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Direct Support Professional at Eden Autism

Direct Support Professional

Eden Autism Cranbury, NJ Full-Time
$17.25 - $17.50/Hour
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Become a Residential Teaching Associate at Eden Autism—

you’ll love the way we work!

Eden Autism is looking for energetic and compassionate people to provide support to adults in our group homes and out in the community. This is an excellent opportunity if you enjoy teaching and coaching others, and would like to work for an organization where your passion could be turned into a rewarding job.

Experience working with people with autism or other disabilities is an advantage, but it’s not a requirement—we provide paid training and you will be working with others as a team. What IS required is a positive attitude and desire to succeed in helping others experience their best life.

Our group homes are located throughout Mercer County, with day centers situated in Hamilton, Plainsboro, and West Windsor. We have part-time and full-time positions available, and can offer a variety of schedules including week day, weekend, and awake overnight shifts, with three-day on/three-day off rotations—our employees find this flexibility perfect for their busy lives!

In Cranbury, NJ, we have schedules of 3 days on 3 days off with sleep overnights. You even get paid to sleep over! You would follow a 3 day on 3 day off rotation - on the weekdays 3:00 pm-10:00 pm, sleep over 10:00 pm-7:00 am, up and moving 7:00 am-8:30 am/9:30 am and then when it rotates into the weekend, you stay on for the weekend. We also have Weekend Day positions Saturday/Sunday 8:30 am – 8:30 pm. We also have Friday, Saturday, Sunday Awake Overnight positions. Please apply to learn more about these schedules!

Great Pay, Great Benefits…..Check Out Our Generous Employee Package!

Hourly wage $17.25/hour!

● Annual performance-based merit increase program

Time-off benefits including paid vacation, sick, and personal days

● Medical/RX (three plans to choose from), dental, and vision insurance

● Paid life insurance equal to 1.5 times your annual base salary

Retirement savings account with an employer match

Employee discount programs including cell phone plans, shopping, and entertainment

● Excellent training programs including CPR and First Aid, medication administration, ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis),and crisis management

Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per year

Access to Eden’s fitness rooms

Employee assistance programs

Employee recognition programs

Wellness programs and health fairs

A variety of full-time and part-time work schedules including a traditional 40-hour week, a rotating shift of three days on/three days off, Saturday/Sunday shifts and more!

Your Primary Responsibilities will include:

● Ensuring the safety of those we support at all times.

● Teaching the men and women we support basic life skills such as cooking, laundry, cleaning, and personal hygiene - on site and in community settings.

● Assisting with daily activities including shopping, leisure and recreational activities, and visits to the doctor.

● Driving individuals we support to and from our group homes and day centers and around the community.

● Keeping track of the growth of individuals as they learn new skills and providing related information to supervisors.

● Communicating with family members, colleagues, and supervisors and completing required reports.

Job Requirements:

● High School Diploma required or GED equivalent

● 18 years of age or older

● Valid driver's license with record in good standing (less than 5 points)

● Must complete a background check, including drug testing, fingerprinting, motor vehicle check, references, physical and Mantoux test

● Ability to meet physical requirements including being able to sit, stand, bend, squat, kneel, stretch, stoop, and/or reach above shoulder level for extended periods of time (up to 30 minutes); vision requirements to include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus; lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; pass and maintain Professional Crisis Management (PCM) certification at a P2 level on an annual basis, including implementation of all strategies and techniques; ability to move or be moved freely and quickly to ensure the safety of students and participants at all times

Beginning to intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel. Comfortable using an Apple iPad for data collection

COVID-19 Statement, Testing, and Vaccine Mandate

We adhere to CDC guidelines. Employees are required to wear a mask as needed based on COVID cases, as well as completion of a health questionnaire and have their temperature taken daily. We require strict adherence to all sanitation guidelines including frequent handwashing and six (6) feet social distancing if feasible.

COVID-19 Testing: A COVID test is required prior to working in-person and/or hands-on training (if not fully vaccinated).

Vaccine Mandate: Governor Murphy’s Executive Order No. 283 requires employees who work in a covered setting provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster doses. The 'covered settings' listed in the Governor's Executive Order include all of Eden's residences and day programs. Therefore, documentation of vaccine status must be provided to Human Resources; if you are unvaccinated, you must obtain your first dose of the primary series of COVID-19 vaccine prior to your start/training date.

If you are already vaccinated, you must provide documented proof that you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination, including receiving a booster shot. That means that you must have both vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) and your booster dose five (5) months later, or the single dose J&J vaccine and your booster dose two (2) months later.

This requirement is not intended to interfere with one’s rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act or Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

If you’re looking for a rewarding and inspiring work environment, and are committed to making a difference in the lives of people with autism, we’d like to hear from you!

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Eden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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