Kent Center
  • Chestertown, MD, USA
  • 12.70
  • Hourly
  • Full -Time

We're all about our individuals supported and staff that provide the needed services to provide care and supports, and as we continue to grow, we're looking for even more quality people who share our dedication to doing what's right, improving our persons supported quality of life, building great relationships and truly making a difference. If you are considering employment with an organization that values your contributions and efforts and offers a career track for to enhance your profession as a DSP than look no further!

Our DSPs carry out rewarding work, playing an integral and crucial role in the success of our organization by assisting with activities of daily living, and facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work and/or other activities. We support our individuals by partnering with our clinical staff to implement the therapeutic and behavioral plans that are in place. The ideal candidate will assist individuals in developing key life skills by providing supports based upon their person-centered plan in our vocational program, residential homes, individual homes in Kent County based on your availability.

Experience is preferred, but not required, that is, if you Bring the Right Attitude, We'll Train you for Success!  We provide PAID classroom training to include: DDA, CMT, CPR/First Aide Certification, and Crisis prevention; and on the job training and tools you need to be successful in this position. 

To pass this training applicants must:

  • Complete all necessary orientation/on-the-job training within the first month of employment;
  • successfully pass associated tests, and demonstrate skill in working with adults with developmental disabilities post hire;
  • be capable of performing CPR/First Aid and follow MANDT standards for crisis intervention;
  • embrace our core values of being caring, organized, respectful, accountable and positive;
  • maintain a professional presence in image and interactions to include a clean, appropriate and presentable appearance;
  • maintain an attitude of cooperativeness, respectfulness, and honesty;
  • treat our individuals supported with respect and dignity while provide enriching opportunities and choices;

Shift/Schedules offered:  

  • Full time and part time available.
  • 2nd and 3rd shifts throughout the Chestertown and surrounding areas.
  • Hours of work and some shifts may vary based on the needs of the individuals supported.
  • Some weekends required.

Pay Rate:  Training Rate: $11.00/hr. Following training: $12.70

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Be at least 18 years of age.
    • Legally eligible for employment in the United States.
    • Experience working with individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities or experience working in nursing home, childcare, mental health or summer camp setting, preferred.
    • Ability to successfully complete all agency required training.
    • Detailed oriented with ability to accurately complete all required daily documentation and reporting.
    • Be organized and easily adaptable to changing duties and work settings.
    • Valid unrestricted driver's license to include a clean driving record from the MVA with no more than 2 points.
    • Ability to drive in inclement weather, at night, on highways, over bridges, and in traffic.
    • Ability to perform all of the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Pass a criminal history record check, drug screen, and submit to a driving record, in accordance with Local, State, and Federal law/regulations.

If you are ready to enhance our inclusive team dynamic by your positive attitude and dedication to supporting people to live rich meaningful lives., please apply today.


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