Direct Support Professional

Service Source Chantilly , VA 22022

Posted 2 weeks ago

How would you like to make an impact? Come and join our team where our purpose is serving individuals with disabilities! Are you ready to explore new opportunities? When you join ServiceSource, you do more than simply switch companies to advance your career. You become a part of the ServiceSource family, a group of talented men and women who drive innovation, embrace change, and celebrate the global community.

Job Summary

Responsible for creating, leading, and supporting assigned participants in their daily programming in the areas of academic, social, life and leisure skills as well as recreational activities. Assists in the development and implementation of Personal Centered Individual Service Plans (ISP) including but not limited to: social, community inclusion, communication, behavior, and skill development. Ensure compliance with all State and Federal regulatory guidelines, including Medicaid, Licensure, and CARF as well as other funding sources and company policy/procedure.

Primary Duties

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and abilities required. These duties and responsibilities will be rated on the Annual Performance Review. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide active engagement and support for all individuals assigned, including but not limited to community integration/inclusion, training, leisure, communication, mobility, behavior, , personal care (feeding, etc.), bus loading/unloading, medication, safety and risk management, etc.

  • Provide input and implements Person Centered Plans (PCP) outcomes, support activities, and protocols as written in order to ensure a safe and healthy environment, proper documentation and progress. Provide and maintain accurate information and documentation for the PCP, quarterly reports and daily notes

  • Responsible for a safe, clean, and orderly environment. Immediately report any unsafe conditions, medical concerns, etc. to the Program Manager (or designee). Follow established written protocols and plans. Report any allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation according to ServiceSource policy/procedures. Complete incident report as required

  • Responsible for ensuring and maintaining accurate records and documentation per the PCP, regulatory and company standards. Inform the Program Manager (or designee) of missing or inaccurate information immediately

  • Communicate with family members, guardians, authorized representatives, residential providers and Support Coordinators regarding participant's illness, incidents, progress, etc. at the direction of the Program Manager (or designee). Keep team members apprised of any concerns as needed

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain participant records, daily notes, quarterly reports, etc. per Medicaid, Licensure and CARF standards

  • Responsibility for adhering to health and safety regulations

  • Participate and/or provide input, for the PCP process (plan, quarterlies, daily notes) and work in conjunction with the team in the implementation, monitoring and review of the individual's written plan

  • Utilize appropriate behavior intervention techniques, proper lifting, feeding, and transferring techniques as written

  • Complete and pass the Orientation to Development Disabilities (ODD) test and competencies

  • Participate in department, participant, and staff committee meetings

  • Participate in trainings as required by funding sources and the corporation

  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned/requested

Education, Experience, and Certification(s)

  • Required: A High School diploma (or GED) required. plus one (1) year of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities or the related field

  • Preferred: High School diploma (or GED) plus a combination of college level courses in the human services field and experience working with adults with developmental disabilities or a Bachelor's degree in the human services field and experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities

  • Employees who drive participants in the community (driving requirement varies by site) must possess a current and valid driver's license and be eligible and covered under Service Source's driver's insurance

  • Must pass the On-line Driving training, if eligible to drive

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Relates well to people with disabilities

  • Well organized and self-directed individual who is a team player

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skill and can relate to people at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions provided in written and oral form.

  • Demonstrates good judgement and decision making skills

  • Ability to develop and implement professionally written PCP's and supporting documentation

  • Ability to initiate and lead age appropriate and engaging activities, social groups, etc. with the individuals

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

  • Ability to speak professional and effectively to others

  • Knowledge of communication and its resources

  • Physical ability to support individuals with personal care (feeding, toileting, transferring, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and other basic computer programs.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee will be required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Physical ability to assist participants with toileting, mobility, transferring, etc. as well as lifting and/or moving up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds (150 pounds with two people). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance visions, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment may vary as per job assignment.

What We Offer for Benefit Eligible Employees May Include:

Because ServiceSource hires the best people, we work hard to provide benefits that make their lives better, so we offer a comprehensive benefit program which features:

  • Health coverage for you and your family through Medical, Dental, and Vision plans

  • Financial protection with 100% company paid Disability, Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance

  • A 403(b)-retirement plan in which the company matches dollar for dollar on a generous percentage matching up to 3% of your contribution

  • Tax advantages through Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts that allow you to pay for specific healthcare and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars

  • To help you manage your work and life needs, we offer an Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program and Tuition Assistance

  • A generous paid time off program in which the benefits increase based on your tenure with the company

ServiceSource is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. If accommodation is needed in the application process, arrangements can be made with the local regional office are an E-Verify Employer and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment background checks are required for all employment positions.


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information

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