Direct Support Professional Level 2

General Summary:

Level 2 Direct Support Professionals carries out the services of the Individual Support Agreement and Career Support Plan by identifying individuals' strengths, abilities, and interests. In addition, this position will provide direct support to individuals that is consistent with their employment and career goals who are on their case load or assigned.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provides direct support for individuals on case load at employment site, floaters will provide support to assigned individuals; trained on all individual supports.
  • Identify individuals' strengths, abilities, and interests, and develop a strategic plan to match career opportunities for individuals with local employers as required.
  • Interacts with individuals served with respect and in a professional and dignified manner.
  • Document required paperwork (i.e. daily data, service logs, timesheets, mileage sheet…etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Implement appropriate support strategies as outlined in the ISA and Career Support Plan.
  • Assists individuals in finding and retaining employment as necessary.
  • Assists Service Coordinator in the development of employment goals as necessary.
  • Develops Career Support Plan in a timely fashion as necessary.
  • Provide career training to individuals within their employment site.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of medical, social, and behavioral needs in order to address support needs.
  • Ensures that individual choices with regard to employment are respected and acted upon in a meaningful and constructive manner.
  • Provide general education around supported employment to employers as needed.
  • Maintains a flexible schedule in order to meet the employment requirements of the individuals supported.
  • Responds to employment, job site issues, etc. in a responsible and professional manner as necessary.
  • Provides transportation to individuals as necessary 
  • 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.
  • Participates in meetings, trainings, and supervision as scheduled.
  • Maintain knowledge and skills consistent with current best practices
  • Assure compliance with applicable regulations, policies and standards.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Previous experience in developmental services required.
  • Proficiency with computers, experience entering data into electronic medical records (EMR) program.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations appropriately.
  • Ability to work with others in a positive, responsible manner.
  • Strong writing and organizational skills in order to receive and convey information in efficient and effective manner. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Flexibility, dependability, and ability to work independently.
  • Commitment to community inclusion and individual choice.
  • 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.