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Direct Support Professional

Strengthening Our System,
Floyd, VA Full-time
Posted on August 9, 2019

Direct Support Professional

Strengthening Our System, Inc. is seeking a Direct Support Professional to provide full time, one on one support to an 11-year-old female with an intellectual disability and Angelman's Syndrome in her home and around the Franklin County community. She is seeking support from 6am-2pm or from 7am-3pm Monday through Friday. Duties include assisting with activities of daily living such as eating, using restroom/diaper changes, using adaptive equipment (toys, IPAD, stander, transportation chair, gait trainer, heating/cooling vest, etc) and ensuring health and safety. She enjoys swimming at the local YMCA and going out to eat. She needs support in getting to appointments as needed (most in the Roanoke Area). The client is unable to control her own body temperature and cannot be out in extreme weather conditions. She does have a heating/cooling vest to help regulate her temperature. The successful candidate must be patient, gentle and kind. DSP must be willing to help transport clients to appointments as needed and must be comfortable using adaptive equipment (which family will train you on). Position open until filled.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.