Specialized Direct Support Professionals are responsible for
providing the appropriate support and guidance as identified in the individual
ISA for dual diagnosis individuals identified for higher need supports. This may include supporting someone in their
home / apartment or 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. This
position will work closely with individuals to provide intensive specialized
instructional and behavioral treatment and support services for emotional,
behavioral, and developmental disabilities in order to promote healthy and
adaptive social, emotional, and behavioral functioning.
- Interacts with individuals served with respect and
in a professional and dignified manner.
- Respects individuals' choices and encourages
a professional and individualized support system that helps to supervise,
direct, inform, and assess current and prospective needs of individual.
behavioral management and de-escalation strategies.
- Provide crisis management for self-harming behaviors,
suicidal ideation…etc., and use available supports within agency and community
- 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 ensure 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
- Ability to respond to emergency
with computers, experience entering data into electronic medical records (EMR)
- 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
- *Successful completion of a criminal history background check after hire.
Community Care Network is an equal opportunity employer.