Do you believe that one person can make a difference?
Do you believe that everyone has the right to participate fully in community life?
Do you believe that everyone is entitled to respect, dignity, and freedom?
Then you’ll fit right in at Hope House. Our direct support professionals are passionate about social justice: the right of people with disabilities to full inclusion in the community, and the right to live in one’s own home or apartment, regardless of disability. Daily tasks we take for granted like choosing when to eat dinner, what to wear, or when to go to bed, are the first steps in determining one’s own destiny. Some people may need support in reaching that goal. And that’s where you come in.
What are the basic job duties?
You’ll be helping adults with developmental disabilities with the tasks of everyday living such as: laundry, cooking, personal hygiene, budgeting, grocery shopping, community life integration, self-advocacy and medication management. We teach independent living and empower people to learn the skills needed to live lives of their own choosing.
Is the job physically demanding?
It can be. You may be supporting several people in one day, which can mean a dozen trips up and down the stairs while carrying groceries or a full laundry basket. You may be standing for long periods of time, reaching for overhead items, lifting, bending, stooping, climbing, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. To make sure you can handle the physical demands of the job, you’ll be required to certify that you can lift 50 pounds, and that you can meet this requirement multiple times in one shift. We focus on doing all of this safely, so you’ll receive training on injury prevention and safe practices for physical tasks.
What qualifications do I need?
A high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, and your own vehicle with current insurance. You must be at least 18 years old, reliable, and dedicated. If you have special skills or training, please let us know. The people we support value consistency in their staff, and request that you commit to the job for a minimum of one year.
How do I apply?
Click here to view our current employment opportunities or come by our office between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday.
How long does the application process take?
Please allow one week for an interview to be scheduled. After the interview, you will meet the team, and we check your references. Once you’ve been hired, you will participate in orientation and training that will prepare you for your career.
What kind of training do you offer?
We offer training in our mission and philosophy, CPR, First Aid, behavioral support, safety practices, disabilities, and medication management. Additional training on a variety of topics related to your work will be provided on an ongoing basis.
What do you pay, and what kind of benefits do you offer?
Part-time wages begin at $15.41 per hour, with additional pay for nights and weekends. Full-time wage positions start at $13.28 an hour with additional pay for nights and weekends as well as a benefits package valued at almost $15,000 including generous paid leave. We pride ourselves on employee development, with a long history of promotion from within. If you’re looking for a place to advance your career, look no further.