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Direct Care Worker
at Quest, Inc.
Westland, MI

Direct Care Worker
at Quest, Inc.
Westland, MI

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Job Description

Direct Support Professional Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be a personal companion to your clients and act as a supportive friend serving their needs and working to build their independence
  • Encourage and foster individuals’ preferred hobbies and interests
  • Assist with and work to strengthen the individuals’ many daily living needs including but not limited to: nutrition, hygiene, exercise, communication and socialization skills
  • Help individuals to bathe, groom and dress, eat and drink if necessary, always working to improve self-reliance
  • Create daily schedules and plans for clients
  • Help set individual goals and track client progress, noting any drastic changes; report findings to superiors
  • Encourage individual skill development and work towards community integration
  • Develop meaningful relationships and connections with your clients to make them feel cared for and included in the community
  • Follow all health and safety protocol
  • Help clean and tidy home for the individuals
  • Attend continued education courses, training and get further certified as the job requires
  • Be a compassionate, patient and encouraging support professional at all times; you are a caregiver, cheerleader and advocate rolled into one and your work can change the lives of many for the better

Direct Support Professional Requirements and Qualifications

  • CPR certification a plus
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have dependable transportation
  • Pass state background check (dependent on state requirements)
  • Comfortable working independently and can consistently make good judgements that benefit the client
  • Flexible, with a keen ability to handle stress well
  • A friendly disposition with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Experience tracking and recording information
  • Enjoys working with developmentally disabled individuals to improve their quality of life
  • Can quickly manage stressful situations responsibly and effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills and passionate about helping those in need
  • Ability to move and stand for prolonged periods and frequently perform physically demanding tasks

Similar Job Titles

  • DSP
  • Direct support worker
  • Personal care aide
  • Caregiver
  • Social and human service assistant




Company Description

Quest, Inc. is a CARF Accredited, non- profit organization that provides support services for persons with special needs to promote inclusion, maximize independence, and improve quality of life in a variety of settings in four southern Michigan counties. These services include staffing, housing, accessible transportation, advocacy, socialization, respite services and many others.

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