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Direct Support Professional

Company: Nevins Inc
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:


  • Experience: 1 year
  • Education: High school or equivalent

    • Work authorization: United States
    • Visa Sponsorship: No, Not providing sponsorship for this job
    • Job Type: Full-time & Part-time Opportunities
      • Schedule:
        • Day shift
        • Monday to Friday
        • Weekends
          • Hours per week:
            • 10-20
            • 20-30+
            • Benefits: Available for full-time employees
            • Work Remotely: No
            • Job Location: 3523 Nevin Road Charlotte, NC 28269

              Job Description

              The primary duties of this position are as follows: Supervise individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities during activities, breaks, lunch, and leisure on campus and the community.
              • Provides individual or group instruction to teach techniques and skills.
              • Adapts materials and techniques to assist individuals in meeting goals or completing tasks.
              • Monitors the performance of each individual to ensure compliance with procedures and safety regulations and to note behavior deviations.
              • Examines completed assigned tasks visually and individually, to verify adherence to specifications. Re-trains individuals as needed to ensure specifications are met.
              • Reassigns individual to simpler tasks when an individual cannot perform assigned tasks, or to tasks containing higher degrees of complexity as the level of competence is reached.
              • Provides supervision to individuals at all times and ensures ample supervision in the community and on campus. Individuals are to be monitored at all times.
              • Implements individual goal plans and behavior programs. Monitors progress toward goals and reports to Program Manager quarterly or as indicated on plan.
              • Will use behavior management techniques, which include verbal praise and gestures to reinforce positive behaviors. Ignores certain behaviors when appropriate.
              • Assesses the needs, strengths, and preferences of individuals.
              • Writes individual training plans and amends as appropriate.
              • Provide daily and monthly documentation that is accurate and clearly written.

                This Job is:
                • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
                • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
                • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

                  More about Nevins, Inc.

                  Established in 1959, Nevins, Inc. is the leading organization providing person-centered care to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Mecklenburg County. At Nevins, Inc. our guiding principles are innovation and vision, integrity and trust, respect for all people, individualism, and unlimited potential. We believe all individuals should have the opportunity to engage in their community to their highest ability and personal level of comfort - by seeking competitive employment, learning new skills, volunteering, and utilizing community resources.

                  Nevins supports individuals with developmental disabilities such as Intellectual Development Disorder and illness, epilepsy, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, autism, and learning disabilities. Nevins is deeply committed to providing each individual served with high-quality programming, a strong support network of dedicated staff, and the resources to achieve success.

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