Direct Support Professional
Posted on Apr 23, 2020 by Heart Havens Inc
Heart Havens seeks caring Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to work at our homes in Richmond or Varina, Virginia. Are you someone that will embrace our mission of empowerment and share our values of accountability, integrity, respect, and empathy?
As a DSP, you'll empower adults with a developmental disability to live full, vibrant, and happy lives. In this role you'll provide support with: community outings and volunteer activities, personal hygiene activities, medication administration and foster more independence with daily living skills. DSPs are responsible for providing support as identified in the Individual Support Plan, and for collecting data and documenting the provision of those supports. You'll encourage our residents as they discover what they're passionate about and pursue their dreams. One thing's for sure: Heart Havens is looking for driven, dependable, creative and compassionate individuals who want to make a difference in people's lives!
Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities
Knowledge of basic human physical and psychological needs
Knowledge and passionate use of person-centered approach
Knowledge of health and safety precautions
Demonstrated leadership ability, emotional maturity and patience
Good verbal and written communication skills
Proficient typing and computer skills
Demonstrated flexibility and reliability
Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid driver's license and acceptable driving record
Must have at least a high school diploma or GED
Required training: Therapeutic Options, 1st Aid/CPR/AED, 32 hour Medical Administration
***(paid training provided)
Paid time off
Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan, Life, LTD, and AD&D, Voluntary Insurance
Employee Referral Bonuses
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