DIRECT SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Recruitment #19-S2-2034

Introduction

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 within the Loudoun community.

Job Description

Be a collaborative member of a team while working one-on-one with people with ID/DD diagnoses. This position is great for staff whose strengths are being creative and working independently.

The Direct Support Specialist for the In-Home Support Program:

  • Provides skill-building and supports to individuals with ID/DD diagnoses. Services are delivered in the individual’s home and in the community. County vehicles are provided for community activities.
  • Provides input for assessing individuals’ needs and developing service plans; and is responsible for the implementation of plans, documentation, and data collection, and works with the family and other team members to ensure the health, safety, and overall well-being of the individual served.

Work schedule can require day, evening, or weekend hours.

Job Requirements

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Psychology, or other Human Services field
  • Minimum of 2 years of directly related experience, preferred experience in ID/DD 
  • Certification in CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, and Therapeutic Options within 3 month of hire
  • Must have a driving record with fewer than 6 points and be able to operate wheelchair accessible vans

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check, driving record check, TB test, credit check, successful completion of DBHDS case management modules, and successful completion of Department orientation and training requirements.

Conclusion


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