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Direct Support Professional - Nashville

Company: Volunteers of America Mid-States
Location: Nashville
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Volunteers of America Mid-States (VOA) is a non-profit organization spanning four states that creates positive change in the lives of individuals and communities through a ministry of service. We provide housing for families, veterans, and low-income seniors. - We provide care and support for individuals with developmental disabilities, healing accountability that brings people together with restorative justice, and free HIV testing and education. - When Volunteers of America was founded in 1896, "volunteer" referred to anyone who served others as a vocation through a commitment to a mission. Today, we are still staffed by paid, mission-driven professionals working to create positive change and build thriving communities. - Flexibility, teamwork, and fun are some of the reasons our employees are proud to work at VOA! - We offer a comprehensive benefits package to employees who meet eligibility requirements. -

PROGRAM: - - - -Murfreesboro Developmental Disabilities Services - - - - - - -STATUS: Non-Exempt - -PAY RATE: $14/hr

POSITION: - - - - -Direct Support Professional

REPORTS TO: - - -Home Manager


Responsible for providing direct care, training and assistance in the various aspects of activities of daily living, self-care, leisure/recreation, developmental training, prevocational and/or vocational and is responsible for upholding consumer's rights.


1. - - - -Must be 18 years of age or older

2. - - - -High School diploma or general equivalency diploma preferred or commensurate skills.

3. - - -Demonstrate the ability to adequately read, write and understand the English language.


1. - - -Monitor the comfort and safety of consumers' served, while ensuring that the medical, nutritional, and personal care needs are being met.

2. - - -Interact with consumers in an emotionally supportive and therapeutic manner, and practice effective techniques for reinforcing consumers' behaviors.

3. - - -Provide transportation and assist consumers with integration into the community by accompanying them to social and other activities of choice.

4. - - -Perform general housekeeping, meal preparation, shopping, and laundry duties.

5. - - -Complete assigned cleaning tasks and general maintenance on a routine basis in order to maintain a neat and clean environment.

6. - - -Participate in all required on-going training programs and attend all mandatory staff meetings.

7. - - -Performs all duties as assigned by supervisor.

8. - - -Assist consumers' in having opportunities towards reaching that which they vision as detailed in each consumers ISP. - - -

9. - - -Complete all daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly documents to ensure compliance with program goals. - - - - - - - -

10. - - -Attend and participate in team meetings as assigned and regularly communicate each consumers' progress to team members and supervisors as appropriate.

11. - - -Maintain medical, social and programmatic files as indicated and directed by company policy and procedures, operations manual, and supervisors.

12. - - -Assist consumers served in handling of money and finances. - - - - - - -

13. - - -Provide and assist in planning age-appropriate social and leisure time activities.

14. - - -Assist consumers in maintaining relationship with family, friends, and guardians including providing transportation to and from same day or overnight visits, which may on occasion require travel out-of-town.

15. - Performance quality improvement (PQI) duties as assigned by supervision & PQI committee.


  • Competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Critical Illness
  • 403B Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Vacation Time (based on eligibility)
  • Paid Sick Time (based on eligibility)

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Volunteers of America Mid-States, Nashville , Direct Support Professional - Nashville, Other , Nashville, Tennessee

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