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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.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Aveanna provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Aveanna complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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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Today we'd like to introduce Executive Director Peter and Maureen, a very special Aveanna patient.

Peter helped admit Maureen to Aveanna's care in 2015. Since then, he has work tirelessly to support Maureen's family and find the right nurses for them.

Maureen has made amazing strides in her health journey with the help of her Aveanna care team. She is incredibly strong, and we are honored to be part of her story. Now, we are excited to announce Maureen's decannulation!

While we celebrate Maureen's success and growth, we also want to thank Peter for all his efforts in bringing her the best care. The hard work, dedication, and compassion of care leaders like Peter help our patients meet their goals and thrive.

We are so thankful to have both Peter and Maureen as members of our Aveanna family. Congratulations on this awesome milestone!
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Today wed like to introduce Executive Director Peter and Maureen, a very special Aveanna patient. 

Peter helped admit Maureen to Aveannas care in 2015. Since then, he has work tirelessly to support Maureens family and find the right nurses for them.

Maureen has made amazing strides in her health journey with the help of her Aveanna care team. She is incredibly strong, and we are honored to be part of her story. Now, we are excited to announce Maureens decannulation! 

While we celebrate Maureens success and growth, we also want to thank Peter for all his efforts in bringing her the best care. The hard work, dedication, and compassion of care leaders like Peter help our patients meet their goals and thrive. 

We are so thankful to have both Peter and Maureen as members of our Aveanna family. Congratulations on this awesome milestone!

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It takes a special nurse to lead other nurses. Pediatric home care gives you the opportunity to lead. It also lets you work with families and kids and see the difference you are making every day. It’s a one of a kind opportunity for those who love making a difference while growing their career. If this sounds like you, apply to be our newest RN Clinical Supervisor in #SanMarcos, CA https://bit.ly/3hWqvCC

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September 23 is the International Day of Sign Languages! Today we celebrate sign languages and the access and inclusion they bring to so many.

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September 23 is the International Day of Sign Languages! Today we celebrate sign languages and the access and inclusion they bring to so many. 

There are over 70 million deaf people and over 300 sign languages worldwide, according to the World Federation of the Deaf. The objective of the IDSL is to raise awareness and strengthen the status of sign languages.

Learn more about the IDSL: https://www.un.org/en/observances/sign-languages-day

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Our patient Alexsander was born prematurely and spent the first three months of his life in the NICU. Alex was diagnosed as deaf and struggled with communication for much of his early life. When he was three years old, Alex received a cochlear implant and began to learn American Sign Language. At eight years old, he began receiving speech, occupational, and physical therapies from Aveanna. Now, Alex is in eighth grade and is considered trilingual in English, Spanish, and ASL.

Alex has come such a long way from his early struggles to communicate. While he still faces difficulties, he has made incredible progress over the years with the help of his speech therapy team and a little technology. When asked about his cochlear implant, Alex said, “I need it to hear. Without it, I cannot hear anyone. I would be sad without it.”

During the pandemic, Alex has continued his speech therapy sessions through teletherapy with Aveanna SLPA Carolina Castillo. Carolina is bilingual and provides specialized support on the unique aspects of learning English as a second (or third) language. According to Alex, his favorite part of speech therapy is “Ms. Carolina, and playing games with Ms. Carolina.”

Congratulations to Alex on all the amazing progress he has made. And thank you to Carolina for all the work she has done to support Alex in his speech journey. Keep up the great work!
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Our patient Alexsander was born prematurely and spent the first three months of his life in the NICU. Alex was diagnosed as deaf and struggled with communication for much of his early life. When he was three years old, Alex received a cochlear implant and began to learn American Sign Language. At eight years old, he began receiving speech, occupational, and physical therapies from Aveanna. Now, Alex is in eighth grade and is considered trilingual in English, Spanish, and ASL. 

Alex has come such a long way from his early struggles to communicate. While he still faces difficulties, he has made incredible progress over the years with the help of his speech therapy team and a little technology. When asked about his cochlear implant, Alex said, “I need it to hear. Without it, I cannot hear anyone. I would be sad without it.” 

During the pandemic, Alex has continued his speech therapy sessions through teletherapy with Aveanna SLPA Carolina Castillo. Carolina is bilingual and provides specialized support on the unique aspects of learning English as a second (or third) language. According to Alex, his favorite part of speech therapy is “Ms. Carolina, and playing games with Ms. Carolina.” 

Congratulations to Alex on all the amazing progress he has made. And thank you to Carolina for all the work she has done to support Alex in his speech journey. Keep up the great work!

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