- High School Diploma or GED
- Basic Computer Skills
- Driver's License
- Microsoft Office
- First Aid Certification
- CPR Certification
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) position is primarily responsible for supporting individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing services in the form of implementing the plan of care and completing documentation requirements in accordance with state and agency guidelines. Services may be provided in the individual's home, day support program or in the community. Services focus on building skills, assisting the individual to meet his or her personal goals and ensuring the individual's health, safety and medical needs are met.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING, REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES
Must be 18 years of age or older.
High School or GED Diploma or 6 months’ experience in the Human Services field
DSP Orientation Certification or ability to acquire certification prior to serving individuals
CPR and First Aid Certification or ability
to acquire certification within 30 days of employment
Certification in Lutheran Family Services of Virginia (LFSVA) Crisis De-escalation/Behavior management or ability to acquire certification within 30 days of employment
Valid Virginia Drivers’ license and proof of insurance in compliance with driver requirement policy
Ability to acquire Medication Administration certification as required.
Satisfactory Driving Record in compliance with Driver Requirement Policy
Access to a personal vehicle for client transport as required
Ability to satisfactorily complete Mechanical Lift Training as required
Knowledge of and ability to comply with state licensing, Medicaid and other agency standards
Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds
Ability to work assigned work schedule
Ability to maintain records, prepare reports and required paperwork according to licensing and agency requirements in a timely manner
Flexibility to work at sites other than usual work location when circumstances warrant
Basic computer skills and experience working with Microsoft Office preferred
Ability to observe health and safety regulations
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Functions: May be required to perform any of the following duties:
Reads and follows the Individualized Service Plan (ISP) for individuals
Ensures all services are provided according to the SP (skill-building and support with hygiene and self-care, health and safety needs, daily living activities, meals, and recreational activities)
Ensures all services are documented as required by agency procedures and regulatory standards
Completes and submits required daily paperwork, monthly progress reviews/supervision for each individual according to established agency guidelines
Administers medication to each individual as prescribed; follows medication management training and LFSVA guidelines; documents medical administration as necessary
Prepares food and meals while complying with portion control and/or nutritional guidelines for each individual as specified.This may include following specific diets or allergy and mealtime protocols.
Keeps all areas clean and organized
Provides transportation by driving individuals to and from destinations per PCP; and provides support to individuals during outings
Observes Health and Safety Regulations and responds to emergency situations by reporting emergencies, injuries and aggressive behavior of individuals to the supervisor; following emergency preparedness plans or emergency procedures; proactively implementing Crisis De-escalation/Behavior management techniques as appropriate; implementing First Aid or CPR when required; and completing appropriate documentation accurately and in a timely manner
Treats individuals, families, other employees and supervisors with respect and dignity
Demonstrates understanding of Human Rights Rules and Regulations and upholds the Human Rights Plan.
Upholds the Prevention of Disease Transmission Guidelines; Confidentiality Practices; employment policies manual; and agency policies and procedures
Follows the chain of command
Meets and maintains agency driver standards (if required by position)
Attends trainings and meetings as required
Provides agency with information necessary to maintain their employee file
Is accessible; maintains contact with supervisor in a timely manner
Maintains satisfactory attendance and provides supervisor advance notification of absences
Represents agency favorably during phone calls, meetings, family .
Performs other duties, as directed.