Direct Support Professional (Entry Level)

CRi | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 8/29/2021

CRi is a non-profit agency that provides quality services to help empower individuals with a wide range of disabilities to live independently and with the highest possible quality of life. Our main office is located in Chantilly, VA and we provide services throughout the DMV area.

We are seeking dedicated and compassionate Direct Support Professionals to join our teams throughout Northern VA!

We have a variety of full-time, part-time, and weekend positions! Qualified candidates must possess a high school diploma (or equivalent) and a VALID driver's license.

Weekday: $13.86/hr
Weekend: $$13.86-15.00/hr

Job Responsibilities:

The Direct Support Professional acts as a mentor, teacher, and support to individuals with intellectual and other types of developmental disabilities to assist them to live, learn and work successfully as an active part of their communities.

The Direct Support Professional provides supports as needed, whether in individual’s homes, day services locations and/or community settings, to transform lives and help each individual reach their full potential, while always taking into consideration their dreams and goals for their own lives.

Job Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be of unquestionable character as determined by personal references and background checks.  Applicants must supply sufficient recommendations to support the fact that maturity, integrity and dependability are hallmarks of his/her personality.
  • Applicant is able to project a professional image while interfacing with the community
  • Applicant demonstrates ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Can effectively express oneself in written reports, including electronic reporting of documentation
  • Capable of working responsibly with highly confidential information
  • Must be able to climb, bend, stoop, push, lift, pull, reach, sit and walk for periods of time
  • Attends and engages in mandatory and other agency training opportunities
  • Must be able to implement proper support techniques when intervening with individuals
  • For the on-call opportunities: must have a flexible schedule

Job Requirements:

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and reliable transportation.
  • Preferably one full year successful experience working with people with intellectual and/or other types of developmental disabilities.

* CRi offers company-paid benefits including health insurance options, 403(b) retirement fund and life insurance for all eligible employees!

Job Type
Part-time | Full-time

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