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Direct Support Professional - Overnight, Adult Services

Grafton Integrated Health Network (GIHN) employs individuals committed to helping vulnerable and high-risk populations lead better, more independent lives. We are always looking for Direct Support Professionals who are passionate about working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. These are challenging and rewarding positions.

Direct Support Professionals work in a number of settings including Community-based Group Homes, Special Education Classrooms, Day Programs, and Vocational Programs (job skill training and job placement). They participate in the direct care and management of clients as prescribed by physician and treatment teams. They provide supervision, safety and crisis management for the client population; complete documentation of client behavior and participation in programming; adhere to the schedule activities; role model positive, mature behavior; utilize proactive behavioral strategies to minimize client crisis and maximize success. Duties and responsibilities of the Direct Support Professionals vary in intensity and frequency depending on the assignment and include, but are not limited to, the following:

Advocacy

Assist clients with achieving personal goals; work on behalf of the client to overcome barriers; help clients participate in activities of their choice; respect client s personal beliefs, choices, and interests

Health Maintenance

Provide care and assistance to promote good health; help clients receive medical care and communicate with medical professionals; administer medications according to physician instructions; record information regarding health events, conditions, and status; provides First Aid/CPR and seeks emergency medical care when needed

Personal Care

Help clients with eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, and toileting; assist clients with their mobility, as necessary

Living Skills Development

Help clients develop living skills such as cooking, money management, household shopping, doing laundry, personal hygiene, etc. ; teach work-related skills and job preparedness; record progress on skill development and achievement

Behavior Development

Serve as a role model and mentor, demonstrating desired behaviors; coach clients using approved strategies

Operational Support

Maintain cleanliness of classrooms, group homes, etc.; drive company vehicles to transport clients to their activities; follow policies and procedures

The Overnight Living Coach position, under general supervision, in our adult services program, participate in the direct care and plan implementation for clients, as prescribed by physician and treatment teams. In the community group home they support clients at bedtime and during morning hygiene, dressing and breakfast routines. They conduct and record, 15 minute health and safety checks after a client goes to bed. They provide supervision, safety and crisis management for the client population; complete documentation of client behavior and participation in programming; adhere to the scheduled activities; role model positive, mature behavior; utilize proactive behavioral strategies to minimize client crisis and maximize success. They report to a program supervisor/ manager. The hours and starting pay rate for this position are:

Sunday - Wednesday : 10:30pm 8:30am/40 hours

Thursday - Saturday : 10:30pm 8:30am/30 hours

Available Overtime

$12/hour + shift differentials:

*** $1.50 premium for all hours worked between 3:30 PM Friday and 10:30 PM Sunday ***

The minimum training and experience for this position are: A HS diploma/GED; 3 months experience working with adults preferred; must be 18 years of age; must pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen; must have a valid driver s license with an acceptable driving record

Grafton IHN is a tobacco-free workplace & EOE

Direct Support Professional - Overnight, Adult Services

Grafton Integrated Health Network
Richmond, VA
Full Time

Published on 06/11/2022

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