Position Description

Per Diem
Location Lynn
Job Code 900-1118
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Bridgewell strengthens communities by providing an unmatched range of social and human services that empower people with disabilities and other life challenges to live safe, self-directed and productive lives. Bridgewell delivers support through community housing, day programs, outpatient treatment, recovery services, education and employment training. We’re committed to helping people in need, from those with autism to people with substance use disorders, become engaged members of their communities. Bridgewell is also the industry leader in developing innovative offerings in response to unmet or emerging needs.

The Position: We’re looking for a Per Diem Direct Support Professional! You will provide direct support services to cover vacations, sick time, and staff position vacancies at residential sites. Coverage includes support and assistance to individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities with all activities of daily living.       

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and assist individuals with all activities of daily living.
  • Create opportunities and provide support to individuals in making decisions to develop their skills and foster independence.
  • Provide services to individuals according to DDS, CARF and all applicable regulatory standards, and Bridgewell policies and procedures.
  • Provide support and assist individuals with all medical, clinical and financial needs.
  • Transport individuals as needed to and from medical, recreational and other activities outside the program.
  • Maintain required documentation according to DDS and all applicable regulatory standards.
  • Assist the individuals with accessing resources and recreational opportunities in the community.
  • Administer medications according to MAP regulations, as applicable.
  • Maintain core training certifications including CPR/FA, OSHA, CPI, Driver Safety, and MAP.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working with people with developmental or psychiatric disabilities preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Valid driver’s license and one year of driving experience.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, employee is frequently required to climb stairs.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.
  • The employee must be able to drive a vehicle.
  • Must have a normal range of eyesight with or without corrective lenses.
  • Must have a normal range of hearing with or without corrective equipment.​

Bridgewell Offers:

  • Many benefits starting at 24 or more regularly scheduled hours
  • Excellent health benefits-medical, dental, vision. We believe our benefits package is one of the most competitive (available to all employees regularly scheduled for 30 or more hours)
  • Generous paid time off—includes your birthday (that's right, we even give you your birthday off!)
  • Collaborative work environment that values new insight and personal contributions
  • ​With over one hundred programs in the North Shore, Lowell and Merrimack Valley we provide excellent opportunities for training and professional development

Why Should You Apply: If top benefits alone don't sway you, then our compassionate and collaborative work environment should! Bridgewell is committed to training and developing staff and provides the opportunities for you to have a positive impact in the work you do.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Requires acceptable CORI results according to Bridgewell policy.

Bridgewell is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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