Open Positions

Direct Support Professional – Crozet (overnights)

2024-07-15T12:17:57-04:00
The Community Living Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The Community Living DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing home environment for individuals living in residential programs.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Community Living Program Manager and may receive oversight in day-to-day work from the Senior Direct Support Professional.

  • Crozet, VA
  • Full-time, 30 hours per week, Thu-Sat 10p-8a
  • $16-$18/hour

JOB DUTIES:

  • Implements the Individual Support Plans by effectively supporting individuals in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlined in each plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in achieving outcomes.  Assists the individual and Residential Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Assures a caring, supportive home environment in all day-to-day home activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.
  • Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects; and reports observations to Residential Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Supports individuals to plan and initiate a variety of in-home and community-based recreational activities that incorporate individual preferences, skills, financial resources as well as concepts self-determination, community integration.
  • Understands, demonstrates competency, and assures the rights of individuals in accordance with DBHDS Office of Human Rights to include protecting individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  • Maintains the home in accordance to DBHDS Licensing regulations, which includes routine cleaning and general home maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Responds to medical or behavioral health emergencies safely, swiftly, and appropriately.
  • Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the program individuals including contacting emergency services and/or police as needed.
  • Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e., training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Attends at least one staff meeting per month; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Relief positions are also available, working on an as needed basis.

Direct Support Professional – Crozet (overnights)2024-07-15T12:17:57-04:00

Direct Support Professional – Charlottesville (Shamrock program) Part-time, 16hrs

2024-07-01T10:51:07-04:00

The Community Living Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The Community Living DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing home environment for individuals living in residential programs.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Community Living Program Manager and may receive oversight in day-to-day work from the Senior Direct Support Professional.

    • Charlottesville (Shamrock program) Part-time, 16 hours per week. Sat/Sun 8a-4p
    • $16-$18/hour

JOB DUTIES:

  • Implements the Individual Support Plans by effectively supporting individuals in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlined in each plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in achieving outcomes.  Assists the individual and Residential Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Assures a caring, supportive home environment in all day-to-day home activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.
  • Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects; and reports observations to Residential Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Supports individuals to plan and initiate a variety of in-home and community-based recreational activities that incorporate individual preferences, skills, financial resources as well as concepts self-determination, community integration.
  • Understands, demonstrates competency, and assures the rights of individuals in accordance with DBHDS Office of Human Rights to include protecting individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  • Maintains the home in accordance to DBHDS Licensing regulations, which includes routine cleaning and general home maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Responds to medical or behavioral health emergencies safely, swiftly, and appropriately.
  • Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the program individuals including contacting emergency services and/or police as needed.
  • Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e., training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Attends at least one staff meeting per month; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Relief positions are also available, working on an as needed basis.

Direct Support Professional – Charlottesville (Shamrock program) Part-time, 16hrs2024-07-01T10:51:07-04:00

Sponsored Residential and In-Home Services Manager

2024-06-26T16:43:48-04:00

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Sponsored Residential and In Home Services Manager serves as an operational and clinical manager for all sponsored and home-based residential services provided by the agency by providing assistance in developing person-centered individualized service plans.  In this capacity, they are responsible for coordinating the resources necessary to provide an integrated, coordinated system of community inclusion to bring individuals with disabilities, families, community resources, and individual community members together to support individuals with disabilities living in the community.  The manager assures that all regulatory and service requirements are met.

Sponsored Residential services comprises most of the responsibility. In this service delivery model, the host family is licensed as a contractor through The Arc of the Piedmont.  The host family (e.g. Sponsored Residential Provider) is responsible for meeting the needs of the individual including implementing the individual’s service plan goals. Acting as a representative of the sponsoring agency, The Arc of the Piedmont, the Manager is responsible for assuring that all facets and requirements of the model are in keeping with all regulatory, service, safety, and philosophical standards.

This is a full-time professional level exempt position.  The incumbent reports to the Deputy Executive of Community Support Services.  In carrying out position duties, they perform in accordance with professional ethics and established policies.  The incumbent is expected to function with substantial initiative as well as utilizing independent judgment.

 

JOB DUTIES:

  1. Develops and manages an integrated and coordinated system of community integration through education, promotion, consultation, and collaboration with other programs provided by the agency, other agencies, and private providers.
  2. Provides licensing and clinical guidance and sets up controls for the provision of services by the Sponsored Residential providers & In-Home staff.  Consults in the development of Individualized Service Plans (ISPs); ensures the provision of high-quality services appropriate to the needs of individuals receiving services.
  3. Develops ISPs that incorporates person-centered thinking practices and addresses the long-term goals in accordance with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), and agency regulations for each individual receiving services.
  4. Provides administrative guidance and sets up controls for the regular review of records (including financial and medication administration); the systematic collection and posting of data; preparation of periodic reports including Individualized Service Plans according to organizational procedures and regulatory compliance statutes; ensures the maintenance of records for individuals.
  5. Supervises Sponsored Residential Providers & In-Home staff while coordinating staff development and performance evaluations; Facilitates regular staff meetings to include in-service education.
  6. Acts as a facilitator for individuals receiving consumer-directed services.  Maintains records and all required documentation for in-home, consumer-directed, and respite services.  Maintains regular contact with Sponsored Residential providers as well as the families of in-home, consumer-directed, and respite services to assure satisfaction with services.
  7. Screens referrals for In-Home Residential Services & Sponsored Residential and provides input to the Executive Deputy Director of Community Support Services to make admission and placement decisions for these programs.
  8. Assists in developing, monitoring, and operating within an annual budget.
  9. Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  Considerable knowledge of intellectual and developmental disability delivery systems including Medicaid Waivers, principles of person-centered planning and community engagement/inclusion, lifestyle development training, family support, behavioral support strategies, service coordination, governmental regulations of residential services, peer counseling, group process, program promotion, public relations, social services systems, housing, and agencies working with individuals with disabilities.

Skills:  Development and monitoring of individualized service programs, social interactions, public promotion, service coordination, program development, community development and collaboration, staff supervision and development, teaching; safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record; CPR and first aid procedures, Medication Administration certification, crisis intervention and emergency response.

Abilities:  Ability to manage concurrent operating programs; write and speak effectively; exercise leadership and supervise the work of others; educate/train staff; interact effectively and maintain favorable relationships with staff, individuals receiving services and the public; present a professional and compassionate image; organize material effectively; document accurately; and meet required documentation deadlines; analyze trends in an effort to develop/implement appropriate responses.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in social work or human services related field and two years of progressively responsible experience providing and managing services for individuals with intellectual disability, developmental disabilities, or other special populations; or any combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  One year experience supervising staff.

 

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $48,000.00 – $56,000.00 per year

Sponsored Residential and In-Home Services Manager2024-06-26T16:43:48-04:00

Direct Support Professional – Lovingston Full-time, 40 hours

2024-06-14T12:20:42-04:00

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Community Living Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The Community Living DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing home environment for individuals living in residential programs.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Community Living Program Manager and may receive oversight in day-to-day work from the Senior Direct Support Professional.

  • Lovingston, VA – Full-time, 40 hours per week, Sun 3p-11p, Wed/Thu/Fri 3p-11p, Sat 12p-8p
  • $16-$18/hour

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Implements the Individual Support Plans (ISP) by effectively supporting individuals in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlined in each plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in achieving outcomes.  Assists the individual and Residential Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Assures a caring, supportive home environment in all day-to-day home activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.
  • Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects; and reports observations to Residential Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Supports individuals to plan and initiate a variety of in-home and community-based recreational activities that incorporate individual preferences, skills, financial resources as well as concepts self-determination, community integration.
  • Understands, demonstrates competency, and assures the rights of individuals in accordance with DBHDS Office of Human Rights to include protecting individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  • Maintains the home in accordance to DBHDS Licensing regulations, which includes routine cleaning and general home maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Responds to medical or behavioral health emergencies safely, swiftly, and appropriately.
  • Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the program individuals including contacting emergency services and/or police as needed.
  • Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e., training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Attends at least one staff meeting per month; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Direct Support Professional – Lovingston Full-time, 40 hours2024-06-14T12:20:42-04:00

Direct Support Professional – Crozet, Part-time

2024-04-22T10:57:18-04:00

The Community Living Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The Community Living DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing home environment for individuals living in residential programs.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Community Living Program Manager and may receive oversight in day-to-day work from the Senior Direct Support Professional.

  • Location: Crozet, VA
  • Full-time, 16 hours per week. Sat/Sun 8a-4p
  • $16-$18/hour

JOB DUTIES:

  • Implements the Individual Support Plans by effectively supporting individuals in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlined in each plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in achieving outcomes.  Assists the individual and Residential Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Assures a caring, supportive home environment in all day-to-day home activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.
  • Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects; and reports observations to Residential Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Supports individuals to plan and initiate a variety of in-home and community-based recreational activities that incorporate individual preferences, skills, financial resources as well as concepts self-determination, community integration.
  • Understands, demonstrates competency, and assures the rights of individuals in accordance with DBHDS Office of Human Rights to include protecting individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  • Maintains the home in accordance to DBHDS Licensing regulations, which includes routine cleaning and general home maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Responds to medical or behavioral health emergencies safely, swiftly, and appropriately.
  • Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the program individuals including contacting emergency services and/or police as needed.
  • Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e., training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Attends at least one staff meeting per month; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Relief positions are also available, working on an as needed basis.

Direct Support Professional – Crozet, Part-time2024-04-22T10:57:18-04:00

Direct Support Professional – Crozet Full-time, 40 hours, Tue-Sat 3p-11p

2023-08-30T16:16:05-04:00
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) for The Arc of the Piedmont is responsible for the implementation of person-centered plans through teaching and assisting the people we support in a community based residential setting, or in one of our Adult Activity Program settings. DSP’s maintain required documentation and reporting, assist with personal care as needed, foster a warm and caring home environment and initiate in-home and community based recreation activities. A high school diploma or equivalent is required and, as always, we seek creative innovative individuals with an eye towards providing the greatest quality of life possible for the people we support.
  • Location: Crozet, VA
  • Full-time, 40 hours per week, Tue-Sat 3p-11p
  • $16-$18/hour
JOB DUTIES:
  • Implements the Individual Service/Program Plans by effectively teaching and supporting individuals as outlined in the plan. Applies positive, non-aversive approaches (i.e. Safety-Care, Positive Behavior Supports) to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in meeting Individual Service or Program Plan’s goals and objectives. Assists the Day Support Manager in the development and/or revision of Plans to better meet each individual’s needs.
  • Assures a caring, stimulating program environment. Initiates projects that create a supportive program environment, involving individuals in this process to the furthest extent possible for each individual. Provides recommendations to the Day Support Manager for program changes.
  • Maintains daily, weekly and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs and their progress. Maintains required documentation within specified timeframes. Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration to assure accuracy. Monitors clients to assess medication effectiveness, side effects and reports observations to Day Support Manager for follow up. Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • Plans and initiates a variety of on-site and community-based recreation activities, which incorporate individual preferences and skills as well as concepts of self- direction, interpersonal competence, and community engagement.
  • Assures the safety of individuals and makes reasonable efforts to protect individuals from harm, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of clients, as well as protects oneself from personal injury (i.e. training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Assures the program facility is safe and secure. Immediately reports any safety concerns identified and takes action to address any concerns. Utilizes and contacts emergency services including local law enforcement as needed.
  • Provides safe transportation to clients when necessary for daily commuting, employment, healthcare needs, and functions of community life.
  • Attends staff meetings as scheduled Attends other trainings and meetings as required to maintain knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Provides residential day support to homebound Adult Activity Center participants when the Adult Activity Center is closed or delayed due to inclement weather.
  • May involve, as required, personal care which may include some or all of the following: toileting, changing briefs, bathing and feeding.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Direct Support Professional – Crozet Full-time, 40 hours, Tue-Sat 3p-11p2023-08-30T16:16:05-04:00

Direct Support Professional – Charlottesville (Shamrock program) Full-time, 30 hours (overnights)

2024-05-06T17:04:14-04:00

The Community Living Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The Community Living DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing home environment for individuals living in residential programs.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Community Living Program Manager and may receive oversight in day-to-day work from the Senior Direct Support Professional.

  • Location: Charlottesville, VA
  • Full-time, 30 hours per week. Thu-Sat 10:30p-8:30a
  • $16-$18/hour

JOB DUTIES:

  • Implements the Individual Support Plans by effectively supporting individuals in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlined in each plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in achieving outcomes.  Assists the individual and Residential Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Assures a caring, supportive home environment in all day-to-day home activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.
  • Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects; and reports observations to Residential Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Supports individuals to plan and initiate a variety of in-home and community-based recreational activities that incorporate individual preferences, skills, financial resources as well as concepts self-determination, community integration.
  • Understands, demonstrates competency, and assures the rights of individuals in accordance with DBHDS Office of Human Rights to include protecting individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  • Maintains the home in accordance to DBHDS Licensing regulations, which includes routine cleaning and general home maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Responds to medical or behavioral health emergencies safely, swiftly, and appropriately.
  • Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the program individuals including contacting emergency services and/or police as needed.
  • Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e., training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Attends at least one staff meeting per month; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Relief positions are also available, working on an as needed basis.

Direct Support Professional – Charlottesville (Shamrock program) Full-time, 30 hours (overnights)2024-05-06T17:04:14-04:00

Direct Support Professional – Charlottesville (Tarleton program) Full-time, 40 hours

2023-11-28T20:58:50-05:00

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Community Living Direct Support Professional (DSP) is responsible for the implementation of the Individual Support Plans through skill building and support to assure each individual’s independence, personal autonomy, and access to community resources.  The Community Living DSP is also responsible for creating a safe, nurturing home environment for individuals living in residential programs.

This is a non-exempt position, which can be part time or full time.  The incumbent reports to the Community Living Program Manager and may receive oversight in day-to-day work from the Senior Direct Support Professional.

  • Charlottesville (Tarleton program) Full-time, 40 hours per week. Sun 3-11, Mon 10-6, Tue and Wed 3-11, Sat 8-4
  • $16-$18/hour

 

JOB DUTIES:

  • Implements the Individual Support Plans (ISP) by effectively supporting individuals in building skills, health and safety and community engagement as outlined in each plan.  Applies positive, non-aversive approaches to providing support.
  • Observes individual participation and progress in achieving outcomes.  Assists the individual and Residential Manager in the person-centered development and/or revision of ISPs to better meet individual’s needs, preferences, and goals.
  • Assures a caring, supportive home environment in all day-to-day home activities to the furthest extent possible for each individual.
  • Maintains daily and other regularly scheduled documentation and reports regarding individual activities, programs, and their progress.  Maintains and completes documentation as required and within required timeframes.  Uses professional, person-centered language in the completion of all documentation.
  • Assists individuals with medication administration while assuring accuracy.  Monitors individuals to assess medication effectiveness and side effects; and reports observations to Residential Manager for follow up.  Notes and reports errors in medication administration.
  • May involve, as required, personal care that may include toileting, changing briefs, bathing, and feeding.
  • Supports individuals to plan and initiate a variety of in-home and community-based recreational activities that incorporate individual preferences, skills, financial resources as well as concepts self-determination, community integration.
  • Understands, demonstrates competency, and assures the rights of individuals in accordance with DBHDS Office of Human Rights to include protecting individuals from harm, abuse, and exploitation. Immediately reports any concerns or observations of potential harm, abuse, or exploitation.
  • Assures and promotes the rights of individuals in accordance with HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) to include integration and full access to the community, individual rights of privacy, dignity, respect, and freedom from coercion and restraint, individual autonomy, and independence in making life choices and facilitates individual choice in services and supports.
  • Maintains the home in accordance to DBHDS Licensing regulations, which includes routine cleaning and general home maintenance and other duties as assigned by the Program Manager.
  • Responds to medical or behavioral health emergencies safely, swiftly, and appropriately.
  • Assures the home is safe and secure, reports immediately any identified safety concerns and takes action to address and/or protect the program individuals including contacting emergency services and/or police as needed.
  • Provides transportation to individuals for daily commuting, healthcare needs, and community activities as requested.
  • Utilizes necessary equipment to assure the safe transfer of the individuals, as well as protecting oneself from personal injury (i.e., training and use of the Hoyer Lifts.)
  • Attends at least one staff meeting per month; attends other required trainings and meetings to maintain knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of:  intellectual and developmental disabilities, concepts and principles of barrier-free environments, person-centered principles, community integration, independent living needs of individuals with disabilities.

Skills:   Safe operation of passenger vehicles as evidenced by a valid Virginia driving license and an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, CPR/First Aid procedures, crisis prevention and intervention and emergency responses, documentation.

Ability:  to lift and transfer at least 50 pounds and, for transfers of the individuals we support, utilizes appropriate equipment (i.e. Hoyer Lift) to prevent personal injury, or injury to the individual being supported. Must work independently; follow directions; communicate verbally and in writing; interact effectively and courteously with a variety of individuals; teach effectively; and provide personal assistance.

 

SUGGESTED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

High School diploma or equivalent (e.g. GED) or any combination of training and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Successful completion of The Arc of the Piedmont’s staff certification program.

Direct Support Professional – Charlottesville (Tarleton program) Full-time, 40 hours2023-11-28T20:58:50-05:00

Sponsored Residential Opportunities Available

2022-11-03T14:20:50-04:00

The Arc of the Piedmont is looking for Sponsored Residential providers, as well as Back-Up Sponsored Residential providers. This is a very exciting opportunity for the entire agency. The Arc of the Piedmont connects adults who have intellectual disabilities with families who take on the role of Family Sponsor. The Family Sponsor offers their home, time and support to an individual in daily living and skills that will help him or her achieve personal goals, independence and wider social supports. Sponsored Residential Providers are not direct employees of The Arc of the Piedmont; rather, they are contract employees.

 

In order to be considered for licensing to provide services, candidates must be found eligible based on criminal history background checks and Child Protective Services registry checks. Candidates must also meet requirements for minimum knowledge, skills and abilities according to their job description. For sponsored residential positions, the requirements are a total of one year direct experience working with persons with intellectual disabilities or developmental disabilities or a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, special education or related field. Completion of CPR, First Aid, College of Direct Supports within the first six months, medication administration. Training and certification are available through The Arc of the Piedmont.

 

Back-up Residential Service providers serve as the second line of support for primary Sponsored Residential providers. In the event that the primary provider cannot fully attend to the needs of the person being supported (owing to other occasional commitments, illness, work, need for time off) the Back-Up provider then provides necessary services and support. We happily pair back-up providers to primary providers.

 

Becoming a sponsored provider is a two-fold process. Both the individual who wants to become a sponsored provider and their home must meet standards. After an assessment of the candidate’s capabilities, experience and training, and financial capacity to meet expenses, and after it is determined that the home is suitable and meets requirements, the sponsored provider is licensed through the Arc of the Piedmont to provide care in their home.  Placement is contingent upon the desire of the individual who is seeking placement.

 

For more information about Sponsored Residential opportunities please contact Karen O’Rourke at 434-977-4002 ext. 131 or e-mail: korourke@arcpva.org

Sponsored Residential Opportunities Available2022-11-03T14:20:50-04:00
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