The Arc of Southside

Transition Specialist DSP

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Assist adolescents with developmental disabilities, ages 16-22, in partnership with the student’s school, in learning and developing the skills they will need to transition to gainful employment, following graduation.

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

Job Description:

Transition Specialist DSP​ – Assist adolescents with developmental disabilities, ages 16-22, in partnership with the student’s school, in learning and developing the skills they will need to transition to gainful employment, following graduation.)

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.