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Direct Support Professional **NEW STARTING WAGE**

Better Living, Inc. Omaha, NE
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Job Description

Better Living, Inc. is looking for a caring, dedicated individual to provide companionship and assistance to individuals with special needs. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about helping others achieve their goals and live full, rich lives.

Direct Support Professionals provide services to adults with developmental disabilities.  DSPs are expected to be professional, courteous, and respect the rights of our clients.

The positions available are in our residential group homes and day services center. You will be working with our clients in their homes or in a workshop setting, assisting with their daily living needs. These include assisting with preparation of meals, giving medications, going on recreational outings as well as various other duties.

Better Living, Inc. offers paid training, paid time off and holiday pay to all employees and medical and dental benefits to full time employees.

All new hires must be available to complete orientation and training for three days held Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm. 

Visit our website at www.betterlivinginc.org for more information.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assisting with client’s daily living needs
  • Assisting with money management
  • Administering medications
  • Documenting care
  • Working with and documenting client programs
  • Maintaining a clean, safe and welcoming environment

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Must have a reliable vehicle in good working order with vehicle insurance
  • Must be eligible to be registered as a Medication Aide
  • Must be certified in First Aid and CPR (does not need to be certified at hiring, can be done shortly after)
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

Job Details

Date Posted December 7, 2017
Date Closes January 6, 2018
Address Omaha Area
Located In Omaha, NE
Function Support for Developmentally Disabled Adults
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $11.50, Based on Experience
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Hours Hours vary depending on schedule
Start Date Immediately
SOC Category 39-9099.00 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
Zipcode 68114
Address 704 S 75th Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68114
Phone 402-556-5290

This job offers the following benefits

  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • SIMPLE IRA Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Domestic Partner Benefits (Same-Sex)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Casual Dress
  • Compressed Work Weeks
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Flexible Hours
  • Free Parking
  • Job-Sharing
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

This job requires the following skills

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Medication Aide
  • First Aid Certification
  • Medication Administration
  • Medication Aide
  • Therap Software
  • Microsoft Windows Desktop

Course(s) relevant to the skills listed for this position

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  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • SIMPLE IRA Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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