environments.
Provide positive behavioral supports according to individual BSPs and provide positive reinforcement when individuals engage in socially appropriate behavior.
Respond to emergency situations as trained utilizing all aspects of the Mandt Training.
Implement Meaningful Day Schedules and provided continuous active treatment through the ISP, BSP, daily schedules, day programs/work and reinforcement schedules.
Competitive wages based on experience
Health and dental insurance
401k plan with company match
Paid Time Off and Sick Time Pay
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Various shifts and locations
Valid auto insurance and driver’s license
High school diploma or GED
Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If interested apply online at www.BenchmarkHS.com/Careers or email resume to Lindsey at firstname.lastname@example.org