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Direct Support Professional- Weymouth at The May Institute Inc.

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Type: Full Time
Location: Weymouth, Massachusetts





Job Description:

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL- WEYMOUTH

Weymouth, MA, USA Req #2089
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Our May Center Schools for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and our May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders offer full-day, year-round educational services to children and adolescents.

Our schools focus on building communication, social, behavioral, vocational, and academic skills. We base our programs on applied behavior analysis, or ABA, which has been shown through hundreds of scientific studies to be the most effective method to teach children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities.

The May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders successfully educates students with complex needs and co-occurring diagnoses. These young people often require a combination of physical, medical, cognitive and social/behavioral therapies in an environment that supports skill development and rehabilitation.

Our caring professionals help each child to reach his or her highest potential.

The May Center School is looking for a Direct Support Professional to be responsible for the administrative, operational, and clinical functions of a group home for children, ages 5-22, with autism, PDD, and other developmental disabilities. Some of our students reside in May Institute homes and are supported by staff during all non-school hours. Direct Support Professionals and Program Coordinators work with children in their residence to facilitate development of play, social, and independent living skills using principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

This position is a great stepping stone towards pursuing an advanced degree in behavior analysis, psychology, or special education and May Institute will work with you to help you achieve your goals. We provide tuition assistance and loan reimbursement to employees pursuing degrees. In addition, May Institute has relationships with local universities where you can earn a Master s Degree in Behavior Analysis and Special Education while working with us.

There are various shifts, schedules and hours available. Shifts range from 18-40 hours a week. Most shifts are late afternoon and evening hours during the week, and day hours during the weekend.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Skill development and community integration

* Assisting individuals in meeting their personal care and nutritional needs

* Behavioral interventions

* Participating in the development of IEP/ISP objectives and documenting consumer progress

* Dispensing medications

QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelor s degree in a related field preferred

* Previous human services experience required in lieu of degree

* Strong verbal and written communication skills

* 2+ Years with a valid driver s license

May Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer of qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law. May Institute also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of the protected categories.

OTHER DETAILS

* Pay Type Hourly