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Direct Support Professional **

General Role Description
In support of the Agency's strategic plan, under the supervision of the Director, Senior Program Supervisor, the Senior Direct Support Professional or other professional staff, oversees the consumer treatment and activities for consumers in skill-building or other similar programs.

Education and Experience

  • High school degree/GED
  • Three (3) to four (4) years direct care experience and demonstrated ability to work with persons with developmental disabilities
  • A Michigan Chauffeur's license
  • A clear driving record

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the scope, activities and quality of community mental health agencies, human services and/or developmental disability services, treatment principles and resources.
  • Interest and aptitude for working with persons who are at risk because of age, income, mental or physical health, developmental disability, education, coping ability or environment.
  • Knowledge of traffic laws, applicable regulations, traffic routes, road maps and trip planning.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects, achieve outcomes and meet or exceed expectations regarding timelines, quality and service.
  • Ability to apply analytical/critical thinking, keen insight and judgement and to effectively respond to changes, resistance, conflict, emergencies and complex, urgent situations.
  • Ability to observe, evaluate, accurately document and report facts and meet strict reporting deadlines.
  • Ability to analyze information, use sound judgement and make independent decisions in specific areas of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills to develop and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others; and to collaborate with staff, clients and other related groups on complex problems in order to take appropriate and effective actions and achieve results.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak, facilitate small and large groups, and write clearly, accurately and effectively for a range of audiences and purposes (proposals, reports, advocacy, in-services).
  • Ability to use Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet navigation at a moderate level, with demonstrated ability to learn new computer software programs.
  • Ability to be flexible with changing and/or unpredictable work settings and assignments, work independently with minimal direction and to respond to written and oral direction.

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