Direct Support Professionals are responsible for
providing the appropriate support and guidance as identified in the individual
ISA. This may include supporting someone
in their home / apartment, community or individual's employment site. Provide
individuals with the opportunity to fully experience all facets of community
and/or employment life by involving them in activities of their choosing.
- Interacts with individuals served with respect and
in a professional and dignified manner.
- Respects individuals' choices and encourages
- Performs personal care duties as required (i.e.
toileting personal hygiene, etc.)
- Demonstrates knowledge of individual
characteristics such as physical health, mental health, psychosocial
characteristics in order to address needs in a personalized manner.
- Ensures the Safety and wellbeing of individuals
- Provides the necessary support to insure that all
basic needs are met, including, personal care, household management, nutrition,
- Monitors medical and dietary needs as appropriate.
- Provides a stimulating and positive experience in
the community based on the interests and preferences of the individual.
- Interacts with team members, community and support
services appropriately to ensure continuity of services. Communicates
appropriate information, issues and concerns in a timely manner to their Direct
Supervisor. Maintains confidentiality according to agency policy and state law.
- Reports abuse and or neglect as a mandated reporter
to the supervisor and other appropriate reporting entities.
- Maintains flexibility and is responsive to changes
in daily routine.
- Accommodates physical needs of individuals.
- Document required paperwork (i.e. daily data,
service logs, timesheets, mileage sheet?etc.) in a timely manner.
- Provides transportation to individuals as necessary.
- Participates in meetings, trainings, and
supervision as scheduled.
Qualifications and Competencies:
- High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).
- Previous experience in developmental
with computers, experience entering data into electronic medical records (EMR)
- Ability to respond to emergency
- Ability to work with others in a positive,
- Strong writing and organizational
skills in order to receive and convey information in efficient and effective
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Flexibility, dependability, and ability to work
- Commitment to community inclusion and individual
- Able to flex schedule as needed.
- Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation with personal
automobile liability insurance coverage at or above the levels mandated by the
State of Vermont.
- *Successful completion of a criminal history background check after hire.
Community Care Network is an equal opportunity employer.