DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP)
We are seeking Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to fill immediate openings for our residential substance abuse treatment facility in Norfolk, VA. The DSP provides most of the practical support and supervision that individuals in treatment may require while they are a resident in a treatment program. Whereas the characteristics of individuals in treatment may range from those nearly prepared for community reintegration to those that are just beginning their recovery journey, the responsibilities of the DSP are also diverse.
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, works in
collaboration with fellow DSPs to provide 24-hour staffing of the
residential treatment center.
Implements aspects of the Individual Service Plan (ISP) at the
direction of the site clinical manager. Related duties will be varied
and non-clinical. Examples of duties include guidance and support
as individuals acquire independent living skills; transportation of
individuals to and from appointments in the community;
continuous monitoring of the facility; and supervision of
Observes, documents, and reports residents' behaviors, attitudes,
and physical conditions.
Respond to crisis situations as they occur, including administering CPR/FA or contacting emergency services, as necessary.
Must have a minimum of a high school diploma
Must have one year of experience providing direct support services
on a volunteer or paid basis under the supervision of a service
provider in a residential treatment environment.
Strong communication and documentation skills
Submit a negative TB test.
Submit a current CPR/FA certification.
Valid Driver's License
DMV Record with minimum +1
COVID-19 vaccine required prior to beginning employment.
Complete a criminal background check.
Complete a Child Protective Services registry check.