Direct Support Professional
Griffin, Georgia, United States
Urgently seeking direct support professionals to fill a part-time position. The hours are 5am-1pm and 1p-9p Monday through Friday including weekends and holidays.
The Direct Support Professional is responsible for guiding, coaching and encouraging individuals to achieve their maximum level of independence. They will assure individuals have opportunities to learn and grow in accordance with personal outcome measures through education and life experiences.
The position requires a person eighteen (18) years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED. The position requires the ability to collaborate effectively with the person receiving services, co-workers, family members, related agencies and others. The person in this position must have the ability to assist individuals in achieving personal goals while promoting dignity and respect. The DSP must be able to communicate with individuals by listening and learning in a way that is most effective for the person. They will be able to establish rapport with individuals, family members, friends, and other natural supports to ensure comprehensive coordination. The employee must possess a high level of written communication skills, a valid Alabama driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of Volunteers of America’s vehicle insurance carrier, if applicable. The DSP must also be able to pass all required training courses including but not limited to First Aid, CPR, CPI, Medication Assistant Certification, and VOA Policies & Procedures.