Lead Direct Support Professional (NOVA)
- $19 to $21 Hourly
NOVA Group Day Waiver Services - Fairfax, VA
$19.00 - $21.00 Hourly
Some Travel Required
Mental Health Services
Dominion Care is seeking a Lead Direct Support Professional (DSP) to provide leadership and direction for the direct support staff in our day support programs. The Lead DSP will ensure a high quality of care for individuals by supporting and empowering staff to provide exceptional support services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Effectively communicate between staff, other lead persons, and management.
•Acts as a point of contact for guardians, group homes, individuals, and staff.
•Ensures all MARs, van logs, behavior trackers are being used and are accurate.
•Inspects Dominion Waiver vans to ensure vehicle policies are being observed.
•Ensure proper ratios of staff to clients by being part of the ratio as needed.
•Assist in planning and encourage engaging activities in the day center such as games, crafts, exercise, dancing/singing, and going out into the community for events and activities.
•Support individuals in a center-based and/or community-based setting to enable the individuals to maintain health status, develop skills in adapting to community and center environments.
•Develop meaningful relationships and connections with individuals to ensure they feel cared for and included in the community.
•Assist with, and work to strengthen, the individuals' various daily living needs including but not limited to nutrition, hygiene, exercise, communication, and socialization skills.
•Provide transportation to community engagement groups as needed.
•Encourage individual skill development and work toward community integration and participation.
•A supportive team environment
•Certification training provided
•Ongoing training and development
•Opportunities for professional growth
•Incentive programs for referrals
•Health and wellness benefits or discounts
•Employee partner discounts
•Must be 18 years or older
•High School Diploma or GED
•Valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and clean driving record
•Must be willing and able to drive individuals with personal and insured vehicle
•Must be willing to pass a background check
•2+ years of experience working with individuals with disabilities
•2+ years of experience working with individuals requiring significant behavioral interventions in a community-based setting
•Previous leadership experience highly preferred
Dominion CareFairfax, VA
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