Lead Direct Support Professional
Posted on: January 7, 2022
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in
someone's life while working with an extraordinary team to advance
your professional career? At Merakey, we have multiple levels of
career paths for a Direct Support Professional. Come and be part of
the Merakey family where you can put your heart and soul into
everything you do. Merakey has extensive paid training
opportunities that include various certifications: Registered
Behavior Technician, DSP 1 and DSP 2. We are seeking a Lead Direct
Support Professional to join our team in Escondido, CA for our
Hourly Rate starts at $22 and will increase to $24.00 upon receipt
of RBT certification
Our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) interact and support our
individuals with development disabilities in a variety of potential
settings including community, family or individual homes and
generic community settings, as well as Adult Training Facilities.
The DSP will assist with direct care as well as implementation of
behavior plans. We provide a level of care that enhances the
health, safety, dignity and contentment of every consumer served by
assisting and training individuals in the areas of personal care,
communication, and social skill development.
Merakey offers Medical, Dental, Vision insurance plans, competitive
compensation plans, Work/Life balance, tuition reimbursement and so
About our Enhanced Behavioral Support Homes:
The mission, vision and core values of Merakey align with those of
a successful Enhanced Behavioral Support Home (EBSH) for
individuals with high risk factors, involved with multiple systems.
Merakey's mission is "enriching lives by providing exceptional
services through an individualized approach", integrating the
mission with our vision of "creating communities where everyone is
empowered to take meaningful steps toward reaching their fullest
potential", and our core values of compassion, diversity,
integrity, quality and trust, build a foundation of holistic care
for the people we support.
Merakey's philosophy for the EBSH program seeks to inspire hope of
recovery, promote empowerment, self-determination, understanding,
and coping skills for individuals allowing them to achieve their
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and
education non-profit provider offering a breadth of integrated
services to individuals and communities across the country. We
leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and
new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their
families, public and private healthcare funders and community
The work of Merakey is anchored in the firm belief that is every
individual's right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment in
their lives. Surrounding professional staff with the best in
technology and supports. Merakey is a leader in the industry and
remains committed to helping people...one individual at a time.
Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Apply at www.merakey.org/careers
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must have a verifiable/High School Diploma/G.E.D.
Must have at least one year of paid verifiable experience working
with I/DD individuals.
Dual Diagnosis experience preferred.
A valid driver's license is required.
Required to complete a DSP 1 certification, within 1 year of hired
Required to complete a DSP 2 certification within 1 year of hired
Required to complete an RBT (Registered Behavior Technician)
certification within 60 days of hired date.
Hourly rate will increase by $2 once RBT is obtained
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