Are you interested in Human Services and unsure where to go next or even where to start? GMS may be the place for you! With so many agencies hiring DSPs it is important that you find the right agency. GMS is a non-profit agency serving individuals residentially with varying needs and lifestyles and recognizes that a good consumer/employee match is in the best interest of everyone. GMS takes the time to identify where your strengths and interest lie in order to place you in a home that can lead to the greatest success for everyone involved.
Whether you are new to the field, a veteran DSP, a student, or a Program Manager, GMS can offer opportunities for Career Pathing. GMS firmly believes that an investment in the growth of our employees is an integral part of offering the highest level of consumer care. Not only does GMS offer consistent management training and support to our managers, but is invested in our Lead DSP program to improve supports provided in the home and prepare promising, professional, and invested DSPs for a management track.
GMS offers a generous benefits package including: Medical, dental, life insurance, a Simple IRA with a 3% match and three weeks earned benefit time in the first year.
Direct Support Professional
Minimum Requirements: High School Diploma or GED. We are willing to train the right individual! A valid driver’s license with a good driving record is required for most positions.
Lead Direct Support Professional
This position is designed as a stepping stone to a manager position. Some experience in the field is expected. A willingness to act as a positive role model and coach to DSPs in the home is required. Participation in management training is a vital part of this position. Some administrative responsibilities are assigned to this position. Lead DSPs must have a driver’s license and good driving record.
Float Direct Support Professional
The Float position requires significant flexibility in schedule and experience working with Developmentally Disabled adults. The float receives a schedule each week that varies greatly in time and location. The Float must be willing to work with a varied population as this position meets the needs of homes that require staff due to open positions or vacation time. The Float DSP is compensated at a higher rate and guaranteed full time hours.
The Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of the program which they supervise. Balancing consumer care and planning with employee training and supervision is a goal for the position. Managers are expected to have an ability to problem solve and exhibit independent thinking. Management training is offered. Most positions include Direct Care time in the home.