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Independence Advocates of Maine, Inc. enriches the lives of people with disabilities by promoting independence, health, community, employment and natural relationships.

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Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you see amazing things in people? Become a Direct Support Professional at IAM!

IAM-Community Ties currently has DSP openings at our growing Community Supports programs in Orono and Veazie.

We are seeking individuals who are compassionate, responsible, and patient. Our DSP’s use their positive attitudes and self-initiative to plan and facilitate fun, exciting learning experiences for the individuals with disabilities we support.

DSP Responsibilities:
*Encourage and support participants to live rewarding and self-directed lives.
*Assist with the assessment of participant's abilities, limitations, and preferences related to their activities and recreation.
*Teach skills to gain independence, promote choice, improve communication, and develop pro-social behaviors.

* DSP certification preferred but will train right candidate.
*Experience providing personal care and with positive behavioral supports helpful.
* Possess a valid Maine driver's license, for two years, in good standing.
* Ability to pass required criminal and DHHS background checks and agency hiring guidelines.

Compensation and Benefits:
* $13.00 to $15.09 base rate per hour depending on experience and certifications
* Differentials for evenings and weekends
* 100% employer paid medical, dental insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurances
* Generous paid time off

Join this small team where your voice and ideas matter and you will have the unique opportunity to develop programs alongside the individuals supported.
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