Direct Support Professional (219,226,323,325,343,344,423) Lewiston- $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS*

*$5,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS: pro-rated based hours per week. First 1/2 is paid upon successful completion of 90-day review/introductory period completion and second half is paid after 6 months from hire date, pending successful completion of introductory period.

You will come for our dedication to service, industry competitive salary and excellent benefits. You will stay when you discover our organizational culture and supportive leadership that prioritizes your professional growth.  For over 70 years, our committed team of dedicated professionals has provided the solid foundation where hope and healing can begin to flourish.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Direct Support Professional(DSP) is responsible for providing care management and skill instruction to persons with developmental disabilities, including persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, or multiple functional and/or medical limitations.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Participates as a team member in the evaluation and assessment of the support needs of consumers.
  • Develops a written Person-Centered Plan with the Program Plan Coordinator and in conjunction with Social Learning Center team members, the consumers, their family members and significant others (guardians, representatives, correspondents) where appropriate in accordance with the needs of the consumers and in compliance with established procedures.
  • Plan and provide daily activities depending upon the individual/group needs and desires of consumers.
  • Provides program supports for one to ten consumers, including but not limited to: orienting the consumers to the Center and the agency; advocating whenever necessary on behalf of the consumers; assuring the appropriateness of Person-Centered Plan implementation; and coordinating all aspects of the semi-annual review according to established policies and procedures.
  • Assesses changes in the functioning of the consumers and modifies the plan of care, as appropriate, in conjunction with the consumers and all other interested parties and in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Refers consumers to other professionals or services as appropriate to ensure optimal service.
  • Makes accurate and legible entries in the permanent health record of the consumers according to established policies and procedures, including the writing of progress notes, incident reports, and daily recordings, and gives input into the writing of quarterly and annual reports.
  • Assists consumers with many levels of their care, including transfers, personal care, pushing or pulling wheelchairs, dressing and undressing, mobility training, and feeding.
  • Uses personal or agency vehicle as may be required for consumer transportation, outreach in the community, home visits, and/or agency related business.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required. 
  • DSP or equivalent certification or willing and eligible to complete the requirements of the certification within 6 months of employment.
  • Must possess a valid State of Maine driver's license.
  • Related experience working with persons with acute and severe intellectual and developmental disabilities or experience in adult day programming, health care or social service setting preferred.

We strive to ensure that your work experience reflects the values we hold most dear - respect for individual, diversity of thought and ideas, and commitment to professional growth in an environment where you can thrive and excel.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.


By joining our relaxed and friendly team, you will find colleagues willing to support you and embrace your unique perspectives and experiences. We promote whole health and wellness, not only for the clients we serve, but for our staff members as well. We support one another, share stories of our successes and challenges we face, and celebrate our collective and individual achievements. We are passionate about ensuring Tri-County is a respectful, inclusive community of professionals dedicated to our mission, those we serve, and each other. 

Some of the many benefits of working for Tri-County:

  • Generous Paid Time Off & Holidays
  • Health, Dental & Vision Benefits
  • Basic Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Agency Paid Training & Professional Development Opportunities
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Friendly Neighbor Discounts: Verizon, Sullivan Tire, and Governor's Restaurant 

*$5,000.00 SIGN-ON BONUS: pro-rated based hours per week. First 1/2 is paid upon successful completion of 90-day review/introductory period completion and second half is paid after 6 months from hire date, pending successful completion of introductory period.

Tri-County Mental Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to maintaining a culture of mutual respect. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender orientation, or expression. We celebrate our differences and thrive on inclusivity.