DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY - DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES - SPRINGFIELD (#DSPCSF)

Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont ( learn more )

Springfield, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3453448
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 24, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Are you a creative, flexible, and dependable individual looking for a fulfilling career? If so, we have an opportunity for you! As a Direct Support Professional, you will use your passion and creativity to support the independence of individuals living with developmental disabilities.

HCRS is a team of committed providers and business leaders passionate about transforming the lives of those living in our community. We strive for excellence and have achieved significant and measurable improvement in clinical outcomes for the more than 4,000 clients we serve.



We want to hear from you if you have:

A High school diploma or GED; Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental health challenges.
Flexibility, positive attitude, strong organizational and customer services skills.
A Valid driver’s license, insurance, and reliable transportation.


Just a short driving distance from Keene, Lebanon, and Hanover, New Hampshire, you can have it all - the shopping, the amenities, and a much lower cost of living than larger cities.



Offering competitive compensation, excellent benefits, unique wellness incentives, as well as a company that promotes from within, you will want to work with this team for your lifetime!
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Autism
    Special Education > Emotionally Disabled
    Special Education > Multiple Disabilities
  • Employer Description

    Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) is a community mental health agency, providing comprehensive services for mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disabilities to individuals and families across Windsor and Windham counties. One of Vermont’s largest state-designated community mental health centers, HCRS serves almost 5,000 individuals each year through our ten office locations as well as in local schools and other community settings.

    Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) began serving the community in the fall of 1967. The Windham and Windsor Regional Planning & Development Committee had been charged with the task of taking a census of Windham-Windsor county citizens suffering from developmental disabilities. With the task completed, members of the committee realized that the identified citizens had many other needs as well – health issues, medical disabilities, rehabilitation needs – and the group incorporated with the sole purpose of addressing these needs.
    The new entity, Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont, identified its mission not as a service provider, but as a visionary agent and fundraiser for smaller agencies which were created to address identified behavioral, medical, and rehabilitative health needs in the two counties. The Prouty Center for Child Development and the Valley Health Council were two agencies created by HCRS in the early seventies to address identified needs.
    Also in the early years, HCRS agreed to take over and run two financially struggling outpatient mental health agencies, one in Windham county (Family & Child Guidance) and the other in Windsor county (Windsor County Mental Health). The agency helped find funding for the two outpatient agencies through the federal government’s Community Mental Health Centers Act, took the administration of them under its wing, and Mental Health Services of Southeastern Vermont was born. Herein lies the phenomenon of HCRS’ two, often confused, names.
    At this same time, the State began the process of de-institutionalizing the State Mental Health Hospital and Medicaid funding was channeled through the Waterbury Department of Mental Health offices. HCRS as a funding source no longer made sense, therefore the agency began to develop other services – alcohol and drug treatment, services for citizens with severe and persistent mental illness, emergency services, and extended services for families and children.
    Since the early 1990’s, HCRS has been a major community mental health agency, providing comprehensive services to Vermonters across Windsor and Windham counties. Serving almost 5000 individuals each year through its five major service programs, our highly trained staff and dedicated Board of Directors continually strive to improve the organization’s outstanding services and ensure they meet the needs of local community members.
    HCRS recognizes that individual lives and needs are frequently complex, and that no single organization or agency can address all of them. To assist in the provision of coordinated and comprehensive care, HCRS works collaboratively with over sixty area service providers, health care agencies, and community organizations in meeting the needs of those who live in our communities.
    HCRS is accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). An independent, not-for-profit organization, JCAHO is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Visit JCAHO's website at www.jointcommission.org. You may contact The Joint Commission to report concerns about the safety and quality of care at HCRS Learn more about us...

    Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Megan Chapman , Talent Acquisition Coordinator
    • 49 School Street
    • Hartford, Vermont 05156

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