The Arc of Southside

Life Coach DSP

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Assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their home and community, providing general support of daily life, while continually teaching the skills needed to increase independence. Activities may include, but are not limited to, maintaining health and safety, home care, personal finance, meal prep, personal care, access to community, socialization, etc.). Great care is taken to thoughtfully match candidates with the individual they will be supporting by taking into account personal preferences, interests and personality. The individual served has the final say in the selection of their support staff

Department: Residential
Location: Danville, Virginia
734 Main Street Danville, VA 24541

Job Description:

Life Coach DSP​ – Assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their home and community, providing general support of daily life, while continually teaching the skills needed to increase independence. Activities may include, but are not limited to, maintaining health and safety, home care, personal finance, meal prep, personal care, access to community, socialization, etc.).

Great care is taken to thoughtfully match candidates with the individual they will be supporting by taking into account personal preferences, interests and personality. The individual served has the final say in the selection of their support staff.

Preferred Skills:

DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL (DSP) Requirements

General Requirements: Minimum of HS Diploma or equivalent, clean background check and driving record, legible writing skills, the ability to use personal vehicle and be reimbursed for mileage. While no previous experience is needed, successful candidates must have the fundamental belief that people with disabilities are worthy of respect.

While assisting the individual to become a part of their community, the candidate will be an advocate for change by breaking down societal barriers and actively working to change negative perceptions.