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Direct Support Professional
● This position is responsible for developing a primary support and teaching relationship with people receiving services. Must demonstrate professionalism by respecting persons served rights. Able to think independently and complete all responsibilities with minimal supervision. Help person served set goals, make informed choices, and follow-through on responsibilities. Must have an understanding of HIPAA and how to maintain confidential information.
● Must be creative, able to problem solve, take initiative, have strong communication skills, create a positive learning environment, and the ability to relate to others with emotional intelligence. Learn and stay current with technology used for documentation, communication, and other work activities.
Minimum qualifications: High School Diploma/GED, have held a valid Driver’s License, able to pass a physical/drug screen, able to pass criminal background check, has own personal vehicle with proof of insurance, and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
Preferred education: Associates or Bachelor’s degree (B. A.)
- This position is responsible for the daily operations of the assigned department. Supervises and coordinates activities of Lead Direct Support Professionals and Direct Support Professionals (DSP). Provides either directly or indirectly the provision and coordination of a variety of supports for people receiving services that will ensure their health and safety.
- Must be able to think critically and problem-solve, take initiative, have strong communication skills, create a positive learning environment, and have the ability to relate to others with emotional intelligence. The right candidate will lead by example and set up team members for success and highest quality level of supports to those served.
Minimum qualifications: High School Diploma/GED, one year previous experience with support service needs of people with developmental disabilities; DSPaths Frontline Supervisor Certification (current or must complete within 2 years)
Preferred education: Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) in social services or related field; three or more years of acceptable supervisory and management experience in the human services field, with specific experience in human services program operations; or equivalent combination of education and experience; CIP PATHS certification and/or credential; DSPaths Frontline Supervisor Credential