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Day Services - Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Company: The Deamer Group
Location: Lawrenceville
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Deamer Group is currently in search of a Direct Support Professional (DSP), in Lawrenceville, GA. This is a Full-time, permanent position for a non-profit organization. Qualified candidates must submit a resume for consideration. Please review the full description for details.

Position Summary
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) will assist and supervise adults with developmental disabilities in non-residential and/or community setting, ensuring their safety. Will provide instruction in daily living and social skills supporting the successful integration within the community. Will assist with personal care and facilitate communication needs. Will provide guidance to the individuals to become self-confident, independent and engaged with their surroundings. Will operate company vehicles on a routine basis and personal vehicle when necessary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consistent regular attendance and punctuality for scheduled shift.
  • Must be willing to work at Day Service location or day program setting when required and cover shifts to meet staffing needs.
  • Constant supervision of individuals / clients in the Day Services program or in the community.
  • Responsible for guiding and supervising residents throughout shift including overseeing physical care and management of resident behavior.
  • Provide varying levels of personal care assistance and report any changes to the supervisor or nurse on duty.
  • Frequent documentation of client's daily activities, behavior, and interaction with others, and response to prompts given etc.
  • Must transport using company vehicle as needed to community activities, shopping, etc. as needed.
  • Must be capable of lifting 50 pounds or more when needed which consists of pushing and pulling 50 pounds when assisting in the operation of adult-size wheelchairs (electric and manual) and frequent bending.
  • Assist with ambulation and transfers using proper techniques and equipment as needed.
  • Follow principles of infection control and Universal Precautions.
  • Perform assigned direct care support to adult clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Train and assist clients with daily living skills, monitor progress, and goal attainment in the community and/or a group home setting.
  • Schedule and participate in social, leisure, and recreational activities with clients as designated in their goals.
  • Maintain daily documentation record for each assigned client (tracking sheets, Learning Logs, etc.)
  • Supervise one to ten clients as assigned either individually or within a group setting.
  • Perform CPR/First Aid when needed.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and attractive environment for clients.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • High School Graduate or General Education Diploma (GED)
    • At least one year of related experience working in a residential setting providing assistance to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities is preferred.
    • CPR/AED and First Aid, valid Georgia Driver's license; transportation and vehicle emergency evacuation certification; and QBS certification for de-escalation techniques within 90 days of employment.

      Other Requirements

      • Must be 21 years old, must have an acceptable pre-employment physical and capable of lifting a minimum of 50 pounds' walking, bending, squatting, reaching up, out and over; negative drug screening result and a tuberculosis (TB) screening or chest x-ray; and have an acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR) with no more than two moving violations in a three-year period within the last five years of a seven-year motor vehicle record report, vehicle liability insurance and an acceptable criminal record check. Must have reliable transportation.
      • Must successfully receive an "Adequate Functional Health Literacy" score on the Test of Functional Health Literacy in Adults (TOFHLA)

        The successful candidate will be responsible for interpreting and communicating with hearing-impaired clients, providing assistance in a day services setting, and maintaining certifications and licenses as required.

        We review every resume that is received. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to every candidate. It usually takes one to two weeks for us to review your application. All applications will remain on file for consideration for future opportunities. Thank you in advance for your application!

        The Deamer Group is an equal opportunity employer with a goal of recruiting a diverse workforce to meet the hiring needs of our clients.

Keywords: The Deamer Group, Roswell , Day Services - Direct Support Professional (DSP), Other , Lawrenceville, Georgia

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