•The Direct Support Professional should provide direct and situational intervention when the individual’s behavior requires it. This also includes the crisis prevention and the crisis intervention.
•The DSP works as an assistant and adjunct to the Behavior Management Trainer, and Behavior Management Assistant.
•The DSP will identify designated areas and time where accidents are prone to occur, and intervention to prevent individuals from being harmed or hurt. (hall, bathroom, cafeteria, dismissal, transition time, etc.)
•The DSP will be required to attend meetings on a regular basis where techniques and methodologies are relevant to the individual’s s behavior modification, and intervention will be presented.
•Must have the ability to establish constructive relationship with co-workers and be able to work and relate to developmentally disabled and multiple handicapped people.
•Must know the behavior profile of all individual’s, especially those highly behavioral involved.
•DSP’s functions as a generalist and is expected to do any job assigned in giving service to individuals.
•Must have a High School Diploma or GED and one year of experience working with developmentally disabled people
•Excellent Communication Skills – Both written and verbal
•Ability to work under pressure
•High energy and the willingness to work as a team player