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DSP/Multi-Site Float, 32-36 hrs./wk., $14.65/hr., $500 Sign on bonus 

Salary $14.65/hr  
About the Organization Phoenix Alternatives, Inc. (PAI) has been a vital part of our community since 1990. We were founded as a 501(c)(3) to serve people with developmental disabilities, maximizing integration into the community while pursuing meaningful, person-centered activities. PAI is a day program offering an array of services and opportunities for adults who want to design a life they love. You will find a culture that's respectful, team-oriented, and focused on meeting the unique needs of the people we serve.

Our mission is to engage individuals in meaningful participation in and connection with the community.
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Description

We support individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities with a wide variety of skills and interests. We offer opportunities to individuals, onsite and in the community, to build employment skills, to enjoy recreational and leisure activities and to achieve personal goals through meaningful experiences and programs. You will be providing:

  • emotional support and physical/hands-on support, including lifting and transferring, helping with lunch routines, personal cares, and passing medications
  • provide support so individuals can be actively engaged in activities they choose such as art and crafts, videos and board games, music and pet therapy, celebrating holidays, book club and cooking
  • provide assistance to individuals going out into the community: push individuals in wheelchairs, help shop and enjoy activities such as the zoo and nature walks
  • provide assistance to individuals engaged in paid employment on site such as packaging greeting cards

Be a part of our workplace that’s diverse, team-oriented and focused on meeting the unique needs of people. PAI is seeking applicants who are dedicated, caring, and passionate about supporting people with disabilities, who want to make a difference.

  • Work as Program Associate at any assigned site 1-11 miles between sites; you may work at two sites on the same day. Ideal for an individual that likes variety and is flexible.
  • Mileage paid for traveling between sites.
  • Must have previous experience and be able and interested in supporting individuals with a wide diversity of needs, personalities, and interests including those who need significant physical assistance and/or significant behavioral support.

PAI Offers:

  • Full benefits: PTO, paid holidays, health (starting at $85.00/month), dental, life insurance & more!
  • Birthday and anniversary time off
  • Casual dress (no uniforms), fun work atmosphere
  • Referral bonuses
  • Paid training
  • No weekend or evenings shifts
  • Career advancement opportunities

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Position Requirements

Required:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Pass an OIG and DHS background study and maintain approved status without continuous supervision
  • At least one year experience with people with developmental/Intellectual disabilities
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Energetic, personable, enjoy trying new things and working as part of a team
  • Demonstrate strong problem-solving skill to support developmental and emotional needs

Requirements to drive a PAI vehicle:

  • Must be 21+ years of age
  • Valid driver's license and insurance
  • Meet driving history insurance criteria
 
Preferred Requirements: Experience with individuals who need hands-on physical assistance and significant behavioral support  
Location White Bear Lake, MN  
Keywords: DD, ID, CNA, Day Services, DSP, Direct Support Professional, DCS, Caregiver, Medication Administration, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD, behavioral support, Occupational Therapy Assistant  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://PAIInc.appone.com



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