Overnight Direct Support Professional - Student Program

Grafton Integrated Health Network
Winchester, VA
Oct 15, 2021
Oct 18, 2021
Full Time
Grafton Integrated Health Network (GIHN) employs individuals committed to helping vulnerable and high-risk populations lead better, more independent lives. We are always looking for Direct Support Professionals who are passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. These are challenging and rewarding positions. Direct Support Professionals in our Community Based Program participate in the direct care and management of clients as prescribed by physician and treatment teams. They provide supervision, safety and crisis management for the client population; complete documentation of client behavior and participation in programming; adhere to the schedule activities; role model positive, mature behavior; utilize proactive behavioral strategies to minimize client crisis and maximize success. Duties and responsibilities of the Direct Support Professionals vary in intensity and frequency depending on the assignment and include, but are not limited to, the following: Advocacy Assist clients with achieving personal goals; work on behalf of the client to overcome barriers; help clients participate in activities of their choice; respect client's personal beliefs, choices, and interests Health Maintenance Provide care and assistance to promote good health; help clients receive medical care and communicate with medical professionals; administer medications according to physician instructions; record information regarding health events, conditions, and status; provides First Aid/CPR and seek emergency medical care when needed Personal Care Help clients with eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, and toileting; assist clients with their mobility, as necessary Living Skills Development Help clients develop living skills such as cooking, money management, household shopping, doing laundry, personal hygiene, etc.; teach work-related skills and job preparedness; record progress on skill development and achievement Behavior Development Serve as a role model and mentor, demonstrating desired behaviors; coach clients using approved strategies Operational Support Maintain cleanliness of group homes, etc.; drive company vehicles to transport clients to their activities; follow policies and procedures Possible Work Schedules: Sunday - Thursday: 10:30 pm - 8:30 am Thursday - Saturday: 10:30 pm - 8:30 am Minimum Hiring Requirements Must be 21 years of age A Bachelor's degree in human services; or an Associate's degree and 3 months experience working with children; or be a high school graduate or have a GED and 6 months experience working with children. Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record Grafton is an equal opportunity employer and tobacco-free workplace.