Position:  Easterseals Direct Support Specialist, Work & Grow Program
Location:  Blue Ash, OH
Job Id:  225
# of Openings:  1

Full-time, benefits eligible, Monday - Friday position!
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities? Join the Easterseals team as a full-time Direct Support Specialist!
As a Direct Support Specialist you will provide daily supervision to individuals with disabilities.  Individuals are involved in vocational training at a community worksite where the Direct Support Specialist oversees assigned tasks, assist with daily living skills, and oversees the implementation of individualized plans. The Direct Support Specialist also transports individuals from Blue Ash facility to the worksite in an agency van.  Documentation will include initial assessments, goal and objective tracking and individual payroll.

Our Direct Support Specialists establish and maintain safe working environments, maintain confidentiality of the people we work with, and demonstrate flexibility with work assignments.
 
Minimum qualifications include:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Prior experience working with people with disabilities, preferred
  • Knowledge of interventions strategies, and general principles and methods for working with people with disabilities
  • Proficient in computer software, applications and programs
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Valid driver’s license & insurance & a good driving record
For eligible employees, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:
  • Medical insurance, including a PPO plan, and a HDHP plan that offers a company contribution
  • Employer paid Teladoc services, allowing participating employees and their family members access to a doctor free of charge for common medical conditions
  • Dental (including orthodontia coverage for children) and Vision
  • Employer-paid Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, with options for additional voluntary life insurance for employees dependents
  • 401k Retirement plan with up to a 4% match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program, hearing aid discounts and resources for free will preparation   

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