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Home Health Care Professional

Volunteers of America Chesapeake • Manassas, VA

Posted 20 days ago

Job Snapshot

Full-Time
Experience - 1 years
Degree - High School
Healthcare - Health Services
Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services
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Job Description

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are responsible for supporting activities of people enrolled in programs and living in homes operated by Volunteers of America Chesapeake (VOAC).  DSPs will teach independent living skills to the people and provide support with all activities of daily living. Additionally, the DSP will facilitate community integration, maintain the person’s safety and well-being in accordance with the Scope of Work and VOAC policies and procedures while contributing to the upkeep of the program environments. 

 

(Note:  In the NVCLC programs, it is critical for assigned DSPs to understand that all people enrolled are considered “medically fragile and clinically involved.”  For example, peoples enrolled in these programs, in addition to having developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, may also have complex medical issues, use wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, feeding tubes, or various other adaptive equipment in their everyday lives.)

 

 

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS:

·         Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age

·         Earned a high school diploma or GED from an accredited educational institution

·         Be able to read, write, and speak the English language and have the ability to communicate with the people to whom services are provided

·         Perform basic computer skills

 

Preferred selection may be given to persons who have:

·         Experience in a residential setting serving people with intellectual/developmental disabilities or with other types of special needs populations (rehabilitation settings, nursing homes, psychiatric hospitals, other behavioral health settings, etc.); 

·         Experience in working with people who are medically fragile and/or have physical limitations;

·         Experience in working with Evans Class Monitors, Quality Trust, HRLA, PCR, DDS, DDA in the District of Columbia; and/or

·         A current Trained Medication Employee (TME) license for positions in Waiver and Residential Habilitation environments.

 

Note:  A bona fide occupation exception may be established for this position based upon sex/gender when it is necessary to ensure that the needs of the people supported are adequately met.

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