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● Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, the Lead Direct Support Professional will ensure effective and efficient delivery of services as identified in the ISP for which LADD is responsible. This position will serve as a role model and mentor to employees demonstrating professionalism by respecting the rights of persons served and developing a primary support and teaching relationship with people receiving services from LADD.
Minimum qualifications: High School Diploma/GED, minimum one year experience as Direct Support Professional, hold a current valid Driver’s License, basic computer proficiency, 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; CIP DSPaths Certification (current or must complete within 18 months of starting position)
Preferred education: Bachelor’s degree, two or more years of experience as Direct Support Professional, equivalent combination of education and experience
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.)