Direct Support Provider -1 Dahlonega
at Avita Community Partners

Date Posted: 11/26/2019

Job Description

Under direct supervision, assist individuals with Developmental Disabilities in basic daily living skills.

• Maintain a clean, healthy, and safe environment for clients.
• Observes and monitors client's behavior, charts and reports observations and incidents.
• Provides training of basic personal and social skills, simple academics, or work skills to clients in residence, group home, or supported employment environment.
• May assist with meal preparation, ensuring or encouraging client group activity, providing transportation, and/or limited case management

• Keep accurate documentation of client progress and services performed, reporting changes in client condition to manager or supervisor.
• Will facilitate client community involvement.
• Remain aware of changes in the behavior and physical condition of clients, arranging for needed services to assure appropriate care is obtained.
• Carry out a person-centered Individual Service Plan (ISP)
• Assist with meal preparation, ensuring or encouraging client group activity, providing transportation, and/or limited case management
• Must be willing and able to:
be fingerprinted and have background checked through the FBI and other law enforcement agencies
have dependable transportation
use your personal vehicle as often as needed to transport clients
work with developmentally disabled clients
work alone with a group of ten or more developmentally disabled clients
assist clients in the use of toilet/bathroom
change diapers of adult clients
visit clients in their homes
assist physically disabled clients in and out of wheelchairs and vehicles
assist disabled clients who cannot feed themselves independently

Minimum Qualifications:
• One year experience providing direct care to individuals with developmental disabilities
• Associate Degree in Social Work, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Special Education, Education, and Psychology, Nursing or other related human services field
• One year experience at the lower level position of Instructional Aide/CRC-E.
• One year experience at the lower level position of Instructional Aide
• Must be 21 years of age with 3 years of driving experience and must have valid Georgia drivers license and no driver may have 6 or more points against his/her license within the last five years. Also, no driver may have had a suspended license or DUI within the last five years.
• May be asked to demonstrate basic typing skills by way of a typing skills assessment.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Team player

•*Positions may be filled before the closing (ending) date if a qualified candidate is selected.**

NOTE: All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview

Avita Community Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its service practices or employment practices with regard to race color, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Position Reference # - 33814

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Dahlonega, GA
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Greater than 15 years
  • Date Posted: 11/26/2019

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Avita Community Partners is a resource for individuals and families in northeast Georgia experiencing the disabling effects of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. Our goal is to assist in the development of safe, stable, meaningful lives for all.

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