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Behavior Specialist Dsp - Issaquah

Company: Alpha Supported Living Services
Location: Spokane
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Starting wage is $25.00 per hour($1,500 Hiring Bonus for Issaquah)Direct Support Professionals are responsible for providing support to program participants that meets their needs, provides opportunities for community inclusion and creates a nurturing, safe and healthful living environment. Direct Support Professionals will frequently interact with program participants and so must be familiar with the Residential Service Guidelines issued by the Developmental Disabilities Administration.This particular position is for a lone client with who is particularly challenging and requires additional attention and training. Because of this, the DDA has given us additional funding that will allow us to pay the staff members who serve this client an additional $4.00 per hour. So the starting wage begins at $25.00 per hour.The following shifts are still available:Tuesday:: 2pm 10pmThursday: 2pm 10pm (two shifts available)Thursday: 10pm 6am (two shifts available)Friday: 6am 2pmFriday: 2pm 10pm (two shifts available)Saturday: 6am 2pm (three shifts available)Saturday: 2pm 10pm (two shifts available)Sunday: 6am 2pmSunday: 2pm 10pm (three shifts available)Sunday: 10pm 6amWho We Are Looking For:Someone who will maintain Right Response Certification, including both elements and advanced curriculum.Someone who will provide positive behavior supports to clients under extreme conditions, such as prolonged loud noise and physical aggression, and provide necessary interventions to prevent significant client injury due to self-harm.Is at least 18 years of ageHas a High School Diploma or GEDHas at least six months experience working in social services or relevant fieldHas a Washington State Driver's license able to be covered on Alpha Supported LivingServices' automobile insurance plan based upon driving recordCompletes a successful background inquiry clearance from an authorized state agencyWhat Your Day Will Look Like:Work in a single-person household alongside one or more additional staffFrequently interact with program participantsAct in accordance with the principles and values expressed in the Residential Guidelines and uphold the agency mission "to serve individuals with developmental disabilities by providing accessible residential and other support services that will maximize each person's quality of life."Work as directed by the shift assigned by the Program Supervisor or the Site SupervisorTraining Required:This position required additional/specialized training which includes:To be completed within 90 days of hire (in addition to 75-hour DSP curriculum):Right Response Day 1 & 2At least one class to be completed within 180 days of hire from following class options (or an internal or external comparable training deemed appropriate by Alpha Management):Sensory Needs for Adult with Autism (DDA, 3 hours)Socialization: Living and Working Environments for Adults with Autism (DDA)Autism: History, Approaches and Controversies (Alpha - CE course code CE 124168)How to Relate to People Who are Non-Verbal (Alpha - CE course code DD-0106)Bridges not Barriers: How we can provide support that promotes inclusion (Alpha - CE course code 134902)On-going Additional Training (included in 12 required CEs) must include:Right Response Day 2 and 2 hours of specialized training on a topic relevant to the individual they support, to be completed each calendar year, such as:PBSP review/re-training and quizAutism Spectrum DisorderNonverbal CommunicationDual DiagnosisTraumaStarting Wage is $25.00Wage scale is $25.00 $30.00 per hourBenefits for Full-Time Employees (30 hours or more a week) include Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) (non-profit version of a 401(k)) with company match, Life Insurance, Tuition Savings Program, and Tuition Reimbursement. Employees working 34 or more hours a week are eligible for PTO accrual.*In addition, we are offering a $500 signing bonus is paid out after the employee successfully completes New Hire Orientation and Peer Coaching.All Washington State Workers in Long-Term Care are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 per WA state mandate.EducationRequiredHigh School or betterBehaviorsPreferredTeam Player: Works well as a member of a groupEnthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interestDedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Keywords: Alpha Supported Living Services, Spokane , Behavior Specialist Dsp - Issaquah, Other , Spokane, Washington

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