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Direct Support Professional - Employment - $750.00 Signing Bonus

Leesburg, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Manage production within a host company or community job site while training, employing, and supervising adults with disabilities and managing ECHO’s contract with the host company. This is to include, but is not limited to ensuring that program participants are actively engaged in employment activities, implementing person-centered plans, behavioral support, and to ensure that all services are provided in adherence to department policies and procedures consistently.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

1. Provide supervision and care for participants including, but not limited to:

o Transport program participants to and from work sites, using ECHO vehicles

o Manage program participant hours for greatest productivity and coverage

o Assure program participant integration into the host company's workforce

o In the event of a production emergency, complete production without program participant assistance within timelines mandated

o Ensure health and safety as dictated by their person-centered plans, individualized protocols (fall risk, seizure, behavior, other),

o Crisis intervention as needed

o Assist with hygiene (using the restroom, changing incontinence products, menses care, etc.)

o Request and maintain inventory of equipment or supplies for participants and/or program

2. Understand and implement person-centered individual service plans

o Ensure participants are working on their personal outcomes

o Be aware of all issues relevant to each participant’s health and safety

o Relay information about significant program participant activity/issues/concerns to the Program Coordinator and/or Director of Program Services, as appropriate

o Gather and submit data in accordance with regulatory and agency standards

3. Maintain up-to-date documentation

o Write daily progress notes same day fand within 24 hours of service provision that meet agency and regulatory standards for quality and thoroughness and address participant outcomes

o Record participant time (Vertex) within 24 hours

4. Community

o Identify, recommend and implement meaningful community based activities that incorporate program participant preferences and choices, support the community and maximize the independence and esteem of individuals served while enhancing the understanding and awareness of others in the community to better include the people we service

o Identify, recommend and implement an activity that supports cultural diversity on a quarterly basis to improve understanding of similarities and differences of different people and communities around the world

o In cooperation with the Program Coordinator, ensure program participant integration into the community by providing community access skills training through regular outings and inviting members of the community to lecture or give presentations; document activities including individual responses to the activity, barriers encountered, and training provided

5. Attendance and Punctuality

o Follow agency procedures regarding time recording, leave, and punctuality

o Maintain availability to cover for bus drivers or bus aide duty outside of regular schedule (between 6:30am and 6:30pm)

6. Teamwork o Work cooperatively and professionally with all team members

o Display a positive attitude with participants and colleagues throughout ECHO

7. Training

o Participate in in-service training to satisfy agency needs/requirements

o Complete all assigned online training assignments within timeframe

8. Core Values o Embrace and support ECHO’s core values: Enthusiasm, Trust, Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Innovation and Courage

9. Perform additional related duties as assigned

KSAs  Considerable knowledge of developmental disabilities

 Ability to support individuals with challenging behaviors and intensive needs

 Experience applying training techniques (task analysis behavioral objectives, etc.) and planning and leading group and individual skill-building and recreational activities

 Demonstrated skill in prioritizing multiple tasks in order to meet the needs of the individuals receiving services

 Proven ability to be a flexible, organized, responsible, and reliable team player

 Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with program participants, their families, co-workers, management, and staff

 Professional writing and communication skills relevant to the field

Supervisory Responsibility This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

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 the job. While performing duties of this job, the employee is required to talk, hear, type, push a wheelchair with rider, lift up to 50 pounds, and support persons with challenging behaviors, which can be physical.

Required Qualifications

 Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and/or directly related work experience

 Considerable experience in vocational and/or day support training of persons with disabilities

 Must possess valid driver’s license and driving record meeting insurance requirements (no more than 2 violations in a 3 year period)

Preferred Qualifications

 Bachelor degree with considerable experience

Background, Reference Checks, and Drug Screening

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of drug/alcohol screening, criminal background check, and education, employment, driving record, and reference checks.

ECHO is a drug free workplace.

AAP/EEO Statement ECHO is an equal opportunity employer and conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information & testing, marital status, military status, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law. ECHO is a member of DHS e-verify program.

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Company Description
ECHO is a nonprofit that offers lifelong support for adults with disabilities. We provide skill-building, job placement, day support and transportation. Our services empower individuals to be active members of the community.


Why Work Here?
Voted Leesburg's Best Place to Work Nonprofit 2018, Mission

ECHO is a nonprofit that offers lifelong support for adults with disabilities. We provide skill-building, job placement, day support and transportation. Our services empower individuals to be active members of the community.


71 Lawson Rd

Leesburg, VA
20175 USA


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