Full-time position (40 hours weekly)
We Value Our Employees By Offering:
Polara Health, Serving on the front-lines of mental health treatment in Yavapai County since 1966, Polara Health (formerly West Yavapai Guidance Clinic) is uniquely positioned to improve access for people in need of high quality and affordable holistic care. We are a beacon of hope, help and healing for over 7,000 individual and families and 1,300 children annually. Focused on addressing the whole person through a client centered approach, we offer holistic, transformative services that are tailored to address the unique needs of each client, address the social determinants of health and ensure coordination of care with loved ones and other integrated service providers.
BASIC PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
Direct Support Professional's (DSP) provide services to children or adults and their families with behavioral health concerns. Depending on the needs of the client, DSP's provide assistance with transportation, living skills, pre-employment and on the job training, health maintenance, personal care, respite and behavioral development. DSP's work in a number of settings including but not limited to schools, homes, community and clinics. The DSP works under the direction of the Direct Support Supervisor and therapist to develop specific goals for the client and to implement treatment methodologies addressing targeted behaviors listed in the client's treatment plan. DSP's will document in client's record interventions and behavioral observations.
Minimum Education: HS Diploma or G.E.D.
Minimum Work Experience: Minimum 4 years of combined education experience in behavioral health.
Required Licenses/Certifications: Must have valid Driver's License and acceptable driving record. Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.
Minimum Age: 21 Years
Pre-employment drug screening/background check required. ** All candidates must
be able to obtain a DPS Fingerprint Clearance card.
It is the policy of Polara Health not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or national origin. This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff and termination. PH further agrees to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities.