Direct Support Professional
Southwestern VA Training Ctr - Virginia

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Southwestern Virginia Training Center is located in Hillsville, Virginia, which is situated in the mountains of Southwest Virginia.

The Training Center is located 353 miles from Norfolk, VA; 262 miles from Richmond, VA; 100 miles from Bristol, TN; and 54 miles from Winston-Salem, NC.

Direct Support Professionals work directly with developmentally disabled individuals both independently and in conjunction with professional staff. Required duties: supply individuals with all their basic needs; including medical, personal hygiene, training needs; ensure a safe, homelike environment is provided; complete required documentation.

2nd and 3rd shift positions

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 18 years of age.

Ability to lift and meet the other physical and cognitive demands of the position; ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written English; ability to read, understand and carry out individualized client programs; ability to recognize and properly react to medical and other emergencies; ability to work weekends and holidays as scheduled; ability to work heavy overtime including double shifts.

Preferred Qualifications

Valid Virginia Drivers License, previous experience or training in human services

Special Requirements

Selected applicants for positions must submit to mandatory Drug Testing and Background investigation that includes fingerprint criminal history check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check and employment reference check.

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