Job Openings

Lauderdale County

Supportive Living Direct Support Professional

January 2019


  • Graduation from an accredited high school or GED
  • Age Twenty (20) or older
  • Possession of a valid Tennessee driver’s license

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate clearly and precisely, in verbal and written form
  • No physical barriers or limitations to lifting
  • Ability to have good judgment and decision making skills
  • Ability to be flexible in his/her job position
  • Ability to care for all persons supported in a professional manner
  • Knowledge of pertinent rules and regulations

Essential Duties

  • Supervise and enforce policies, programs, and operational procedures of the agency
  • Chart all relevant data pertaining to training and program goals
  • Complete running records daily for each person supported supervised
  • Use time productively and efficiently
  • Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal techniques to communicate effectively with persons supported, staff, and families/guardians
  • Engage persons supported in learning process of daily living activities in a professional manner
  • Administer medications to persons supported according to protocol
  • Report specific needs of persons supported to appropriate staff
  • Maintain a positive, professional, working relationship with supervisors, other staff, persons supported, community, and families/guardians
  • Ensure accuracy and confidentiality of persons supported records
  • Serve as a role model to persons supported by making good judgment and exhibiting positive decision-making skills
  • Coordinate recreational activities as directed by the persons supported plan of care
  • Provide a clean and safe environment for persons supported in the homes
  • Develop and follow menu plans designed for persons supported (diet restriction, meal plan, nutrition guidelines, etc.)
  • Provide and assist with personal care, including hygiene needs as needed
  • Lift and transfer persons supported as needed, while following transfer plans
  • Maintain the physical needs of the house, either personally or by notifying the Residential Coordinator of issues that cannot be resolved
  • Complete assigned monthly chore calendars, assisting persons supported with any chores that they can complete.
  • Submit required documentation to Residential Coordinator in a timely manner
  • Conduct and document fire and severe weather drills on a monthly basis
  • Document monies received and spent by persons supported (must be supported by receipts)
  • Discharge other job assignments as assigned by the Residential Coordinator and/or Executive Director
  • Assist the Executive Director with agency employees morale and cohesion
  • Provide a positive presence and assist with conflict management as needed

How to Apply

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