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Direct Support Professional (Alexandria-VA)

compensation: $16.50 per hour
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

How would you like to make an impact? Come and join our team where our purpose is serving individuals with disabilities! Are you ready to explore new opportunities? When you join ServiceSource, you do more than simply switch companies to advance your career. You become a part of the ServiceSource family, a group of talented men and women who drive innovation, embrace change, and celebrate the global community.

Job Summary

Responsible for creating, leading, and supporting assigned participants in their daily programming in the areas of academic, social, life and leisure skills as well as recreational activities. Assists in the development and implementation of Personal Centered Individual Service Plans (ISP) including but not limited to: social, community inclusion, communication, behavior, and skill development. Ensure compliance with all State and Federal regulatory guidelines, including Medicaid, Licensure, and CARF as well as other funding sources and company policy/procedure.

Primary Duties

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and abilities required. These duties and responsibilities will be rated on the Annual Performance Review. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Provide active engagement and support for all individuals assigned, including but not limited to community integration/inclusion, training, leisure, communication, mobility, behavior, , personal care (feeding, etc.), bus loading/unloading, medication, safety and risk management, etc.
Provide input and implements Person Centered Plans (PCP) outcomes, support activities, and protocols as written in order to ensure a safe and healthy environment, proper documentation and progress. Provide and maintain accurate information and documentation for the PCP, quarterly reports and daily notes
Responsible for a safe, clean, and orderly environment. Immediately report any unsafe conditions, medical concerns, etc. to the Program Manager (or designee). Follow established written protocols and plans. Report any allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation according to ServiceSource policy/procedures. Complete incident report as required
Responsible for ensuring and maintaining accurate records and documentation per the PCP, regulatory and company standards. Inform the Program Manager (or designee) of missing or inaccurate information immediately
Communicate with family members, guardians, authorized representatives, residential providers and Support Coordinators regarding participant’s illness, incidents, progress, etc. at the direction of the Program Manager (or designee). Keep team members apprised of any concerns as needed
Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Additional Responsibilities

Maintain participant records, daily notes, quarterly reports, etc. per Medicaid, Licensure and CARF standards
Responsibility for adhering to health and safety regulations
Participate and/or provide input, for the PCP process (plan, quarterlies, daily notes) and work in conjunction with the team in the implementation, monitoring and review of the individual’s written plan
Utilize appropriate behavior intervention techniques, proper lifting, feeding, and transferring techniques as written
Complete and pass the Orientation to Development Disabilities (ODD) test and competencies
Participate in department, participant, and staff committee meeting
Participate in trainings as required by funding sources and the corporation
Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested

Qualifications: Education, Experience, and Certification(s)

Required: A high school diploma (or GED) required. plus one (1) year of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities or the related field
Preferred: high school diploma (or GED) plus a combination of college level courses in the human services field and experience working with adults with developmental disabilities or a Bachelor’s degree in the human services field and experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
Employees who drive participants in the community (driving requirement varies by site) must possess a current and valid driver’s license and be eligible and covered under Service Source’s driver’s insurance
Must pass the On-line Driving training, if eligible to drive

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Relates well to people with disabilities
Well organized and self-directed individual who is a team player
Strong interpersonal and organizational skill and can relate to people at all levels of the organization
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions provided in written and oral form.
Demonstrates good judgement and decision making skills
Ability to develop and implement professionally written PCP’s and supporting documentation
Ability to initiate and lead age appropriate and engaging activities, social groups, etc. with the individuals
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
Ability to speak professional and effectively to others
Knowledge of communication and its resources
Physical ability to support individuals with personal care (feeding, toileting, transferring, etc.)
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and other basic computer programs

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee may occasionally lift or move products and supplies, up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

What We Offer – for Benefit Eligible Employees May Include

Because ServiceSource hires the best people, we work hard to provide benefits that make their lives better, so we offer a comprehensive benefit program which features:

Health coverage for you and your family through Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
Financial protection with 100% company paid Disability, Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance
A 403(b)-retirement plan in which the company matches dollar for dollar on a generous percentage matching up to 3% of your contribution
Tax advantages through Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts that allow you to pay for specific healthcare and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars
To help you manage your work and life needs, we offer an Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Tuition Assistance
A generous paid time off program in which the benefits increase based on your tenure with the company
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