Direct Support Porfessional (DSP)

Stone Mountain, Georgia
up to $11.00 per hour
Jan 29, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
High School
Willingness to Travel
Not willing to travel
Experience Level

Intervention DSPs are the first responders to all intervention calls regarding behavior and medical codes, therefore, medical, law and military experience is an advantage.Intervention DSPs understands that the successful execution of CPI starts with the precursor(s), therefore, understanding and recognizing behaviors or triggers is critical. Intervention DSPs must have proven experienced demonstrating the execution of CPI or alternate nonviolent intervention techniques. You must be capable of performing under stress, alert, logical and physically fit to respond to any and all crisis. In addition you willdirectly facilitate services with the purpose of teaching, mentoring and supporting each individual served in a way that honors and respects their own preferences and needs. This position is responsible for managing individual and group activities within the Team Room(s), facility and within the community, local businesses, cultural and/or recreational venues, etc.

FEA believes that everyone has knowledge, experience and creativity that can help others to live a better life. We are a non-profit organization that exists to enable adults with intellectual and developmental challenges to achieve their greatest potential as integrated, self-reliant, valued, productive and creative members of their families, schools, communities and work places. Our strength stems from our person centered approached that permits us a collaboration of talent from a diverse group of staff and individuals served. This rewarding position requires consistent growth, creativity, engagement, dedication and communication.


Minimum duties include, but are not limited to:

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE executing CPI and/or alternate non violent intervention technique. [Candidates without this experience and/or alternate training or experience will not be considered] Direct experience with the implementation of PBSP, Safety Plans and Crisis Plans. Assist in crisis intervention, utilize redirection, de-escalation techniques. Redirect individual(s) in a timely effective manner preventing escalation of behavior Recognize when an intervention should be called and respond appropriately Assess and intervene in behavioral and/or medical incidents as necessary Understand the needs of individuals affected by cognitive impairments Teach, assist and monitor activities of daily living skills, including: personal grooming, feeding, toileting and other personal care tasks in accordance with individuals needs Assess the agenda, facilitate task and document the progression of individuals in real time daily Modify the task to the required needs, i.e., comprehension level, ambulatory, etc., of the individuals Facilitate rehabilitative skill building services on an individual and group basis. Provide structured and/or curriculum based skills training services utilizing evidence based interventions. Assess, teach and monitor safety skills. Assist individual with participation in recreation/leisure activities; Complete all documentation within the established timeframe of same day of delivery. Complete all documentation with 90% accuracy per FEA policies and rules and regulations. Attend and participate in meetings, trainings, etc. Be actively engaging with individuals served in all areas of service delivery. Establish and maintain positive and professional working relationships with individuals served, staff members, providers/family members and state and county agencies. Participate in various activities, such as committee membership, quality improvement teams, performance improvement and grant initiatives. Participate in other responsibilities as assigned.

Additional Qualifications

18 years of age or older High school degree/GED Valid driver's license (in most cases) Ability to communicate (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external Able to read and understand written information and ideas Effectively communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand Efficiently use of an electronic record necessitates typing skills and basic computer knowledge Ability to handle physical aspects of job, including bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, and walking for periods of time Ability to provide hand over hand assistance with individuals in the areas of facilitating activities, feeding and toileting


7:45am to 3pm, Monday through Friday, an occasional Saturday training


$11.00 per hour


current CPI or alternate non violent crisis intervention: 1 year (Required),Agency can train

Agency can train working with individuals with ID/DD: 1 year (Required) 

Agency can train teaching, assisting and/or monitoring activities for success: 1 year (Required) Agency can train documentation: 1 year (Required) 

Agency can train


High school or equivalent (Required)


Stone Mountain, GA 30087 (Required)

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