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Direct Support Professional

Company: ACI Federal
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Direct Support Professionals - Williamsburg, VADirect Care Experience Required!Hospital - Long Term Care Facility - Group Home Experience Required!Healthcare - Mental Health - Behavioral Health Experience Preferred!$18 per hour and three weeks of paid training provided. Some Weekends/Holidays required once training is complete.RequirementsDirect Care Experience in a Hospital, Long Term Care Facility or Group Home Required!High School Diploma Specialized training in the management of aggressive mental health behavior required.Experience providing forensic direct care preferred.Successful completion of/ability to complete preservice training classes required.Successful completion of/ability to complete advanced forensic technician training. ResponsibilitiesAbility to act in the capacity of essential personnel during emergency/crisis situations. Ability to complete the advanced forensic technician training. Apply knowledge of Psychiatric Healthcare.Skill in implementing appropriate behavioral/mental health interventions during critical mental health crisis situations.Basic knowledge of the principles and practices of psychology and behavioral analysis in working with forensic patients. Ability to provide therapeutic de-escalation in a safe manner.Skill in implementing behavior modification techniques in a Psychiatric Hospital.Skill in dealing effectively in a Psychiatric Hospital environment working directly with individuals with Mental Health/Psychiatric/Behavior Diagnoses.Ability to work in an environment and with individuals with impulsive behaviors, as well as verbal/physical aggression. Skill in providing support during all aspects of daily personal care, to include intervening with aggressive behaviors.Ability to actively participate in process improvement projects and patient data collection. Ability to have a high degree of attention to detail with regard to data collection and documentation.An ability to perform effectively as a member of a Direct Care team. Ability to function with minimum supervision, recognizing the need for direction and assistance in situations beyond his/her scope of capabilities.Must have the ability to successfully complete BLS, TOVA and other required training upon start Hospital

Keywords: ACI Federal, Newport News , Direct Support Professional, Other , Williamsburg, Virginia

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