Intellectual Disability Professional

Employer
Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Location
Woodbridge, VA
Posted
Jun 13, 2017
Closes
Jun 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
This position will assist in developing community support opportunities for persons with disabilities. Under supervision of the Residential Coordinator, the DSP I will be responsible for providing direct care and support to the individuals living in group residences. Provides support to individuals to learn skills that enable them to live in less supervised environments and become active members in their community. Maintains the individual's safety and well being in accordance with Volunteers of America Chesapeake's policies and procedures. Communicates with individuals based on their developmental needs. Participates or co-leads in the daily activities of the individual's programs. Documents notes for each shift worked for assigned individuals.EFFECT ON END RESULT: To ensure needs of client as identified by the Person Centered Planning Team are met and client satisfaction is achieved. To ensure that the program is operated in compliance with the Scope of Work, Volunteers of America Chesapeake's policies and procedures and licensing and Medicaid waiver regulations. Individuals will be supported in being participatory members of their community according to their interests. Required Skills: REQUIREMENTS:Minimum of a high school diploma or GED and one (1) year of experience in a residential program for individuals with intellectual disabilities; or a Bachelor's degree in a human services field. Experience in a residential setting with other types of special needs populations may be considered (ie cerebral palsy, Autism, Alzheimer's, Traumatic Brain Injury, mental health). Medication Administration Certification in the State of Virginia is a plus. NOTE: A bonafide occupational exception may be established for this position based upon sex/gender when it is necessary to ensure that at least one female and one male are on duty during each shift. OTHER: This position requires driving the company vehicle for company business including transporting clients/residents. Must be privileged to drive according to the criteria set forth by Agency MVR guidelines. Valid driver's license in jurisdiction of residence Vehicle liability coverage if driving personal vehicle (on occasion, may be required to transport clients in personal vehicle) May be required to drive a van Acceptable Criminal and CPS/Central Registry background check, and OIG checks Negative Drug and Tuberculosis Screening CPR/First Aid Certification and Medication Administration Certification for Virginia must be acquired and maintained once employed Required Experience: REQUIREMENTS:Minimum of a high school diploma or GED and one (1) year of experience in a residential program for individuals with intellectual disabilities; or a Bachelor's degree in a human services field. Experience in a residential setting with other types of special needs populations may be considered (ie cerebral palsy, Autism, Alzheimer's, Traumatic Brain Injury, mental health). Medication Administration Certification in the State of Virginia is a plus. NOTE: A bonafide occupational exception may be established for this position based upon sex/gender when it is necessary to ensure that at least one female and one male are on duty