Nexus Community Services Direct Support Professional Chester, VA · Full time

Direct Support Professional (DSP) to work directly with adults with intellectual disabilities to assist them within the community.

Description

Job Overview:


Nexus Community Services is seeking a compassionate and dedicated Direct Support Professional (DSP) to join our team in Chester, VA. As a DSP, you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities by providing direct support and assistance within the community. This is a full-time position with a salary range of $17 to $18 per hour.


Responsibilities:

- Provide direct support and assistance to adults with intellectual disabilities, ensuring their safety, well-being, and overall quality of life.

- Assist individuals with daily living activities, including personal care, meal preparation, medication administration, and household tasks.

- Support clients in developing and maintaining independent living skills, such as budgeting, shopping, and accessing community resources.

- Foster social engagement by organizing and participating in recreational activities, outings, and community events.

- Document and maintain accurate records of client progress, incidents, and any changes in behavior or health.

- Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to develop and implement individualized support plans for clients.

- Advocate for clients' rights, needs, and preferences, ensuring their inclusion and participation in decision-making processes.


Requirements:

- High school diploma or GED equivalent.

- Previous experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities is preferred but not required.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

- Strong organizational and time management abilities, with the capacity to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively.

- Empathy, patience, and a genuine desire to support and empower individuals with disabilities.

- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

- Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed.


Please note that Nexus Community Services complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding nondiscrimination in employment. As such, we do not inquire about criminal backgrounds during the application process.


Join our team at Nexus Community Services and be a part of a fulfilling and rewarding career where you can make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Apply today and help us create a community where everyone feels valued, supported, and empowered.

Salary

$17 - $18 per hour