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Direct Support Professional
Job Code:2022-GREENE-10.21
FT/PT Status:Regular Part Time
Education:High School Diploma

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources is seeking a creative and energetic Direct Support Professional to provide assistance in a day program and/or home setting serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Leakesville, MS. The Direct Support Professional plays a vital role in providing assistance with daily activities, providing emotional support, supervising community outings, and supporting treatment plans in partnership with clinical staff to enhance the quality of life for those we support.  

Day programs for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities include activities and environments designed to foster meaningful day activities for the person to include the acquisition and maintenance of skills, building positive group, individual and interpersonal skills, greater independence and personal choice. Services optimize individual initiative, autonomy and independence in making informed life choices including what he/she does during the day and with whom they interact. Opportunities to seek employment, work in competitive integrated settings, and control personal resources are offered. 

For 40 years, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources has served individuals throughout the Pine Belt.  Through an extensive continuum of care, we strive to enable adults with serious mental illnesses, children with serious emotional disturbances, and individuals with an addiction or developmental disability to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities.  Our thirteen county service area includes Forrest, Hancock, Harrison, Jones, Lamar, Covington, Greene, Jeff Davis, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Stone and Wayne Counties. 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be able to obtain MS CDL Class C Driver's License within 60 days of hire
  • Valid Mississippi Driver's License with satisfactory driving record (no moving violations within 3 years)
  • Will pass CPR, MANDT, and other required testing
  • Experience working with the IDD population preferred
  • Experience assisting others with ADLs preferred

  • Responsibilities:
  • Act as models for appropriate behavior.
  • May provide transportation to and from facilities and to and from activities in the community.
  • Performs other work-oriented tasks as assigned by supervisor.
  • Responsible for training participants in skills and conduct daily activities, training, and documentation for IDD day programs.
  • Will eat lunch on site with participants and take breaks on site.
  • Will remain on site for entire workday, except as authorized by supervisor.
  • Demonstrates the importance of community involvement, social interactions, and maintaining relationships.
  •  Assists with job exploration, application, trains individuals on job specific duties, and enhances natural supports in work environment to facilitate individual's independence in the work place.