DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALWhat is a Direct Support Professional?
Direct Support Professionals provide support and supervision to individuals who have developmental, mental health, or physical disabilities.
What are the responsibilities of a Direct Support Professional?
Helps to establish and keep community relationships and friendships. Assists individuals with daily routines including, but not limited to, household tasks, cooking and eating, individual self-care, socializing, use of leisure time, health and safety, money management and behavior management. Administers medications. Provides transportation. Documents services and events through an online computer program.
Who makes a great Direct Support Professional?
An individual who:
Has a passion for helping others, is flexible and dependable. Displays the qualities of the company’s core values including enthusiasm, commitment, humility, and ownership.
Why is being a Direct Support Professional so rewarding?
Direct Support Professionals get to know new people and create relationships. They also get to participate in new experiences and have fun while at work! Direct Support Professionals go home every single day knowing they made a difference.
Who are we looking for?
Applicants must be 18 years or older, with a high school diploma or equivalent and one year of experience delivering services to individuals with disabilities. Individuals applying with Genesis Group Homes must also possess a valid driver’s license, have access to an insured vehicle, have a clean driving record, and need to pass a DHS background study. Applicants also must possess basic computer skills to be successful in this position.