Direct Support Professional #Hiring #Job – Omaha
Are you looking for a rewarding job, one in which you can give hope and guidance to children who are in the child welfare system? Are you motivated by solid outcomes resulting from your guidance and skills? If so, then Better Living is the place for you! Better Living provides a competitive compensation and benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance plans; 401(K) Plan with Company Match, Student Loan Reimbursement plan, Employee Assistance Program, Career Development Incentives, Recognition Incentives, Paid holidays, Paid Sick leave, and Paid vacation worth over $12,000 per year.
$2,000 HIRING BONUS FOR FULL TIME EMPLOYEES AFTER 1 YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT.
If you are you looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference, we have positions where you will be providing a pivotal service to children and families. Better Living specializes in the reunification of families and as a Direct Support Professional you will be an essential part of the reunification process. You will work to reunify children with parents by focusing on the core values of what makes for an enriching environment that cultivates the healthy development of a child. The Direct Support Professional role is a collaborative effort with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in which you will track the progress of the families with which you work. Your work will set and obtain goals that allow for successful outcomes in the accomplishment of reunification in a safe, supportive and loving home. As a member of our team, your role will be to serve as a role model and mentor to both parents and children creating pathways and achieving goals to facilitate a positive change in family dynamics which will certainly prove to be a fulfilling career.
Evening and weekend availability is required. Hours will vary from week to week and day to day depending on client availability. Client schedules may not guarantee a forty hour work week, some flexibility and an extended work week maybe required to obtain full-time/forty hours.
You will be trained and become proficient in the following:
- Assessing and planning for individual and family needs based upon goals identified.
- Specific knowledge in safety, normal family function, neglect, abuse or exploitation of children.
- Specific knowledge in maintaining economic self-support in order to reduce or eliminate dependency.
- Specific knowledge in achieving or maintaining self-sufficiency, including reduction or prevention of dependency.
- Implements an instructional design to reach learning objectives/outcomes set forth by Department Case Workers.
- Provides transportation with personal vehicle to surrounding communities in conjunction with the provision of services allowed.
- Provide safety intervention to families and individuals when needed.
- Attend scheduled family meetings when assigned by Department/Case Workers or Supervisor.
- Must complete paid organizational new employee orientation
- Must have two years of experience in Social Work/Human Service field OR Associates Degree and one year of experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in a Social Work/Human Service field.
- High School Degree or Equivalent required plus two years of experience.
- If no Bachelor’s Degree has been obtained, must have minimum of two years work experience in the human service field (social work, counseling/guidance, psychology, sociology, human development, mental health education or a closely related human service field)
Skills/Qualifications including but not limited to:
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Excellent writing skills and computer skills
- Excellent Listening and verbal communication (including de-escalation and redirection in times of conflict)
- Demonstrates understanding and empathy for others
- Pass a background check (Sexual Offenders Register, the Department of Health & Human Services Central Registers for Adult Protective Services and Child Abuse and Neglect, and a Criminal Background Check.)
- Current and valid Drivers License with no more than 3 points assessed.
- Current Auto Insurance that meets the minimum automobile liability and medical coverage required by Nebraska law.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Flexible Schedule
Pay: $19.00 – $21.20 per hour
- Day/Evening shift
- Overtime Possible
- Weekend availability required
- hybrid ability
- BLCS strives to ensure the safety of staff and families served. All employees are provided with proper PPE and training.
- Driver’s License with fewer than 3 points assessed? (Required)
Willingness to travel:
- 30% (Required)
|Date Posted||April 19, 2023|
|Date Closes||May 19, 2023|
|Located In||Omaha, NE|
|Job Type||Full-time Employee|
|Compensation||Hourly Wage, $19 – $21.20|
|Hours||30-40 hours per week; Flexible scheduling to meet the needs of our clients. Evenings and weekends are REQUIRED.|
|SOC Category||21-1021.00 Child, Family, and School Social Workers|
|Address||7100 South 29th Street|
|City, State and Zip||Lincoln NE 68516|
This job offers the following benefits
- 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment
- Dependent Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Life Insurance
- Long-Term Disability
- Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
- Prescription Drug Plan
- Short-Term Disability
- Supplemental Insurance
- Voluntary Life Insurance
- Bereavement Pay
- Continuing Education Program
- Employee Referral Program
- Flexible Hours
- Free Parking
- Holiday Party
- On-the-Job Training
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Vacations
- Remote Access
- Sick Leave
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Bonus Plan
- Merit Increases
- Productivity Rewards
This job requires the following skills
- Education / Teaching
- Excellent Team Member
- Problem Resolution
- Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
- Strong Time Management
- Strong Work Ethic
- Crisis Prevention
- Infant / Child CPR Certification
- Documentation Management
- Excellent Communication
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