RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL, GROUP HOME SYSTEM

Recruitment #20-S2-0158

Job Description

Are you a passionate individual, committed to helping others? Do you enjoy being an advocate for the individuals you support? It is our mission to connect individuals and their families with person-centered, recovery-oriented services and supports in partnership with the Loudoun community. The Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services is currently seeking qualified applicants to join our exciting team. The positon of a full-time Residential Support Professional works within the group home system providing meaningful supports and services in the community based residential programs to adults with serious mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Typical job duties associated with this position include, but are not limited to; assistance and skill building for Activities of Daily Living including personal hygiene, medication management, general supervision, and behavior management. Additionally, this position provides input for assessing individuals’ needs and developing service plans and is responsible for the implementation of plans, documentation, and data collection. This position works to ensure the health, safety, and overall well-being of the individuals supported. Work schedules mainly include evenings, someday hours, and 1 weekend day. Successful candidates will be orientated to and have knowledge of person-centered philosophies. Education and career development are highly supported.

Job Requirements

Any combination of education and experience equal to a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Psychology, or other human services field. Two years of directly related experience is required.

Special Requirements

Six months experience in a residential program with Mental Health and ID/DD is preferred. Must be able to lift 50 pounds 3 times per hour, have a clean driving record and be able to become certified in CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, and Therapeutic Options within 3 months of hire. This position is classified as Essential Personnel and successful candidates will be able to fulfill this requirement including working holidays and during inclement weather, as scheduled.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of criminal background, driving record check, credit check and TB test. Must have a valid driver's license in Virginia or regional state of residence.