Direct Support Professional

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  • Job ID 15544
  • Applicants Apply Externally No

Job Description

Health care provider seeking Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to work in a professional habilitative services environment with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in an ICF/ID. The primary responsibility is to assist the persons served in individualized programs such as skill acquisition, daily living, socialization, leisure and recreation, basic academics, human growth and development, fine and gross motor skills, and communication skills.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Supporting personal care routines such as feeding, personal grooming, toileting, and dressing.
2. Utilizing adaptive devices (wheelchairs, walkers, hearing aids, etc.) in accordance with given directives and needs of persons being supported
3. Supporting activities and assuring safety and healthcare practices are consistently observed.
4. Exercising good judgment in the application of established policies and procedures in order to ensure well-being and safety of all persons that we serve.
5. Interacting frequently and positively with persons served, external professionals, clinicians, family, etc. This would include role-modeling of appropriate personal conduct, manners, and professional appearance.
6. Reporting all allegations or suspicions of abuse, neglect, or violations of “Individual’s Rights”.
7. Implementing and following scheduled activities as indicated in the persons served daily activity schedule and recording appropriate documentation on an hourly basis (Real Time) through the anticipated use of the Therap Software System.
8. Accompanying persons served on community outings and engaging in leisure, educational, and recreational activities.
9. Transporting to and from appointments, therapy sessions, programs, clinics, and other activities as scheduled and/or required.
10. Performing housekeeping/cleaning tasks as assigned on a daily basis. Reporting any maintenance issues.
11. Performing all duties as assigned in a timely manner.
12. Participating in on-going job-related training and staff meetings: demonstrating training competency. Must attend all trainings and house meetings. Continued education/trainings as it relates to the persons served, regulation mandates, safety and compliance, and the industry of Human Health Care are a must. Must ensure attendance, to keep abreast of changes and new policy guidelines.


· Must be at least 21 years of age with at least a high school diploma or equivalent.
· Must be able to obtain a health certificate stating employee is free and clear of any and all communicable diseases.
· Must possess a valid and current driver license in Virginia, Maryland, or the District of Columbia.
· Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
· Must be able and willing to complete duties as directed and model professional behavior.
· Prefers that staff are Trained Medication Employees certified in the District of Columbia and maintains that status
· Must be computer literate with the ability to navigate company established software systems.
· Possess the ability to employ critical thinking skills when circumstances warrant such action (including Crisis Situations)
· Must be able to lift, move, or assist non-ambulatory individuals and/or weights up to 60 lbs.
· Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition, and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle individuals based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.
· Must be able/willing to navigate the DC community in association with job duties and in accommodation of assigned individuals.

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