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Direct Support Professional

Direct Support Professionals help clients work to achieve as much independence as possible in the community. At Aveanna, your work in this role can include helping with personal care and other activities for daily living for clients who are intellectually disabled or developmentally delayed.

Aveanna is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

This is the perfect time to join a growing healthcare company! Aveanna is in search of Direct Support Professionals to join our team. Working with Aveanna will challenge you, and give you the opportunity to make a difference in a someone’s life.

  • Full-time or part-time positions
  • Competitive salary, health insurance, and benefits package
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • One-on-one care

Working in the home/community environment, you are responsible for the delivery of quality one-on-one services to ID/DD consumers and implementing their goals as outlined in their plan of care. Your care may also involve activities of daily living and communication with other members of the consumer’s multidisciplinary team. You are required to complete all documentation in accordance with state and program regulations, Aveanna Healthcare policies and procedures, and any applicable accreditation standards.

  • Implement written goals from treatment plan with consumer one-to-one services, including, but not limited to, personal care, respite, home supports, home and community, supported employment, crisis services, and long-term vocational support.
  • Instruct and reinforce target goals and outcomes according to consumer.
  • Complete written documentation of services(s) provided upon completion of visit as directed by QP.
  • Accurately note consumer responses and results to staff interventions and assessment through proper documentation.
  • Maintain appropriate professional conduct at all times.
  • Assist in the development of consumer treatment plan and goal revisions as directed by interdisciplinary team.
  • Provide care in accordance with written instructions from professional staff.
  • Report immediately to QP any changes in the patient’s condition or any problems in assigned tasks.
  • Relay observations of patient’s mental and physical status to QP.
  • Be dependable and on time for assignments.
  1. Experience with ID/DD consumers preferred.
  2. Meet the qualifications as stated in 10A NCAC 27G.0104, 10A NCAC 27G.0200, 10A NCAC 27G.0202, and 10A NCAC 27G.0204.
  3. Proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  4. Current CPR certification and First Aid.
  5. Current continuing education, if required by state.
  6. High school diploma or GED.
  7. Good organizational and communication skills.
  8. Completed OSHA screening upon hire.
  9. Active driver’s license and current automobile insurance if transporting.
  10. Completed and cleared HCPR check, statewide criminal background check (may require national background check in some states), and sex offender registry check.
  11. Comprehension of DMH/DD/SAS core competencies/client-specific/core skills.
  12. Client-specific competencies met as identified in each client’s person-centered plan/plan of care.
  13. If providing enhanced-level services, employees will have supplementary training/instruction specific to the medical and/or behavioral needs of the consumer.
  14. Nursing respite staff will possess a valid state license (RN or LPN) in good standing.
  15. Completed and cleared state healthcare registry check.
  16. Completed and cleared state DMV background check.
  17. If providing transportation, must have a valid driver’s license, a safe driving record, and a satisfactory level of automobile liability insurance.
  18. Negative TB screening.
  19. NCI Parts A and B.

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15 hours ago

Aveanna Healthcare

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Our patient Vanessa can't wait!

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"My son Jeremiah has grown not only physically but emotionally as well with physical therapy.

When Jeremiah was born, we already knew he would have a harder time with simple things such as eating, talking, and walking. Even crawling was going to be a task for him. When we began physical therapy, Jeremiah wasn’t even able to hold his head up on his own at the age of one.

Hope was not lost with this little soldier though. Jeremiah still laughed, smiled and played like any other baby despite his physical impairment. With the help of his physical therapist and his home care nurse, Jeremiah began to crawl and that was one of the happiest days of my life.

Things really went up from there, especially after we moved into our new home. Jeremiah started WALKING! It was a huge shock to me because he just decided to let go, like an angel was guiding him. It was a beautiful sight.

This whole journey with physical therapy has been God sent. I know without his physical therapists, Jeremiah would not be where he is today."

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3 days ago

Aveanna Healthcare

We have so much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving - like our caregivers, support staff, and patient families.

What are you thankful for this year? Share with us in the comments below!
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I am thankful for the grace of God in helping me beat a stage 4 terminal cancer diagnosis and remaining cancer free for 15 years now! I am thankful for my family, those living and those that have passed. I am thankful that I can work in the field that I love and help children and their families. I am thankful for my life!!

I am thankful for family. This day, this moment, my brother Tom is dying. I just received word. I'm thankful for prayers, and ask for your prayers for Tom' s health. This day, this moment, my brother Larry is battling cancer. I'm thankful for prayers, and ask you to keep Larry in prayers. I am thankful for all those who love me, me with all my flaws. I am thankful that I am alive!

I'm thankful for my family and my work family. My identical twin sister was diagnosed with breast cancer 5 months ago and has 2 chemo treatments left. She is definitely a strong woman and survivor. I'm thankful to know her tumor is gone and she is winning this fight! I'm blessed to have a job I love and a schedule that let's me have the time I need to take care of my families needs. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Blessings to all!

I am thankful my husband returned home from 30 days of training(military) and I can start to work on the weekends again. I work only when he is home because we have 3 little girls that I stay home with during the week.

I am thankful for my family and friends. I'm thankful to be healthy so that I can help children and their families. I'm very thankful to have been with my current patient for 9 years now.

I am thankful that I passed my RN boards today and thankful to start orienting with a family tomorrow! Celebrating my new employment with Aveanna Healthcare 🎉

I am thankful for such a wonderful company who has had our back since 2013 .. At a place when i watch my brother suffer from a accident that left him needing 90% of my help has aloud him to keep hope and dignity thru a change in his life where he struggled .. And 2 has allowed me to stay in my field that i went to school for .. Allowing me to utilize my skills , where needed the most , with my brother ... Thanks Aveanna for the experience and Journey ..

I am thankful for my beautiful family, friends, and my amazing Job. I am Thankful to be a Nurse and to be able to help care for the wonderful patients that I have met along the way. I am truly blessed and I thank God everyday for everything I have.

My family. My children's good health. Patients that have awesome parents.

I am grateful for my family and for being able to make a difference in my patients lives. I am also thankful for my wonderful coworkers.

I am thankful for my very supportive family and a wonderful job which gives me the opportunity to work with some very special patients and their families.

I'm thankful for my family, friends, my health, my life and that I get to spread my compassion and heart through my job as a nurse. I'm grateful I to see the difference I make in these sweet special needs kids lives.

I'm thankful to God and thankful for my job because I love taking care of people especially my mom she is so special to me and I love her so much!!! So thanks for a great place to work Aveanna Healthcare .

I am so thankful for my family. I am thankful for God's many blessings in my life. I am thankful to have a flexible job that works around my schedule. I am blessed wonderful friends and families I have gotta to know through Aveanna

I am thankful for my job at Aveanna, my 3 children, my friends and family, and the amazing relationships I’ve made living in SC the past 2 years.

Love my team of nurses I work with we come together to create a safe, loving and wonderful space for our patient allowing Mom to feel confident her son is getting fantastic care! Love the support from the Aveanna team that stands behinds us!

I am so thankful for a great company with awesome and friendly employees to be a part of, as well as the most precious little person, who I get the pleasure of taking care of and their family!!! I am blessed!

I’m thankful for my beautiful fiancée, and being able to both work for Aveanna! We got engaged this year!

I'm thankful for my awesome son, friends and family! Also for my health so that I can continue to practice in the field that I have loved for the past 44 years!

I am very thankful that I am able to do a job in order to care for the best patient any nurse to ask for. I thank God each day for giving the great opportunity to be the best I can be and allowing me to continue.

I'm thankful for my patients and thier wonderful families, my dogs, my husband and daughter. They make my life.

I’m thankful for having a spirit that loves caring for others. I’m very thankful for my client and her family for allowing me to care and be apart of their family. I’m thankful for my family and all the support they give when I’m tired but have to keep going. Thanks Aveanna for allowing my to be apart of your team and family.

I'm thankful to be working and to be helping my wonderful patients. I'm also thankful for my family, my kids are great and helpful when it comes to my work.

I am thankful for the families that entrust their precious children with our services at Aveanna Healthcare! I am thankful for my wonderful staff members that provide such exemplary care to our patients! I am thankful for my life with my family and my extended Aveanna family!!

I am thankful for the amazing patients and families that I get to work with on a daily basis as well as my amazing daughter

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4 days ago

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I’ve worked for this company and I find it to be professional, caring people to its patients and staff. I’m happy to work for them.

I really love being a staff at Aveanna. My scheduller Mr.Mauricio is an awesome guy. This guy is always willing to assist you in your time of need. I also love my Aveanna family who are very welcoming to the staff at their home. This makes the job a lot easier. May God bless Aveanna and everyone who is comitted to make this company to grow.

6 days ago

Aveanna Healthcare

Today we would like to introduce Home Health Aide Marcia and her Aveanna patient Isamia. Marcia is an incredible caregiver with amazing compassion and care. We asked Marcia to share with us what it’s like to be the caregiver for Isamia.

“It's always a pleasure working with Isamia, or Mimi as we like to call her," Marcia shares. "I love caring for her because I have the knowledge about Mimi’s medical condition that I need to give her the best care.

“During my shifts with Mimi, I encourage her to be independent in her daily activities. I teach her how to wash her hands, dress and undress, feed herself, and say ‘thank you’ when I give her something to eat. She has a good appetite and rarely refuses anything I give her.

“Mimi is a very loving and happy child. She loves when I hug her and is always smiling. I really enjoy caring for Mimi. She has become like family to me.”

Thank you for sharing those beautiful words, Marcia. We are so glad to have you in the Aveanna family. Happy Home Care Aide Week!
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Mimi is lucky to have a caring aide. Great job Marcia.

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