Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Posted on: November 14, 2023
Join Our Team! ServiceSource is proudly hiring a compassionate
and skilled Direct Support Professionals for our Adult Day Support
Programs for adults with developmental disabilities! ServiceSource
has been building partnerships and providing services for adults
with developmental disabilities in Northern Virginia for over 50
years. We continue to be a an employer of choice by offering:
- Great Pay! Position starts at $19/hr
- Work-Life Balance: 8-hour day shifts, Monday - Friday; NO
Evenings or Weekends! Three (3) weeks of Paid Time-Off; eleven (11)
paid Federal holidays
- Career Growth: Established internal upward mobility
opportunities, Tuition Reimbursement, $500 annual Wellness and
Personal Development Program
- Other Benefits: a generous Health/Vision/Dental plan with
eligibility of earning up to $680 in health and wellness
incentives, Retirement Planning and gifted matching in a 403b, 100%
Paid Company Life and AD&D insurance, and much more! Job
Summary This position is responsible for creating, leading, and
supporting assigned participants in their daily programming in the
areas of academic, social, life and leisure skills as well as
recreational activities. Assist in the development and
implementation of Personal Centered Individual Service Plans (ISP),
including but not limited to social, community inclusion,
communication, behavior, and skill development. Ensure compliance
with all State and Federal regulatory guidelines, including
Medicaid, Licensure, and Commission on Accreditation of
Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), as well as other funding sources
and company policies and procedures. Primary Duties Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. These duties and
responsibilities will be rated on the Annual Performance Review.
- Provide active engagement and support for all individuals
assigned, including but not limited to community integration and
inclusion, training, leisure, communication, mobility, behavior,
personal care (feeding), bus loading and unloading, medication,
safety and risk management.
- Provide input and implement Person Centered Plans (PCP)
outcomes, support activities, and protocols as written in order to
ensure a safe and healthy environment, proper documentation, and
progress. Provide and maintain accurate information and
documentation for the PCP, quarterly reports, and daily notes.
- Responsible for a safe, clean, and orderly environment.
Immediately report any unsafe conditions, medical concerns to the
Program Manager or designee. Follow established written protocols
and plans. Report any allegations of abuse, neglect, and
exploitation according to ServiceSource policies and procedures.
Complete incident reports and adhere to health and safety
- Ensure and maintain accurate records and documentation per the
PCP, regulatory and company standards. Inform the Program Manager
or designee of missing or inaccurate information immediately.
- Communicate with family members, guardians, authorized
representatives, residential providers and support coordinators
regarding participant's illness, incidents, and progress at the
direction of the Program Manager or designee. Keep team members
apprised of any concerns. Additional Responsibilities
- Maintain participant records, daily notes, quarterly reports,
per Medicaid, Licensure, and CARF standards.
- Participate and/or provide input for the PCP process (plan,
quarterlies, daily notes) and work in conjunction with the team in
the implementation, monitoring and review of the individual's
- Utilize appropriate behavior intervention techniques, proper
lifting, feeding, and transferring techniques as written.
- Perform other responsibilities as assigned. Qualifications:
Education, Experience, and Certification(s)
- Required: High school diploma or General Educational
- Required: Minimum one (1) year of experience working with
adults with developmental disabilities or working in a related
- Must pass the State of Virginia Department of Behavioral Health
and Developmental Services (DBHDS) fingerprinting and criminal
- Must pass the ODD (Orientation to Developmental Disabilities)
assessment and competencies.
- Employees who drive individuals in the community must possess a
current and valid driver's license. Eligible drivers must have a
good motor vehicle record (MVR). Driving requirements vary by
- If eligible to drive, must pass the online driving training
within 15 days of hire. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Physical ability to support participants with personal care
(feeding, toileting, transferring, etc.).
- Ability to relate well to people at all levels of an
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office skills, and the ability to
become familiar with corporate specificprograms and software.
- Ability to solve practical problems andadapt to new information
and guidance quickly.
- Excellent verbaland writtencommunication skills.
- Detail-oriented and able to carry out work with the highest
levels of accuracy.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Knowledge of behavior intervention principles.
- Knowledge of community resources. Supervision Received Close
Supervision: The incumbent is assigned duties according to
specified procedure and receives detailed instructions. Work is
checked frequently. Physical Demands The physical demands described
here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
stand; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee may
occasionally lift or move products and supplies, up to 30 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close
vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust
focus. Work Environment The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise
level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions. ServiceSource is
committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. If
accommodation is needed in the application process, arrangements
can be made with the local regional office
http://www.servicesource.org/contact-us.We are an E-Verify Employer
and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment background checks are
required for all employment positions. PAY TRANSPARENCY POLICY
STATEMENT: The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information
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