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Direct Support Professional Leader

Company: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Location: Winter Park
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Starts at $17.00*/hour PLUS additional compensation:Shift differential (up to $2.00/hour)Relevant experience in field (up to $2.00/hour)Credit for higher education($.48/hr for Bachelors degree; $.72/hr for Masters degree)Being a Direct Support Leader has its AdvantagesAs a Direct Support Leader, you will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:Rewarding work that directly impacts the lives of adults with special needsOpportunities to lead, inspire and direct the work of othersAmazing benefits with generous time off, tuition reimbursement, and free retirementDevereux Advanced Behavioral Health Florida provides programs and services for individuals with significant intellectual/developmental disabilities and/or emotional or behavioral challenges. Located in E. Orlando, FL, this position is responsible for leading and directing the work of other Direct Support professionals that care for adults with Autism, IDD, Mental Health, or are dually-diagnosed, in a group home setting. This position is responsible for:Assistingindividuals served in achieving maximum level of independence.Providing direction and supervision of inidividuals served while assisting them with and teaching them activities of daily living skills.Promoting self-sufficiency, and assists individuals in capitalizing on their strengths.Implementing individualized treatment plans, safety plans and documents individuals' progress in accordance with established procedures.Assisting in creating a safe, home-like living and treatment environment for individuals served.Qualifications:Education:High school diploma or equivalent requiredBachelor's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Human Services, Social Work preferredExperience:One (1) year of experience working with persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities, or 1 year experience in a medical, psychiatric, nursing or related setting requiredPost-Secondary education (i.e., college, vocational or technical training equal to 30 semester hours) may substitute for experienceSchedule:Must be able to complete a 2-week (Monday - Friday) new hire orientation class; hours are approximately 9:00am to 5:00pm each day. Orientations are offered in Orlando, FL and Titusville, FL.Must be able to work holidays.Other Requirements:Successfully pass pre-employment medical screenings which include: Drug Test, Physical, TB Test and Influenza VaccineValid driver's licenseOccasional driving of Devereux vehicles for business purposes. Must be able to drive a car and a passenger van (which holds up to 15 passengers).Devereux requires all individuals interviewing for a position involving contact with children to complete The Diana Screen, a screening that assesses a candidate's understanding of appropriate boundaries between adults and children.Devereux has a zero-tolerance policy for abuse and maintains policies and procedures to systematically reduce the risk of abuse to occur in our organization. Devereux fosters a culture of reporting abuse, and will cooperate with the authorities to the fullest extent possible.

Keywords: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health, Orlando , Direct Support Professional Leader, Other , Winter Park, Florida

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