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Direct Support Professional - Gainesville Ga

Posted: November 23, 2012
Category: Benchmark Human Services
Location: Gainsville, GA



Provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities or behavioral needs. Provide training to Extensive Supports Needs clients in all identified areas and function as part of the interdisciplinary team. Must be willing to flex schedule according to client's needs. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Participate as part of an interdisciplinary team in the development and implementation of each client’s individual plans. Provide transportation to clients for daily activities and to and from Crisis Support Home Plan and participate directly in recreational, therapeutic, and training activities of the clients. Provide positive behavioral supports according to individual BSPs and respond to emergency situations as trained. Complete documentation as required by AWS and state and federal regulations. Maintain a clean and orderly environment by completing housekeeping duties, laundry, cooking etc. Monitor the general well-being of the clients served by implementing health care protocols and administering medications. Follow food management policies and assists clients in preparing nutritious meals according to the menu. Practice Safety Drills. Attend all scheduled training and staff meetings. Assist with personal care as required. Perform other duties as assigned. Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all staff and clients that we serve Must report any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation to supervisor or dept. head. Provide communication regarding client, home, or work related needs to supervisor. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Must have high school diploma or GED. Some college preferred. 2. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or behavioral needs. 3. Valid driver’s license.

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