Direct Support Professional

Job Type:
Full Time
Posted Date:
Jul. 19th 2020
  • Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Job Description

Direct Support Professional
Fredericksburg, VA

Required Qualifications
Considerable knowledge of the practices and methods related to the instruction of intellectually disabled adults including behavior management, independent living skills training and supportive counseling; considerable knowledge of human rights of the individual; considerable knowledge of common housekeeping practices; some knowledge of the operation of electronic medical records and associated documentation; ability to physically assist residents; ability to prepare accurate resident records; ability to establish rapport with SMI individuals and their families; ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other staff; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to function calmly in stressful situations; ability to observe, assess and record individual behaviors and functioning; ability to operate a vehicle; ability to effectively respond to crisis situations both behavioral and medical.
High School Diploma. Valid Virginia driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications
Supplemental course work in the Behavioral Sciences and experience supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities preferred.

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