Direct Support Professional

Heavenly Helpers In-Home Services
Mechanicsville, VA
Sep 14, 2020
Sep 19, 2020
Full Time
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the routine and emergency care, treatment, and training for specified individuals with developmental disabilities in routine and crisis situations. Responsibilities may include such duties as assisting the clients with completing their ADL's, feeding, observing and reporting individual's conditions and behaviors; interacting with individuals therapeutically, participating in individualized training and/or active treatment programs for both male and female individuals. The DSP is required to accurately document individuals' behavior(s) throughout the daily schedule, including response to home activities, home training and unusual incidents. Completion of work requires use of simple and/or routine duties, while decision making is based on simple and well-defined guidelines. The DSP may be required to drive the client in their personal vehicle and perform other duties as assigned. Essential Job Functions: Attends work on a regular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned. Assists persons served with training to teach daily living and vocational skills. Provides behavior intervention by following the recommended behavior intervention techniques to ensure that persons served are protected from harm or injury due to abuse/neglect, sexual incidents, serious injuries, or other sources of immediate danger and provides emergency care as needed. Participates in delivering therapeutic and individualized training per the individual's active treatment program, and documents individual progress. Assists persons served (male and female) with carrying out necessary self-care skills. Ensures environment is free of safety hazards by correcting any hazards found and reporting them to the supervisor. Observes persons served for signs and symptoms of disease, injury, reactions to medications, or other conditions that warrant medical intervention. Perform other related work as assigned. May prevent or manage aggressive behavior among individuals and administer CPR in emergency intervention. Knowledge Skills Abilities: Ability to learn patient care techniques and of treatment, therapy, and developmental programs. Ability to read, write and understand English so as to effectively communicate and carry out verbal and written instructions. Ability to learn behavior modification techniques as required for training of individuals with certain specific behaviors. Ability to provide individual care to administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to conduct Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB), and to communicate effectively. Ability to work effectively with others and as a member of a team and to accept supervision. Requirements Candidates must have at least a high school diploma/GED, at least one year of documented experience working with the ID population, and have a valid Virginia driver's license. (Compensation ranges from $9.00-$16.00 per hour based on education and experience.) Job Requirements: Providing direct support to individuals with intellectual disabilities Provide direct care support for adults with disabilities Provide direct care to persons with developmental and physical disabilities Enable individuals with disabilities to perform duties Play a directcare role, helping individuals with severe developmental disabilities to learnskills of daily living Play a direct care role, helping individuals with severe developmental disabilities to learn skills of daily living Support clients with developmental disabilities of different degrees Provide support to people with disabilities Perform personal care and daily living needs Supporting activities of daily living Assess the needs of persons with intellectual or other developmental disabilities Assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live a self-directed life Complete all daily, weekly, and monthly records, reports, logs, progress notes, location reports, and medical records in a timely fashion Teach and assist with everyday living skills, support individuals with community activities including paid employment and volunteer opportunities, facilitate community relationships Paid employment and volunteer opportunities Instruct individuals with daily living skills Work in a residentialsetting, providing support to individuals with intellectual and developmentaldisabilities Work in a residential setting, providing support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities Support people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in living best life in a safe environment Assist each client, as needed, in skill development in areas such as activities of daily living, domestic living, recreation, socialization