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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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Say hello to Ellison! 

Ellison has been through a lot in his life, but he hasnt stopped smiling yet. We are so happy that we get to play a small part in this little ones story!

 

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What a great smile! And those cheeks!

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2 days ago

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“I wish more people understood that having a son with Down syndrome did change my family’s life for sure, but that Justin changed us for the better.

Justin has taught us to value life more and appreciate what we are given. We all have had to educate ourselves and adapt to Justin’s needs. We’ve learned how to offer Justin the love, support, and respect he deserves as a human being and a family member in a way that fits his needs.

Justin has also taught us to be more open. He is never afraid to meet new people because he has an open heart. He is always ready to give the best of himself to others. Our community has accepted Justin well. He has one-on-one care at school and at home. He gives us his best, and we try to do the same for him with the effort that we put into his care.

Justin’s life with Down syndrome, or Trisomy 21, has inspired many people. Sometimes, he shows frustration, tiredness, and a bit of a temper – just like anyone else would. But that never stops him from being a loving, caring, helpful, respectful, kind, and forgiving boy. Fortunately, Justin lives in a country where he is valued, respected, and given the support he needs.

I want more people to know that individuals with Down syndrome are human beings with important and beautiful perspectives on life, love, compassion, care, and fun. I want more people to know that my son is a valuable person. And I want more people to know that being born with an extra chromosome made Justin really special.”

Martha, Justin’s mom

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“I wish more people understood that having a son with Down syndrome did change my family’s life for sure, but that Justin changed us for the better.

Justin has taught us to value life more and appreciate what we are given. We all have had to educate ourselves and adapt to Justin’s needs. We’ve learned how to offer Justin the love, support, and respect he deserves as a human being and a family member in a way that fits his needs.

Justin has also taught us to be more open. He is never afraid to meet new people because he has an open heart. He is always ready to give the best of himself to others. Our community has accepted Justin well. He has one-on-one care at school and at home. He gives us his best, and we try to do the same for him with the effort that we put into his care.  

Justin’s life with Down syndrome, or Trisomy 21, has inspired many people. Sometimes, he shows frustration, tiredness, and a bit of a temper – just like anyone else would. But that never stops him from being a loving, caring, helpful, respectful, kind, and forgiving boy. Fortunately, Justin lives in a country where he is valued, respected, and given the support he needs.

I want more people to know that individuals with Down syndrome are human beings with important and beautiful perspectives on life, love, compassion, care, and fun. I want more people to know that my son is a valuable person. And I want more people to know that being born with an extra chromosome made Justin really special.”

Martha, Justin’s mom

#worlddownsyndromeday #WDSD19

 

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Justin you're a rock star!

Amen!

Yes yes yes!!!!! So beautifully said Martha 💜

3 days ago

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Camila was born in January of 2017 and diagnosed with Down syndrome. Just three days later, she had her first surgery. It was an uncertain and scary time for Camila’s family. And it became even more frightening when they found out that Camila had a hole in her heart. Their little one was facing a whole new set of challenges and unknowns.

But those challenges couldn’t keep Camila down. She has faced every obstacle head on and with a smile. Two months ago, Camila had open heart surgery to repair the hole in her heart. We are happy to report that she is recovering well with her Aveanna nurses by her side.

Camila’s diagnosis presents difficulties for her and her family. But it doesn’t define her or hold her back. We are honored to know this incredibly strong fighter and to support her during her journey.

Tomorrow is #WorldDownSyndromeDay. We hope you'll join us in celebrating the strength, beauty, and determination of children like Camila on this special day and on every day!

#WDSD19
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Camila was born in January of 2017 and diagnosed with Down syndrome. Just three days later, she had her first surgery. It was an uncertain and scary time for Camila’s family. And it became even more frightening when they found out that Camila had a hole in her heart. Their little one was facing a whole new set of challenges and unknowns. 

But those challenges couldn’t keep Camila down. She has faced every obstacle head on and with a smile. Two months ago, Camila had open heart surgery to repair the hole in her heart. We are happy to report that she is recovering well with her Aveanna nurses by her side. 

Camila’s diagnosis presents difficulties for her and her family. But it doesn’t define her or hold her back. We are honored to know this incredibly strong fighter and to support her during her journey.

Tomorrow is #WorldDownSyndromeDay. We hope youll join us in celebrating the strength, beauty, and determination of children like Camila on this special day and on every day!

#WDSD19

 

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