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Peer Support Specialist

Company: RI International
Location: Peoria
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Full Time Shift: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, e/o Wednesday-12 hour shifts 7am-7:30pm. Must be able to drive-fleet driver. Pay Range: $19.00-$22.00 per hour depending on experience. Summary of Job: The Direct Support Specialist (DSS) will work on a one-to-one basis with an individual providing hope, encouragement, support, and connection to the community. The DSS will be responsible for providing a safe and supportive environment in the individual's residential home by providing companionship, socialization, and emotional support. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Supervise daily living routines in the home De-escalate individual according to an individualized behavioral plan Assist individual with meal preparation Simple Housework (sweeping, vacuuming, washing dishes) Transport as needed for activities (company vehicle provided) Interact with the individual in a Recovery model, assisting with activities and providing a safe environment Schedule: 12-hour shift Day Shift Night Shift Weekend availability Job Requirements: A High School diploma or equivalent is required: experience in residential facilities and/or behavioral health working with DDD or Autism Spectrum Disorder is preferred. Must have a valid driver's license and safe driving record. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Basic computer skills. *Ability to problem solve with sound judgment *Ability to document per regulatory guidelines. *Effective communication skills with an individual with disabilities Driving Requirements: *Must meet all requirements outlined in RI International driving policy. Physical Demands : May include work close to the eyes and substantial motions of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, handling, finger dexterity; eye-hand-foot coordination, use of corrected vision; color vision; use of auditory senses. May be required to lift up to twenty (20) pounds. RI International is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our employees, customers, and the communities that we serve. ADDENDUM -- Arizona Education High school diploma or equivalent Licensure Certification Misc. Requirement Employment Type: Full Time

Keywords: RI International, Peoria , Peer Support Specialist, Other , Peoria, Arizona

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