Top Direct Support Professional Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Direct Support Professional. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Direct Support Professional resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.2% of Direct Support Professional resumes contained Independent Living as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Direct Support Professional actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Direct Support Professional resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Independent Living

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Here's how Independent Living is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Provided assistance to developmentally disabled adults in a community residential environment to acquire and maintain independent living skills.
  • Promote independent living skills and daily actively engaging individuals in community settings based off of person center plans.
  • Assisted individuals at an Intermediate Care Facility with all independent living skills, Personal skills and individual productivity.
  • Integrated adults with disabilities in a behavior management program designed to establish them into independent living situations.
  • Facilitated one blind developmentally disabled adult with activities of daily living in an independent living environment.
  • Assisted children and adults with developmental and behavioral disabilities to develop independent living skills and normalization.
  • Provide training and encouragement to the mentally and physically disabled to foster independence and independent living.
  • Led a team of qualified individuals in assisting individuals with disabilities learn independent living skills.
  • Monitored and taught consumers adaptive behaviors, independent living, socialization and recreation activities.
  • Instructed and assisted consumers with activities of daily living in facilitating independent living skills.
  • Support the independent living of 8 individuals with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Complete daily assessments/intake of each individual consumer while working towards independent living goals.
  • Partnered with interdisciplinary staff to improve independent living skills and teamwork among residents.
  • Provide encouragement in becoming more self-sufficient and confident for possible future independent living.
  • Trained individuals with developmental disabilities in self-care, communication, and independent living.
  • Encourage participation in community based activities and assist in independent living skills.
  • Create and implement activities providing community-based skill acquisition and independent living abilities.
  • Encouraged and supported individualized goals to enhance progress for independent living skills.
  • Teach vocational skills and independent living skills to persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Assisted with individual independent living and proper documentation of all daily activities.

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2. Personal Care

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Here's how Personal Care is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Administer bedside personal care such as ambulation and personal hygiene assistant to individuals with physical aggression and court ordered placement.
  • Assisted individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with meal times, personal cares, medication administration and recreational activities.
  • Provided nursing, psychiatric and personal care to physically impaired, mentally challenged and emotionally disturbed clients.
  • Direct care for developmentally disabled adults including passing of medication, preparing meals, transporting, personal cares
  • Implement individual care programs to include daily personal care, medication administration, and behavioral treatment programs.
  • Provide minute-by- minute private personal care to a developmentally challenged client with moderate cerebral palsy.
  • Provided assistance with activities such as transportation, medication administration, and personal care.
  • Assist vulnerable individuals with meal preparation, medication administration, personal care and grooming.
  • Provide personal care and hygienic needs to individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.
  • Served as direct support professional providing housekeeping and personal care for disabled clients.
  • Provide personal care and support for developmentally disabled adults in a residential setting.
  • Provided personal care, administered medications, and provided transportation to appointments.
  • Administer medication, coordinate personal care, and lead behavioral development activities.
  • Manage personal care to individuals with intellectual disabilities in residential facilities.
  • Completed domestic services and personal care task for disabled individuals.
  • Practice motivational enhancement and structural/personal care for each individual.
  • Assisted elderly mentally/physically disabled residents with personal care.
  • Performed personal care for individuals with disabilities.
  • Provide personal care to elderly individuals.
  • Assist clients with daily living skills such as personal care, medication reminders, transporting to doctor appointments, meal preparation.

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3. Direct Support

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Here's how Direct Support is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Direct Support Professional: Responsible for the care and supervision of children and adolescent residential clients with intellectual disabilities.
  • Supervised direct support staff, monitored and evaluated staff performance according to company performance management policies and procedures.
  • Direct Support Professional Cared for individuals with severe to profound mental retardation Assisted individuals with daily activities i.e.
  • Provided direct support to individuals with disabilities to live an independent life within their home and community
  • Direct Support Professional Provided perfect care to clients diagnosed with mental retardation and psychological behaviors.
  • Direct Support Provider Provide direct support to adults that are experiencing intellectual and physical disabilities.
  • Provided direct support to adults with disabilities to advance their independence and productivity.
  • Direct Support Professionals advocate for individuals to be integrated into community life.
  • Direct Support Professional assist and support high function individuals in residence setting.
  • Direct Support Personnel- Provided the daily care of developmentally delayed adults.
  • Direct support to 6 individuals living independently within their own communities
  • Provided direct support care to developmentally disabled adults.
  • Provide direct support to individuals with cognitive disabilities.
  • Review submitted documentation from the Direct Support Professionals.
  • Direct Support Professional for (Individuals with Disability)
  • Direct support care for individuals with mental disabilities
  • Guide and monitor the work of the direct support professionals, assisting with training, scheduling and mentoring their professional development.
  • Direct Support Professionals work in a Group Home, Intermediate Care Facility (ICF Home), or Vocational Training Center.
  • Direct support professionals help to make the lives of those with disabilities easier by providing care, transportation, and companionship.
  • Direct Support Professional * Monitoring, training and programming activities for adults living with mental retardation in JFSA's residential facilities.

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4. Developmental Disabilities

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Here's how Developmental Disabilities is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Helped adolescents with developmental disabilities develop independent-living skills relating to social skills, communication, and academics in a residential setting.
  • Provide tailored, individualized support to adults with developmental disabilities who reside within group residence homes in the Greater Rochester community.
  • Work within a person-centered educational model to provide support, educational/training, and supervision of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Provided hands on support for adults with developmental disabilities for daily living skills, medication administration, and documentation of services.
  • House Lead Responsible for the development and operation of a residential facility serving individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities and mental illness.
  • Deliver timely, flexible and courteous personal, nutritional, medical, financial and social support to adults with developmental disabilities
  • Support young adults with developmental disabilities with transition to independent living through teaching and coordination of individually tailored program structure.
  • Supported adults with developmental disabilities in activities of daily life - Administered medications and escorted individuals to doctor's visits
  • Direct Support Professional: Assisted with providing programs and services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Direct Support Professional - Provided and assisted in directing effective community support services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Transport clients, complete and maintain accurate reports, provide residential and vocational services to adults with developmental disabilities
  • Provided direct patient care in a center-based day program for adults with developmental disabilities and server behavioral challenges
  • Experience managing staff in a group home setting providing services to eight individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities.
  • Teach individuals with Developmental Disabilities needed life skills through independence, individualization, integration, and productivity.
  • Provided direct care and medical support, training, supervision and advocacy for adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Assist consumers with developmental disabilities by facilitating and teaching daily living routines to maximize independence and wellness.
  • Assisted and monitored adults with behavioral, physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities within agency homes.
  • Will be responsible for providing compassionate care and assistance to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Empower and individually support adults with developmental disabilities to be respected members of their community.

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5. Meal Prep

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Here's how Meal Prep is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Provide Direct Care to residents with developmental disabilities and assist with medication bathing meal preparation and transportation in a group home setting
  • Provided elderly clients with developmental disabilities with daily personal care / medications /meal prep, feedings / community activities/ companionship.
  • Monitor individuals with disabilities, medication administration, documentation, meal prep, and hygiene assistance.
  • Administered medication to clients and assisted with meal preparation and personal activities.
  • Maintained daily operation of group home including meal preparation and housekeeping.
  • Completed meal preparations and guided meal consumption using adaptive eating utensils.
  • Monitored and assisted individuals with personal care and meal preparation.
  • Facilitated household management such as meal preparation and budgeting.
  • Administered medication and assisted with meal preparation for clients.
  • Assisted individuals with meal preparation.
  • Provide and/or supervise meal preparation.
  • Conduct interviews, organize activity schedule, conduct meal preparations and transport clients to various activities, events, and appointments.
  • Assist individuals with meal preparation, support individuals on medical appointments, provide assistance with living skills and creating life goals.
  • Help them with daily basic living skills, such as personal hygiene, meal preparation, cleaning, and money management.
  • Administered medication to residents assisted with meal prepping and daily hygiene also took residents to shop as well as school or workshop
  • Assist clients with intellectual disabilities with daily living including meal prep, hygiene, transporting, light house work, and documentation
  • Accompany and aide client as needed on daily tasks such as meal preparation, laundry, shopping and trips around town.
  • Provided direct care such as meal preparation, feeding bathing dressing, toileting, transportation and housekeeping to adults with disabilities.
  • Assist mentally challenged adults with hygiene's, meal preparation, medication, and getting to all medical related appointments.
  • Provided meal prep, transportation, and completed agency daily objectives to increase mental and physical abilities of clients serviced.

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6. Patient Care

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Here's how Patient Care is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Direct Support Professional* Administering clients' medications daily* Assisting with basic household tasks* Creating a positive environment while giving quality patient care
  • Provided in- home patient care and therapeutic supervision for developmentally disabled children and adults.
  • Work in fast-paced environment handling confidential paperwork, handling medication and providing quality patient care
  • Provided direct patient care to children/adolescent with severe mental health and behavioral disorders.
  • Provide in-home patient care to developmentally disabled individuals to ensure fulfilling lives.
  • Provide in home patient care to developmentally and physically disabled adults.
  • Provide in-house/day program patient care and assistance to the developmentally disabled.
  • Provide in-house patient care for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Provide indoor and outdoor patient care for level disability individuals.
  • Provided in-home patient care for developmentally disabled and geriatric clients.
  • Provided in-home patient care for individuals with obsessive compulsive disorders.
  • Provided high quality patient care in a rehabilitation center.
  • Provide in-home patient care for intellectually disabled individuals.
  • Provided patient care by supplying and emptying bedpans, applying dressings, and feeding patients that are unable to feed themselves.
  • Maintain records of patient care, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
  • Maintain records of patient care, prepare meals according to diet plan, provide transportation, assistance, and companionship.
  • Acted as patient advocate and implemented total patient care as part of a nursing team covering 9 patients per shift.
  • Direct and indirect patient care * Ability to administer, distribute, count, dispose of all narcotics, medication.
  • Provided patient care by assisting with dressing, help walking, and moving in - out of bed.
  • Maintain confidential records of patient care, condition, and progress to report and discuss observations with supervisor.

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7. Daily Living Activities

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Here's how Daily Living Activities is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Direct Service Provider Supported the daily living activities of adults with developmental disabilities; assisted with recreational activities and personal care.
  • Supervised residents with developmental disabled by assisting them with their daily living activities and implementing their Individual Program Plans.
  • Assist with daily living activities-Assist with personal care-Prepare meals-Provide supervision and guidance-Developed a safe and supportive relationship with individuals
  • Assisted individuals with disabilities implement strategies and accomplish daily living activities to support optimal levels of independence.
  • Assist individuals with intellectually disabilities with daily living activities, Help integrate individuals into their community,
  • Work with individuals with mental or physical disabilities and promote independence and assist in daily living activities
  • Monitor & Assist with daily living activities with adolescents in out of home/residential placement Administer Medication
  • Offered individual assistance and decision making opportunities to facilitate individuals in accomplishing daily living activities.
  • Assisted adults with developmental disabilities with their daily living activities according to their care plans
  • Assisted and supported individuals with developmental disabilities carryout daily living activities as written.
  • Assisted residents with maintaining their daily living activities and redirecting behaviors when needed.
  • Provided guidance for individuals with disabilities by assisting them with daily living activities
  • Provided assistance in completing daily living activities to people with developmental disabilities.
  • Assist with the daily living activities of the physically and developmentally disabled adults
  • Assisted individuals with developmental and physical disabilities with daily living activities.
  • Provided supervision of residents with developmental disabilities in daily living activities.
  • Direct support of daily living activities to individuals with disabilities.
  • Helped clients with developmental disabilities with adult daily living activities.
  • Helped Mentally & physically handicapped Adults perform daily living activities.
  • Assist individuals with intellectual disabilities with their daily living activities.

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8. CPR

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Here's how CPR is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Maintain proper certifications as outlined by company policy, including Medication administration, CPR/First aid, and Positive Behavior Supports.
  • Maintain certification in CPR/First Aid, Abuse/Neglect Prevention, Medication Administration, Crisis Prevention Intervention, and Behavior Management.
  • Passed Medication and assisted with any medical treatment plans, Accomplishments Successfully resuscitated an individual using CPR.
  • Prevented and managed aggressive behavior among clients and administered CPR in emergency intervention.
  • Maintained OIS certification and CPR/first aide certification.
  • Administered CPR in emergency interventions.
  • Obtain annual hours of training in Crisis Handling, CPR, First Aid, and general training pertaining to the business.
  • Cook and provide meals based on scheduled menus oversee storage and administration of medication Accomplishments Supervisor Skills Used Med and CPR certified
  • Managed client crises using trained safety techniques as well as CPR and First Aid techniques following company policy and procedures.
  • Completed Safety Driving, Water Safety, ProAct Training along with continued education annually regarding ProAct, CPR/First Aid.
  • Certified training in Abuse and Neglect, Consent/Guardianship, Team Building, Community Integration and CPR and First Aid.
  • Experience with a wide range of mental and physical disabilities, training in mental health and CPR certified.
  • Administer medications to clients, transport clients, CPR/First Aid certified, and trained on oxygen tank use.
  • Received CPR and Basic First Aid Cards, Level 1 Fingerprint Clearance Card, Client Intervention Training certificate.
  • Maintain current certification according to agency schedule for CPR, First Aid, and Managing People and Behaviors.
  • Attended all mandatory and voluntary health care classes in CPR, First Aid and Quality Assurance as scheduled.
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, and Medical training, qualified to issue medications to clients.
  • Finger print card, CPR and first aid training, article 9, prevention and support certifications.
  • Adhere to policies regarding safety, individual abuse and/or neglect, CPR, and aggressive behavior management.
  • Certified in CPR, PCM, and behavior assistant and in giving medication often help with housekeeping

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9. Administer Medications

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Here's how Administer Medications is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Administer medications according to physician's orders and document medication administration records to show medications are given each day.
  • Support individuals with daily living, Administer medications, Provide accurate documentation of individuals daily activities and behavior.
  • Assist with all caseload functions and ensure all client interactions are documented through data entry Administer medications accordingly.
  • Assist people with developmental disabilities with their Daily Living Activities; administer medications, and other community activities
  • Assist individuals with traumatic brain injuries and developmental disabilities with direct care, transportation, administer medications.
  • Provide direct care for individuals with disabilities * Administer medications as a Certified Registered MedicalAssistant (CRMA)
  • Demonstrate ability to administer medications and handle sensitive patient information in accordance to established guidelines.
  • Administer medications and document all related activities in accordance with related Medication Policies and Procedures.
  • Provide various support services for adults with intellectual disabilities as well as administer medications.
  • Administer medications per instruction and develop system to ensure individuals can continue regime independently.
  • Administer medications to residents following completion of the agency s Medication Administration Training Program.
  • Administer medications, transport on outings and document activities, behaviors and medication administration.
  • Provide direct care to individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as administer medications.
  • Administer medications and/or supervise self-administration of medications in accordance to health care plan.
  • Transport on community outings and volunteer work, prepare lunch and administer medications
  • Administer medications in a timely and efficient manner; Medication checks completed daily
  • Manage and administer medications to individuals that have a scheduled medication.
  • Administer medications and medical treatment according to agency policies and procedures.
  • Assist residents into bed Shower residents Document behaviors Catheter care Administer medications
  • Administer medications and follow physician's orders concerning medications and treatment.

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10. DSP

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Here's how DSP is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Achieved company Outstanding Performance award based on DSP code performance during successful demonstration, meeting FCC accuracy requirements.
  • Design and develop VHDL systems implementing advanced DSP in FPGA using mostly linear algebra for electromagnetic applications.
  • Developed and supported DSP embedded software for TruePosition's wireless location proprietary HW platform.
  • Performed Design Verification and debugging for FPGA/DSP/Digital/Analog.
  • Simulated and implemented various DSP modules, including the DSP portion of location processing, critical to generating an accurate location.
  • Designed MIMD/SIMD instruction set for a proprietary programmable high speed (200MHZ) DSP for real time TX/RX signal processing functions.
  • Worked on DSP Firmware bring-up and stability for Snapdragon 800, debugged and identified root cause and solved customers' issues.
  • Lead DSP for individuals in their home, cooking, shopping, driving, monthly reports, managed individuals bank accounts.
  • Direct Support Professional (DSP) ~ Provided direct care to adults with severe mental and physical disabilities with aggressive behaviors.
  • Worked as a DSP to assist individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities to become integrated and involved in their community.
  • Designed and implemented updates to DSP software architecture, providing capability for GSM location processing on the embedded DSP platform.
  • Designed different prototypes mainly in C/C++ software to debug and test all Iridium DSP software combining Motorola DSP software tools.
  • Promoted to DSP technical lead for project based on previous projects delivering high quality DSP code that exceeded company objectives.
  • Integrated and tested DSP code and ensured proper functionality during field trials, by identifying and correcting issues in performance.
  • Developed the design and implementation of the DSP portion of the location processing algorithms necessary for generating final location result.
  • Evangelized and established the design and compatibility program which enabled the group to deliver the leading TMS320C5x compatible DSP core.
  • Provided technical assistance in designing of TMS320C6203-based hardware and FPGA logic in SUPERDSP module of next-generation of GSM base stations.
  • Maintain open communication and cooperative work effort with Lead DSP and other staff to assure quality and continuity of support.
  • Developed and implemented the system using Windows PC as Host controller and selected DSP platform to process GSM locations.
  • Lead developer for an offline DSP processing platform used to emulate the processing of the deployed GSM location system.

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11. Medical Appointments

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Here's how Medical Appointments is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Assisted individuals with daily household tasks, personal cares, medication administration, community experiences, medical appointments and recreation activities.
  • Assist developmental disabled individuals with daily living, advocate for consumers on medical appointments, participate in community inclusion.
  • Attended medical appointments, supplying medical providers with necessary updates and forwarding recommended treatment to agency Nurse.
  • Transport and accompanies individuals on activities in the community in addition to medical appointments and family visits.
  • Maintained all medical documentation in accordance with OPWDD regulations and facilitated medical appointments for the individuals.
  • Provided transportation to individual medical appointments, community outings, and other appointments as necessary.
  • Transported consumers to medical appointments and completed accurate reporting of information to nursing staff.
  • Provided transportation to patients for day programs, medical appointments and community inclusions.
  • Trained to administer medication and escort individuals on medical appointments into the community.
  • Assisted adolescents on community life outings, medical appointments and other recreational activities.
  • Escorted and accompanied residents to medical appointments, recreational and social activities.
  • Administer medications, transport to medical appointments and carryout individual development goals.
  • Transported, and escorted individuals to medical appointments, and recreational activities.
  • Accompany students on community life outings, medical appointments and recreational activities.
  • Transport individuals to medical appointments and communicate needs to medical professionals.
  • Transported and supervised resident's to medical appointments and recreational events.
  • Provided transportation of clients to medical appointments while ensuring their safety.
  • Provided community integration through community outings and accompaniment to medical appointments.
  • Transported and accompanied individuals with severe mental disability to medical appointments.
  • Accompanied children to medical appointments and assisted providers care plan development.

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12. ADL

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Here's how ADL is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Supported 15 clients with disabilities to safety complete ADL s, facilitated person-centered intervention coordinated with client individual service plans.
  • Supported persons with intellectual disabilities toward independence in ADLS, as well as successful community integration and medication administration.
  • Assisted elderly patients in their homes with ADL's Monitored patients taking self-administered medications
  • Certified nursing assistant/medication administration Performed ADL s, medication administrations, etc.
  • Assisted Developmental Disabled individuals with ADL's
  • Provided levels of training and supports in the areas of ADL s, IADL s, community safety, money management.
  • Perform daily ADL'S, pass medications, monitor clients with severe behavior problems, cook meals, do laundry & etc
  • Assisted residents with ADL's including but not limited to: Changing, bathing, feeding medication reminders and grooming.
  • Administer medications, assist consumers in ADL's, and transport consumers into the community for activities and personal interactions.
  • Aided in the grooming, showering, ADL and ILS of clients; interacted with clients on a daily basis.
  • Helped consumers to develop activity of daily living skills (ADL), explore new interest, ideas and opportunities.
  • Maintained their home, accompanied to appointments, administered medications, worked with behaviors, helped with ADL's.
  • Supported residents with daily responsibilities around their home assisting with ADL S and influencing and teaching organizational skills.
  • Assist in the scheduling of all care appointments, laundry, shopping, and all other ADL's.
  • Teach activities of daily living - provide supervision, assistance, training, and monitoring in ADL skill.
  • Perform ADL duties for individuals such as bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming and preparing meals.
  • Provided transfer assistance, light housekeeping, meal preparations, ADL assistance, medical visits and companionship.
  • Monitor and give therapeutics support, assist with ADL's routine and other as designated by supervisor.
  • Developed and assisted residents' with social, life management, communication, and general ADL skills.
  • Assist With ADL s -Integrate MH/MR individuals into normalized environments -Assist with goals and goal planning daily.

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13. Student Learning

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Here's how Student Learning is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Worked with other teachers to resolve student learning weaknesses

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14. Special Needs

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Here's how Special Needs is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Created individualized summer programs for special needs clients; attended school individual education plans, court hearings and other multidisciplinary meetings.
  • Provided positive behavioral supports to adults with special needs, ensured successful outings, completed documentation daily.
  • Administered and documented the administration of physician-prescribed medications to special needs consumers.
  • Created a comfortable work/learning environment for individuals with special needs.
  • Developed a behavioral special needs specialized community workshop.
  • Encouraged community interactions for special needs individuals.
  • Administered medication to special needs individuals.
  • Clothe and feed special needs adults, clean house, help each individual try to live life to the fullest.
  • Provide extra assistance to clients with special needs, such as non-English-speaking students or those with physical and mental disabilities.
  • Offer assistance to individuals with special needs in their homes with cleaning, cooking, decision making when necessary.
  • Worked as a team to safely manage a special needs group home while maintaining confidentiality according to HIPPA laws.
  • Assist special needs individuals to reach their highest independence passing out medications taking them out in the community etc.
  • Assisted special needs consumers to meet program goals and recorded progress of goals, utilizing appropriate case management documents.
  • Encourage, support and advocate on behalf of individuals with special needs to become a part of their community.
  • Work on social skills & engaging in activities of daily living for individuals with special needs and provide supervision.
  • Assisted special needs individuals with everyday living such as grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, and personal hygiene.
  • Have an open heart and care for these individuals with special needs to enhance their quality of life.
  • Assist four handicapped gentlemen with special needs in activities of daily living and in leading a productive life.
  • Care for and provide structured environments for individuals with disabilities which include both special needs and behavioral needs.
  • Direct support and care for special needs students who are learning how to deal with adulthood after High Schools

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15. Crisis Intervention

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Here's how Crisis Intervention is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Provide direct care, support, counseling/crisis intervention services and recreational/socialization support to individuals with developmental and intellectual delays.
  • Trained in person-centered planning, Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention and assist with medication administration.
  • Provide companionship, emotional support, behavioral crisis intervention, and behavioral counseling to individuals.
  • Provide emergency counseling, crisis intervention and assistance to out of control individuals.
  • Managed, resolved and intervened with crisis intervention procedures and situations.
  • Provided crisis intervention, support and advocacy in a collaborative environment.
  • Assist residents in conflict resolution and provide crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Sustained in redirection and intervention with behavioral issues and crisis intervention
  • Demonstrate effective and skilled behavior management and crisis intervention techniques.
  • Handle emergency situations appropriately and utilize crisis interventions when necessary.
  • Respond to emergency situations and provide crisis intervention as needed.
  • Mediated medical and behavioral crisis intervention services as needed.
  • Implement crisis intervention strategies to sustain Customer satisfaction.
  • Perform and participate in crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Support individuals during crisis using non-violent crisis intervention.
  • Med certified, therapeutic crisis intervention certified.
  • Provided crisis intervention to consumers in distress.
  • Provided assistance with crisis intervention as needed.
  • Performed therapeutic and crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Conduct Therapeutic Crisis Intervention techniques when necessary.

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16. Everyday Needs

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Here's how Everyday Needs is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Cared for individuals with disabilities in an intermediate care facility, assisting with everyday needs.
  • Help with the everyday needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Support persons with intellectual disabilities in their everyday needs
  • Help disabled residents with everyday needs
  • Provided everyday needs to disabled individuals
  • Assist the people supported with everyday needs, such as eating, bath-rooming, showering, and other person hygiene needs.
  • Follow Meal time guide lines, safety guide lines, documenting on everyday needs, and skills the individuals completed.
  • Assist the individuals with everyday needs and work with them on there goals to help them be more independent.
  • Help with there everyday needs, give medication, take them on outings, work with behavior focus adults.
  • Assisted with everyday needs of the residents as well as help individuals to learn new ways of being independent.
  • Worked with individuals that had a physical or mental disability to help with their everyday needs and activities.
  • Help individuals with Intellectual disabilities with their everyday needs, as well as integrating them into the community.
  • Assisted them with their everyday needs, such as passing of medication, feeding, dressing & bathing.
  • Care Giving support with consumers, Administrate Medication, Cook, Clean, help clients with everyday needs
  • Help clients with everyday needs for example bathing, cooking, medication administration and lighthouse keeping.
  • Work with individuals on improving their life styles while also taking care of their everyday needs.
  • Assist my client to learn everyday needs and functions for the most Successful life possible.
  • Help people with developmental disabilities live a better life by assisting them with everyday needs.
  • Offer support with everyday needs for adults who have made the transition into independent living.
  • Assisted consumers with everyday needs such as bathing, cleaning, shopping and preparing meals.

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17. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Help provided a safe environment for forensic individuals.-Assisted individuals with community placement.-Assisted individuals with learning curriculum.
  • Provided services to individuals with developmental disabilities as an advocate to promote healthy safe environment.
  • Provide an emotionally and physically safe environment to promote a healthy lifestyle for these individuals.
  • Provide a safe environment by observing safety measures and by modeling appropriate responsible behavior.
  • Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities by ensuring a safe environment for growth and development.
  • Assisted cognitively impaired adults in performing activities of daily life in a safe environment.
  • Follow agency procedures to promote optimum safety practices to provide a safe environment.
  • Planned and implemented daily activities for individuals while maintaining a safe environment.
  • Diffused aggressive behaviors and continuously sought to establish a safe environment.
  • Maintained a safe environment with individuals with high-risk behaviors.
  • Provided transportation and safe environment for individuals with disabilities.
  • Assured a safe environment while encouraging independence.
  • Maintained a safe environment for the individuals served
  • Ensured that all individuals with special needs were given medical attention, food, and a safe environment to live in.
  • Perform other duties such as transporting clients, completing and maintaining accurate reports, and maintaining a clean and safe environment.
  • Prepare meals, upkeep of house and task at hand, and provide a warm and safe environment for assisted individuals.
  • Assist individual in completing household chores, and aiding individuals in skills required for daily living while ensuring a safe environment.
  • Inventory, making appointments for consumers, administering medication, making sure the consumers are safe and in a safe environment.
  • Completed all chart notes, deposits, and shift paperwork daily and maintained a loving and safe environment for our clients.
  • Provide counseling and intervention during periods of challenging behaviors to ensure a safe environment for people receiving support and for staff.

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18. Mental Health Services

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Here's how Mental Health Services is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Supported the child's/family participation in mental health services as designated by the multidisciplinary team.
  • Fostered consumer trust while delivering mental health services, community support and disability advocacy.
  • Provided mental health services, monitoring, and assessment to mental health clients living in multiple psychiatric residential home locations.
  • Provided mental health services to individuals with mental illness diagnosis.
  • Explained and interpreted mental health services to patients or others.
  • Coordinate mental health services and treatments for residents.

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19. Community Outings

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Here's how Community Outings is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Assist individuals with Developmental Disabilities with social, emotional and physical support within a large day program setting and community outings.
  • Direct care of adolescent with disabilities (dual conditioned Autism & Down Syndrome): Bath routine/Oral Hygiene/Dressing/Meal Preparation/Transport/Medicine administration/Community outings
  • Assist individuals with ADL's Assist individuals to appointments/ community outings Cooking/cleaning/laundry duties as assigned Administer medication Complete charting daily
  • Care for special needs individuals including behavior redirection, community outings, medication administration, and bathing needs.
  • Provide support with necessary materials to complete goals of mental and intellectual individuals engaging in social and community outings
  • Worked with individuals with developmental disabilities to improve in their activities of daily living and community outings.
  • Transported individuals to desired community outings, prepared meals and assisted with maintaining a clean environment.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and accompany individuals to scheduled appointments and community outings.
  • Provide supervision of clients during community outings, medical appointments, and recreational activities.
  • Transported individuals in personal and/or company vehicle for community outings or scheduled appointments.
  • Provide transportation for individuals to and from community outings/activities and scheduled appointments required.
  • Provide transportation and assistance to residents for shopping and other community outings.
  • Provide Transportation to individuals to and from doctors appointments and community outings.
  • Transport and/or accompany participants to appointments, community outings and family visits.
  • Plan and organize community outings according to their individualize support plan.
  • Accompanied residents of the facility on community outings and recreational activities.
  • Organized community outings to teach appropriate socialization and other life skills.
  • Care for individuals needs Cleaned individuals rooms Community outings with individuals
  • Organize and assist in community outings and in-home recreational activities.
  • Transport residents as needed to medical appointment and community outings.

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20. Recreational Activities

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Here's how Recreational Activities is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Facilitated participation in recreational activities.
  • Plan and coordinate recreational activities for individuals and are responsible for teaching, monitoring and implementing safety procedures for each individual.
  • Improved their lifestyle with positive redirection when individuals are faced with personal challenges and promoting physical fitness through outdoor recreational activities.
  • Plan and support clients in daily activities household chores recreational activities learning activities physical fitness activities and money management.
  • Provision of personal care, transportation, and organizing of recreational activities with meal preparation, and medication administration.
  • Supported individuals with developmental disabilities by promoting independence, working together towards goals, and engaging in recreational activities.
  • Assist participants in selecting recreational activities in which to participate and participates with the participant in these activities.
  • Organize and execute recreational activities to maintain individuals as valued and involved members of the community.
  • Assist residents with daily living skills, socialization, leisure and/or recreational activities including financial management.
  • Coordinate consumer's participation in leisure and recreational activities while providing relief to primary caregivers.
  • Scheduled and participated in recreational activities, and facilitated positive and progressive interactions with residents.
  • Coordinate and maintain individual client schedules for doctor appointments, also participation in recreational activities.
  • Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities with recreational activities as well as activities of daily living.
  • Managed daily schedules for disabled individuals not limited to appointments, and recreational activities.
  • Worked directly with residents on achieving individualized goals, assisted with planning recreational activities.
  • Provided counseling, life style skills and recreational activities geared toward community involvement.
  • Transport individuals to and from medical appointments and recreational activities via company vans.
  • Encourage individuals to participate in social, recreational activities or develop social relationships.
  • Organized and supervised recreational activities to promote physical, social and emotional development.
  • Transported and accompanied individuals in accessing their community for resources and recreational activities.

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21. Vital Signs

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Here's how Vital Signs is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Administered medications, monitored vital signs, and input/output records, faxed only necessary records.
  • Checked weight and vital signs, conducted physical therapy sessions and administered medication as required.
  • Assisted with administering medication of mandated dosage and took residents vital signs and pulse daily
  • Monitored vital signs and distributed medications under the direction of a registered nurse.
  • Monitored and recorded vital signs and administered and maintained medication records.
  • Monitored health of individuals including vital signs and passing medications.
  • Administered medication and performed vital signs to eleven individuals.
  • Administered medications to clients and monitored vital signs.
  • Administered medication when needed and obtaining vital signs.
  • Administered medications and recorded vital signs when required.
  • Provided medication administration assistance and obtained vital signs.
  • Performed health-care related tasks, such as monitoring vital signs and medication, under the direction of registered nurses and physiotherapists.
  • Record and maintain patient information, such as vital signs, eating habits, behavior, progress notes, and treatments.
  • Measure consumer's vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature, and breathing and heart rates throughout the day.
  • Maintained and monitored patient stability by checking vital signs and weight; testing urine; recording intake and output information.
  • Assist individuals with every day goals, baths, laundry, dishes, passing medications, vital signs, weights.
  • Assist patients with daily activities including oral care, bathing, positioning, vital signs and other duties as assigned.
  • Administer medications to patients, check vital signs, document behaviors, events, activities and goals of patient.
  • Observed and recorded individual care, symptoms, emotional and physical status including vital signs, intake and output.
  • Record vital signs, such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration rate, as directed.

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22. ISP

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Here's how ISP is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Complete ISP documentation, incident reporting and other necessary documentation in accordance with Northeast Policies and Procedures and funding Regulations.
  • Dispense medication to individuals with disabilities by distributing and administering medications according to the AMAP policy and procedures.
  • Dispensed medications at appropriate times and logged and recorded medications per governmental and company policies.
  • Assisted with ADL Skills for adults with disabilities Completed required daily documentation Dispensed medication as needed
  • Participate as an inter-disciplinary team member by attending ISP meetings and other appointments.
  • Dispensed medication and monitored residents for safety at all times.
  • Required to dispense accurate dosage of medication and properly document.
  • Dispensed and safeguarded medications in correspondence with the residential nurse.
  • Trained in medication passing; administration and disposal.
  • Dispensed medications and performed health related tasks.
  • Certified to dispense medications and computer documentation.
  • Dispense and monitor individuals with medications.
  • Dispensed medications and maintained medical log.
  • Dispense medications to individuals as required.
  • Disperse medication and maintain accurate documentation.
  • Dispensed medication and administered insulin injections.
  • Monitored and dispense variety of medications.
  • Dispensed medication to multiple individuals.
  • Dispense oral and topical medication.
  • Dispense and document medication distributions.

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23. Personal Goals

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Here's how Personal Goals is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities improve their self expression and personal goals; assisted with activity planning & banking.
  • Work in a residential setting with individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve personal goals both recreational and work related.
  • Assist individuals with achieving personal goals, overcome barriers, and support individuals in participating in community activities.
  • Assisted in-home consumers with achieving personal goals and developing living skills and behavior skills
  • Assist individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities to assure that personal goals are met
  • Assisted individuals to exceed personal goals by providing structure and emotional support.
  • Implement functional in-service activities to assist individuals with exceeding their personal goals.
  • Supported children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities to obtain personal goals.
  • Accompany individuals while participating in community events and personal goals.
  • Promoted daily independence by helping individuals achieve personal goals.
  • Assisted individuals achieve and exceed his/her personal goals
  • Assisted individuals with achieving personal goals.
  • Supported individuals in achieving personal goals.
  • Promote individuals to accomplish personal goals.
  • Assisted consumers with achieving personal goals as well as providing interaction and choices for activities that support independence in daily living.
  • Assist adults with a wide range of disabilities in achieving their personal goals while assisting consumers in achieving their full independence.
  • Help house residents meet daily personal goals such as eating, bathing, using the restroom, doing house chores etc.
  • Focused on caring for clients as individuals, aggressively supporting them to achieve their personal goals and to pursue their passions.
  • Support, coach, and encourage individual's personal goals, self-determination, and independence through every-day and special activities.
  • Assist the supported individuals (clients) on achieving their self-identified personal goals by creating appropriate activities for the client.

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24. Daily Life

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Here's how Daily Life is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Direct over sight of 2 adult individuals including all daily life skills medication administration well being assessments documentation and transportation
  • Assisted individuals with physical, psychological and/or intellectual disabilities perform activities of daily life.
  • Assist individuals with developmental, physical and mental disabilities with daily lifestyle functions.
  • Provided total care in managing daily life for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Direct Support Professional -Helping those with disabilities In daily life activities -Administering medication
  • Assisted developmentally disabled adults and children in daily life activities.
  • Empower individual with disabilities through assisting with daily life activities.
  • Facilitated individuals to gain independence in daily life activities.
  • Assisted mentally and physically disabled individuals with daily life.
  • Assisted developmentally disabled individuals with daily life skills.
  • Supervised individuals with their Activities of Daily Life
  • Teach developmentally disabled individuals daily life skills.
  • Worked with my client to teach her how to implement healthy choices into her daily life, through cooking and exercise.
  • Maintain daily documentation of the welfare of recipients to ensure their daily lifestyle is in compliance with their Individual Support Plan.
  • Care and support for individuals, transportation, record management, maintenance and well being with daily life activities and needs.
  • Assisted with daily life skills such as motor and communication skills, proper health and hygiene, and work ethics.
  • Modeled and/or assisted with daily life skill functions including meal preparation, proper hygiene, housekeeping and banking as needed.
  • Assist individuals with daily life skills:* Cook Meals*Assist individuals to clean* Assist on outings in the community*Assist with finances
  • Assist with dinner prep IHP goals and daily documentation transport clients to community events, help improve daily life skills.
  • Oversee every part of their daily life including but not limited to financial, medical, and social support.

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25. Support Plans

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Here's how Support Plans is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Participated in developing and implementing individualized support plans
  • Implemented the appropriate documentations for individual treatment plans, individual support plans and behavioral management in compliance with all licensing agencies.
  • Documented and tracked all behavioral information for each resident and developed behavioral support plans to ensure the safety of each resident.
  • Provide direct support to individuals with intellectual disabilities and assisting in the development and implementation of all support plans.
  • Specialize in working with mentally and physically disabled with multiple targeted behaviors outlined in their behavior support plans.
  • Implemented and followed behavior support plans written by a qualified behavior specialist and approved by the consulting psychologist.
  • Help individuals with intellectual disabilities in a home environment to gain independence based on their individual support plans.
  • Assisted in the planning and implementation of Behavior Support Plans and/or other developmental programs for assigned individuals.
  • Implement daily training programs including physical management, nutritional management, and behavior support plans.
  • Encouraged the independence of juveniles by following and implementing Individualized support plans and related procedures.
  • Skilled in developing and assisting in implementation of client support plans and documentation procedures.
  • Follow behavior support plans for individuals and provide necessary documentation/ recommendations for future outcomes.
  • Assisted developmentally disabled adults with activities of daily living and meeting behavioral support plans.
  • Ensured the safety and welfare of handicapped individuals by following personalized support plans.
  • Monitor and coordinate consumer interactions while offering guided care through Individual Support plans.
  • Develop, implement and review individual support plans for individuals with disabilities.
  • Participated in team efforts to review support plans and evaluate implementation strategies.
  • Participated in the development, supervision and implementation of personalized support plans.
  • Trained to implement individuals behavioral support plans and record target behavior data.
  • Provided nutritional meals for the residence and documented case files/individual support plans.

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26. Community Integration

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Here's how Community Integration is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Participated with integrating the consumers in social and leisure activities to include community integration, agency sponsored activities and family visits.
  • Assist children diagnosed with Autism and mental retardation in activities of daily living, community integration and appropriate behavior modification.
  • Followed levels of supervision for general community integration, family visits, medical appointments, counseling and others as needed.
  • Provide direct care to individuals that are intellectually challenged, provide community integration daily and document and implement all outcomes.
  • Provided overall support to developmentally and physically disabled adults and seniors through teaching skills that fostered independence and community integration.
  • Provide direct care to individuals with psychiatric and mental retardation population in a residential setting followed with community integration.
  • Assist with grocery shopping, meal preparation, cleaning, transportation to appointments, community integration and medication administration.
  • Delivered quality service to individuals with disabilities to help them live independently, assisted with medication and community integration.
  • Assist developmentally delayed adults in activities of daily living, behavior management, community integration, and advocacy.
  • Provided assistance with basic living and social skills to prepare and assists individuals in community integration and inclusion.
  • Practice community integration skills with individual residents to promote independence, social skills, and personal safety.
  • Prepared menus to meet individual nutritional needs; provided transportation to day program and community integration activities.
  • Engaged the individuals in active treatment and full community integration, including engagement in all religious activities.
  • Staff supported individual with transportation and visual supervision during community integration and other needs they may have.
  • Assist individuals with their personal care regimen, Housekeeping responsibilities, Accompany individuals on community integration outings.
  • Interpret and implement treatment plans, incorporate opportunities for community integration, enhance self-advocacy and promote individualization.
  • Assisted individuals in arranging outings, making purchases, and providing opportunities for community integration and inclusion.
  • Teach daily living skills to consumers and community integration to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
  • Provide assistance to adults with mental disabilities in the areas of vocational development and community integration.
  • Aided adults with intellectual disabilities with personal choice, community integration, all while promoting independence.

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27. Daily Tasks

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Here's how Daily Tasks is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Demonstrated leadership and team member skills to effectively and efficiently perform daily tasks to successfully complete daily schedules.
  • Analyzed and recorded data for behavioral management, daily tasks and individual requirements.
  • Assist developmentally and intellectually impaired individuals with their daily tasks.
  • Helped residents with daily tasks- Supervised activities- Dispensed medications- Cleaning
  • Assisted adults with developmental disabilities perform daily tasks.
  • Help individuals with intellectual disabilities perform daily tasks.
  • Helped residents with daily tasks- Supervised daily activities
  • Document all daily tasks individuals perform
  • Assisted client's with routine daily tasks as well as accompanied them in the community to do activities of their choice.
  • Helped individuals who were mentally handicapped, with severe behavioral issues, take care of themselves in daily tasks of living.
  • Assist clients with intellectual disabilities with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and driving to desired locations and more.
  • Provide in home care to residents of the company, help facilitate daily tasks and outings, along with versions medical needs
  • Perform daily tasks and assist client in daily tasks such as house hold cleanliness and hygiene to promote client independence.
  • Assist clients in daily tasks such as bathing, eating, and getting around Maintain their living environment Give clients medicine
  • Assist the individuals with activities of daily living perform daily tasks and also prepare individuals meal according to diet plan.
  • Cared for Developmentally Disabled Adults, helping with daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, bathing, and eating.
  • Passed medications, as well as assisted in daily tasks such as bathing, cooking, cleaning, etc.
  • Care for and help kids with disabilities through daily tasks such as hygiene, community involvement and other activities.
  • Assist with meals at the respectable times and take full responsibility in assisting the clients accomplish their daily tasks.
  • Support worker to individuals with mental and physical disabilities who are unable to complete daily tasks on their own.

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28. Daily Needs

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Here's how Daily Needs is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Home visits to developmentally challenged persons- Helped with daily needs like laundry and house cleaning- Administer medicine and transported to appointments
  • Direct Support Personal- Passing medications- Assisting individuals with special needs with their daily needs- Transporting individuals to and from appointments
  • Managed the daily needs of developmentally disabled individuals, activity planning, transportation to and from activities.
  • Help individuals with developmental disabilities with daily needs.
  • Assisted with daily needs and Medication administration.
  • Assisted individuals with their daily needs and routines Record logs for each individual Take them on outings Help them become more independent
  • Direct Support Professional, Guiding Light Home For Boys Provided assistance in daily needs of adolescence with mild to moderate disabilities.
  • Direct care, and support of residents with daily needs such as, bathing, feeding, dressing, and activities.
  • Assisted clients with meeting their daily needs such as personal hygiene, meeting treatment plan goals, and developing social skills.
  • Give medication at appropriate times, cook meals for participants, clean up around homes and help participants with daily needs.
  • File and prepare documents, provided and assisted care to patients in their daily needs, accompanied patients to doctors visits.
  • Attend to the daily needs of consumers on an individual basis and teach socialization skills and activities of daily living.
  • Support individual with daily needs and assisting the individual to become integrated into his/her community or the least their environment.
  • Assist with daily needs, Assist with daily hygiene, passed medications, Assisted individuals on daily outings in the community
  • Cared for daily needs of severe and profound level physically and mentally challenged individuals in a group home setting.
  • Assisted residents with daily needs, cooking, cleaning, bathing, dressing, toileting, laundry, etc.
  • Assist Individuals with daily needs, housekeeping, cooking, take individuals into the community along with doctors appointments.
  • Work with 6 individuals with developmental disabilities in a group home setting and help them with their daily needs.
  • Assist consumers with basic daily needs such as personal hygiene, preparing meals, doing laundry, administering medication.
  • Attend to the daily needs of consumers on an individual basis as well as foster increased independence and self-determination.

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29. Daily Goals

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Here's how Daily Goals is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Direct Support Professional- Help individuals with developmental disabilities work on daily goals in the community setting.
  • Work with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities on attaining independence while completing daily goals.
  • Facilitated daily goals of developmentally disabled children and adults.
  • Provide personal care support to adults with Intellectual and/or developmental disabilities such as feeding, toileting, and completing daily goals.
  • Plan daily activities to help residents work on there daily goals, assist with meal prep, grooming and other activities.
  • Assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to engage in activities that help reach their daily goals and enjoy daily activities.
  • Helped persons with disabilities achieve daily goals and cleaned their houses and cooked for them if they wasn't able to.
  • Job description was to assist in achieving daily goals, toileting, cleaning, ambulation, cooking, and sometimes transportation.
  • Administer medication, assist in dress, assist in preparing meals, assist in daily goals and provide care for resident's
  • Assist in daily goals and chores including speech, technology use, meal prep, personal hygiene, etc.
  • Aided with daily goals deemed beneficial to the growth of each client as ordered by the individual s clinician.
  • Provide guidance and coordinate weekend schedules to assist clients with achieving daily goals designed to develop independence and self-reliance.
  • Assisted individuals with disabilities to complete personal care, meal prep, and helped with meeting daily goals.
  • Take care of the individuals, take them out in community, and work on their daily goals.
  • Assisted clients with daily goals, such as; tooth brushing, laundry, bed making and bathing.
  • Worked with a team to assist consumers with meeting daily goals to overcome physical and behavioral challenges.
  • Direct Support Professional -Help consumers with feeding and bathroom needs -Work with consumers to meet their daily goals
  • Helped clients with daily living skills, worked at the day training program teaching clients daily goals.
  • Direct Support Provider* Work with clients on their daily goals* Assist with client tasks as needed* Provide medication
  • Provide support in administering medications, going on outings in the community and reaching daily goals.

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30. Health Care

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Here's how Health Care is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with the agencies and organizations interested in public health care.
  • General health care: overseeing medication and prescriptions usage, appointment reminders and administering medicine.
  • Provide on site direct behavioral health care support to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Work collaboratively with health care professionals having knowledge of each resident medical record.
  • Provide health care services for elderly and individuals with intellectual disabilities.
  • Communicated actively with Primary Care Physician and Health Care Coordinator.
  • Provided home health care for mentally and physically challenged individuals.
  • Implemented health care services to intellectually and developmentally disabled consumers.
  • Provided home health care to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Certified medication administrator in a health care setting.
  • Monitor individual activities to assure safety and health care practices are observed and that abuse and or neglect doesn't occur.
  • Provide excellent home health care Aiding clients with task that may be difficult for them to complete Instilling self-motivation with each client
  • Observe and document signs and symptoms of illness, locate relevant health care information and medical histories of all individuals supported.
  • Provide assistance with household tasks, personal care and, with permission from the doctor, certain health care procedures.
  • Work with clinical staff to ensure personal hygiene, daily living, medical and health care assistance goals are met.
  • Assist and monitor individuals with developing daily living skills by identifying with meeting social, environmental and health care needs.
  • Experience in, medical terminology, scheduling and attending medical and mental health care appointments, and keeping detailed documentation,
  • Consult with multidisciplinary team members and other health care professionals to provide the best possible quality care for individuals.
  • Communicate with their Employers, Families, Case workers, Health Care Professionals, Management, and other Co-workers.
  • Worked with family health care providers, therapists and social workers to ensure all necessary client needs were met.

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31. Treatment Plans

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Here's how Treatment Plans is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Worked with a developmentally disabled male sex offender population, implementing treatment plans, documentation, promoting non-stigma and personal growth.
  • Preformed intake assessment and developed individual treatment plans, encouraging independence and active involvement from clients in goal setting decisions.
  • Assist in development of individualized treatment plans, Record daily behavior documentation, implement behavior management and emotional regulation strategies
  • Maintain daily documentation and records to facilitate progress towards established behavioral and social goals outlined in individual treatment plans.
  • Direct Support Professional Dispense and administer medications to individuals Assisting individuals with day-to-day activities Following and documenting individual treatment plans
  • Participated in developing a system of staff communication that ensured proper implementation of treatment plans and comprehensive patient care.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting individuals and families to appropriate resources.
  • Developed and implemented individual treatment plans for residents; assisted residents with developing and following a schedule.
  • Communicated pertinent information with families, supervisors, co-workers and other professionals involved in outlined treatment plans.
  • Direct Support Professional-Develop and implement individual treatment plans-Companionship for special needs people-Transport patients to various activities.
  • Complete accurate documentation and reports and attend weekly team meetings to develop behavioral treatment plans.
  • Collaborated with health service professionals for development of treatment plans for emotionally disturbed adolescents.
  • Provide person-center for individuals with intellectual disabilities according to their treatment plans.
  • Develop and implement behavioral management care and individual treatment plans.
  • Create Individualized Treatment plans with Program Director and Service Coordinators.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans for day program participants.
  • Implement individual treatment plans goals and objectives and document accordingly.
  • Participated in the development and implementing individual treatment plans.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans for residents.
  • Implemented behavioral assessments and treatment plans.

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32. Community Activities

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Here's how Community Activities is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Facilitate community involvement by accompanying individuals on outings in the community or providing transportation to work and other community activities.
  • Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities, helping the individual to become integrated into his/her community activities and daily routine.
  • Provided opportunities for the individuals to participate in community activities and promoted the development of personal and spiritual relationships.
  • Aided with promoting positive and respectful relations with consumers, families and representatives in social and community activities.
  • Maintain professional services while transporting individuals to medical appointments, day programs, and community activities.
  • Assist developmentally disabled adults with independent living, daily activities, community activities, financial responsibilities.
  • Assisted with administration of medication, medical appointments, and community activities and completing progress reports.
  • Assisted with and encouraged any physical and mental exercises and engaged clients in community activities.
  • Plan and coordinate center-based and community activities for individuals with various mental or physical disabilities.
  • Direct Support Professional * Created a monthly recreation calendar and linked individuals to community activities.
  • Help integrate individuals into community by including them in community activities and events * CRMA Certified
  • Encourage and assist client with participation in community activities and establishing relationships with peers.
  • Supported clients with maintaining high levels of independence over their participation in community activities.
  • Conducted small group and individual group and community activities based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Provided support to consumers in community activities such as grocery shopping and money management.
  • Organized community activities to enable community involvement and ensure high quality living conditions.
  • Aided individuals in community activities and assisted with planning recreational activities for individuals.
  • Encourage individual to participate in community activities and teach appropriate interaction with others.
  • Maintain daily log activities of transportation for community activities, and personal appointments.
  • Staff also provided transportation for those with developmental disabilities to community activities.

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33. Household Chores

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Here's how Household Chores is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Assisted individuals in performing and completing daily personal hygiene and daily household chores.
  • Supervised individuals with recreational activities, household chores, and community events.
  • Assisted patients with everyday personal hygiene and household chores, administered medications.
  • Perform household chores, record and document medications administered.
  • Assisted clients in all areas of daily living including household chores, meal prep, money management, showering, and toileting
  • Facilitated individuals and other Direct Support Professionals with performing household chores such as sweeping/mopping, meal preparation, laundry, dishes.
  • Assist with daily household chores, laundry, administer medications, transport to medical appointments, and redirect individuals when needed.
  • Cared for patients in their home, from bathing, grooming to making meals and doing household chores, etc.
  • Pass medication, provide transportation, encourage independence, encourage community involvement, prepare meals, complete all household chores.
  • Help them achieve goals they have in there ISP, also some household chores and assistants with bathing and grooming.
  • Care included medication distribution and charting, meal preparation, bathing, dressing, toileting, transfers and household chores.
  • Assist customers with daily life activities including personal care, household chores, shopping, and recreational and social activities.
  • Helped mentally and disable adults live as normal as possible, assisted with household chores, going on one on ones
  • Completed a number of household chores for clients, including meal preparation, cleaning and morning and bedtime routines.
  • Helped in homes of disabled persons, laundry and household chores, assisted in transport from job to home.
  • Assist those with special needs daily with everyday household chores such as cleaning, cooking, showering, etc.
  • Assisted with all daily living skills, budgeting, banking, errands, meal preparations and household chores.
  • Guide clients in decision making, household chores, activity planning, life skills, and social interactions.
  • Assist individuals in performing daily living skills, including but not limited to room cleaning and household chores.
  • Assist residents in completing household chores, shopping, personal medical care, and participating in social settings.

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34. Everyday Life

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Here's how Everyday Life is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Worked directly with people with physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities an assisted them with everyday life.
  • Assisted and mentored individuals who had intellectual and developmental disabilities with activities of everyday life.
  • Helped developmentally/physically disabled individuals learn to read, write and the basics of everyday life.
  • Help individuals with developmental disabilities learn everyday life skills and social behaviors.
  • Direct Support Professional* Assist adults with developmental disabilities with everyday life skills.
  • Assisted 10-12 individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities with everyday life skills.
  • Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities with everyday lifestyle in their home setting.
  • Direct Support Professional -Assisted adults with disabilities in their everyday life.
  • Provided direct support to individuals with disabilities in there everyday life.
  • Assist clients with intellectual disabilities with everyday life duties and responsibilities.
  • Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities function successfully in everyday life.
  • Helped physical and mental disability people with everyday life.
  • Assisted mentally and intellectually disabled with everyday life obstacles.
  • Aided individuals with developmental disabilities in everyday life activities.
  • Assisted mentally handicapped individuals with activities of everyday life.
  • Assisted individuals with disabilities in living their everyday life.
  • Assisted developmentally delayed adults with everyday life skills.
  • Help handicap become more independent in everyday life
  • Helped people with disabilities live everyday life
  • Assist autistic individual in their everyday life

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35. Emotional Support

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Here's how Emotional Support is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Documented success in rehabilitating patients with physical and emotional disabilities by providing them with both physical and emotional support and understanding.
  • Direct care ranging from elderly basic needs to minors with intellectual restrictions needing medical care and emotional support/redirecting.
  • Provided emotional support, physical support and monitoring for persons with developmental disabilities and/or other related disorders.
  • Provide appropriate levels of supervision, physical and emotional support for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
  • Cooked, cleaned, and provided emotional support and encouragement for individuals with mental disabilities.
  • Assisted with banking becoming team leader of assigned house and provided emotional support to residents
  • Assist adult individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities in being self-sufficient-Provide structure and emotional support-Light housekeeping
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with traumatic brain injuries/mental disabilities.
  • Provided behavioral and emotional support and supervision for adults with mental disabilities.
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with Dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Provide physical and emotional supports to individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities.
  • Listened and provided emotional support and encouragement to special needs clients patients.
  • Provide emotional support, medication administration, and behavioral support counseling.
  • Provided behavioral/emotional support and supervision for those with mental disabilities.
  • Administer medication Provide emotional support Complete daily chore lists Complete paperwork
  • Provide professional emotional support to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Provide companionship and emotional support to each individual served.
  • Provide emotional support and counseling to individuals when needed.
  • Provided emotional support and conflict mediation as needed.
  • Provided patients and families with overall emotional support.

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36. Active Treatment

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Here's how Active Treatment is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Provide clients with active treatment- Facilitate learning opportunities- Assist in completing activities of daily living- Provide clients with activities to promote self-sufficiency
  • Provide active treatment, assist clients in completing daily goals, medication administration, attend physician/psychological appointments with clients.
  • Participated in delivering therapeutic and individualized training per the individual's active treatment program and documented their progress.
  • Engaged individual in active treatment, assisting with daily living activities, completing required documentation.
  • Provide support and assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities through personal care and active treatment.
  • Interact with the individuals therapeutically and participate in individualized training and/or active treatment programs.
  • Assisted individuals is acquiring and maintaining independence through formal programs and active treatment.
  • Provided active treatment to individuals with various disabilities in a residential group home setting
  • Assist individuals with mental retardation problems on bathing changing active treatment
  • Direct provision of active treatment to individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Provide active treatment to residents with developmental and physical disabilities.
  • Provide active treatment and incidental teaching to program participants.
  • Develop and implement activity schedules and/or active treatment plans.
  • Provided active treatment services to individuals where required.
  • Assisted individuals with active treatment and restorative programs.
  • Provided active treatment for different intelligence levels.
  • Assist medically fragile individual with active treatment.
  • Promoted active treatment and individuality.
  • Assist IDD consumers with personal care, household tasks, and shopping while engaging in active treatment designed to increase independence.
  • Promote independent living by participating in active treatment, formal and informal learning techniques, day to day with persons served.

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37. Residential Setting

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Here's how Residential Setting is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Provide intensive supervision and therapeutic services to youth with disruptive behavior, mental health and intellectual disabilities in a residential setting.
  • Provided direct care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a day program setting as well as residential setting.
  • Direct Support Professional - Utilized a person-centered approach to support individuals with developmental disabilities in a residential setting.
  • Provide safety awareness to increase self-preservation skills and document and report any safety hazards in the residential setting.
  • Direct Support Professional in a sponsored placement residential setting for individuals with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities.
  • Worked in a residential setting assisting consumers in becoming self-sufficient, self-advocating, self-driven, self-actualized individuals.
  • Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities to attain the skills to live independently in a residential setting.
  • Experience working with persons with developmental and/or physical disabilities in a residential setting and day program.
  • Provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities in a residential setting in areas of daily living.
  • Provided assistance with activities of daily living to adults with developmental disabilities in a residential setting
  • Teach, supervise and monitor individuals with developmental or other disabilities in a residential setting.
  • Cared for mentally and physically disabled individuals in a residential setting and in a day program
  • Provide care in a residential setting to individuals who have mental illness and physical disabilities
  • Provided support and assistance to individuals with developmental disabilities in a licensed residential setting.
  • Provided care to individuals in residential settings as a Relief Direct Support Professional.
  • Worked in a residential setting and assisted adult individuals to become more independent.
  • Provide services to children and adolescents with developmental disabilities in a residential setting.
  • Assist persons with developmental disabilities with daily living activities in a residential setting.
  • 12/2014-PresentProvided protective oversight to individuals with developmental disabilities, in a residential setting.
  • Provide direct care for adults with developmental disabilities in a residential setting.

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38. Daily Routines

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Here's how Daily Routines is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Performed and directed necessary daily routines for residents, including behavioral therapy protocols, hygiene, nutrition, and entertainment.
  • Assisted developmentally disabled individuals with their daily routines, transportation to and from appointments and budgeting.
  • Direct Support Professional* Assisted individuals with developmental disabilities with daily routines and scheduled activities.
  • Support intellectual disability individuals in there daily routines answering phone calls setting up Dr appointments
  • Scheduled and escorted patients on medical appointments, recreational activities and daily routines.
  • Document on Individual's daily routines and all additional daily achievement documentation.
  • Coordinated multiple daily routines of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Provided mentoring for individuals with developmental disabilities in daily routines.
  • Monitored behavior of residents in daily routines and activities.
  • Provided assistance to individuals in completing daily routines.
  • Supervised consumers in their daily routines and responsibilities.
  • Encouraged personal safety, modeled appropriate behaviors, and supported in completing daily routines, as well as teaching life skills.
  • Instructed, supervised, and assisted clients with activities of daily living through daily routines with scheduled work stations and programs.
  • Instructed, supervised and assisted residents with activities of daily living through daily routines and carry out scheduled activities and programs.
  • Help clients who need it in daily routines consisting of showers, brushing their teeth, physical therapy and so on.
  • Trained new staff on daily routines and programs, medical and behavioral needs, and use of lifts and respiratory equipment.
  • Assisted and supervised adults with various developmental and physical disabilities living in a supportive group home with their daily routines.
  • Provide them with skills that help their daily routines, as well as build relationships with others in the community.
  • Take them out into the community, Encourage them to be healthy and remind them of daily routines and grooming.
  • Support the individuals with personal care and daily routines, and in achieving the outcome from the individual support plan.

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39. Incident Reports

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Here's how Incident Reports is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Complete daily record keeping and documentation including monthly progress reports, incident reports, attendance/time sheets, evaluations/assessments and production reports.
  • Maintained communication with team members from other agencies while generating incident reports and monthly documentation as necessary.
  • Completed daily logs, staff notes, medication administration documentation, incident reports and financial transactions.
  • Collect data and completing appropriate paperwork for incident reports, program records and medication administration.
  • Completed daily logs, notes, medication administration documentation & incident reports.
  • Maintain accurate documentation through program notes, behavior/medication tracking and incident reports.
  • Maintained accurate records regarding client assessments and incident reports.
  • Complete incident/accident and behavior incident reports accurately and promptly.
  • Processed mandated paperwork and followed-up on incident reports.
  • Filled out incident reports whenever necessary.
  • Recorded and archived incident reports.
  • Job title also requires the mandatory use of nightly, weekly, and monthly documentation of any and all incident reports.
  • Review the status and progress of each resident by documenting pertinent information including incident reports and transportation log for each tenant.
  • Completed all required clinical documentation including progress notes, incident reports, and data tracking in the Individual Service Plan Database.
  • Filled out incident reports for upper management, if patients became choked, had seizure, or were injured.
  • Detailed incident reports may also be recorded in the case of an unwanted behavior or injury within program hours.
  • Complete paperwork as assigned including documentation(e.g, incident reports, outcomes, transitions, log entries).
  • Developed, maintained and reviewed case notes, treatment plan, incident reports, and scheduling of activities.
  • Maintain and submit all necessary documentation behavior sheets, incident reports, personal assistance sheet, medication records.
  • Maintain records of patients care, condition, progress, problems, and filed incident reports when needed.

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40. CPI

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Here's how CPI is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Required certifications: Crisis prevention intervention CPI, Professional crisis management.
  • Maintain core training certifications including CPR/FA, OSHA, CPI, Driver Safety, and MAP, other duties as assigned
  • Earned certifications in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and Crisis Prevention (CPI).
  • Trained in CPR, Heimlich, CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention), 15 passenger vans/wheelchair vans.
  • Trained in deescalating behaviors, CPI, and many other State regulations for Peak Community Services.
  • Trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI).
  • Assist with medication and doctor appointments, redirect behaviors and CPI intervention when needed.
  • Trained in First Aide, CPR, CPI(nonviolent crisis intervention).
  • Certified in: CPR/First Aid, Med Administration, CPI and PCM techniques.
  • Maintain core training certifications including CPR/FA, OSHA, CPI, and MAP.
  • Certified in CPR, Med passing certificate 1, CPI and PIA training.
  • Managed to attend workshops and complete CPR And CPI certification training; annually.
  • Certified in CPI and knowledge of State and Government laws including HIPPA.
  • Received Nonviolent Crisis Prevention - CPI certification through this industry as well.
  • Certified in Group Home Curriculum Training Certified in CPI Certified in CPR
  • Certified in CPR, CPI, First-Aid and Medication Administration.
  • Administered medication & Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certified.
  • Applied ABA techniques, CPI and held music therapy weekly.
  • Experienced in CPI (crisis prevention intervention) and CPR.
  • Certified med passer, Cpr&Cpi Certified.

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41. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Record daily case notes, data entry duties, and communicate residential behavioral/emotional concerns with medical and residential staff.
  • Passed medications*Helped young adults with mental disabilities*Listened to problems and concerns*Handled clients' needs and behaviors*Light housekeeping*Data entry
  • Performed administrative duties such as data entry and correspondence filing.
  • Distribute medication and complete data entry.
  • Assisted Case Managers with administrative duties such as copy, data entry, filing, updating documentation and special projects.
  • Trained employees for skilled positions in customer service, data entry, floral design, delivery, and record keeping.
  • Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.- Data entry
  • Provided 1:1 ABA therapy in client's homes, which included data collection, data entry and graphing.
  • Track behavioral, activities, medications, and data entry (daily, monthly, and yearly).
  • Skilled in medical billing and medical data entry, OSHA standards, inserting and operating tube feeds.
  • Assist with activities of daily living, light housekeeping, pass medication, data entry, transport
  • Answered phones, data entry, filed, composed and responded to emails and photocopied documents.
  • Perform data entry, scheduling, create reports, document control and use of phone system.
  • Carry out data entry, intensive case management, plan development and employment advocacy services.
  • Completed daily data entry tasks in accounting program to ensure proper billing for program participants.
  • Operated the business software, data entry billing, accounting, and sales records.
  • Inventory check, typing, data entry, and payroll for high functional clients.
  • Helped to write and followed ISP data, distribution of medication and data entry.
  • Attended monthly safety and health meetings Performed daily administrative tasks and strong data entry duties
  • Perform SAP data entry for raw materials weighed in batch record bill of materials.

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42. Community Outreach

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Here's how Community Outreach is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Assisted clients in developing and implementing individual skill building activities and community outreach.
  • Conduct community outreach and establish effective service networking relationships and strategies.
  • Facilitate and implement Individual Service Plans and community outreach events.
  • Provided employment support through job-coaching and community outreach.
  • Participated in community outreach and volunteer programs to assist the individuals in becoming an active part of the community.
  • Partnered with various local community outreach programs such as Boys and Girls Club to promote education and awareness.
  • Acquire grants, donations, and contracts to expand curriculum offerings through community outreach.
  • Encouraged client to meet community outreach goals.
  • Assisted daily support and community outreach.
  • Render case management Conduct community outreach.

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43. Blood Pressure

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Here's how Blood Pressure is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Take and record patients vitals to include height, weight, blood pressure, temperature as required for each individual patient.
  • Administer clients medications, check blood pressure, document any and all concerns, document on clients daily activities and goals.
  • Check blood pressure and take individuals to appointments and on outings to enjoy the outdoors as well as bond with staff.
  • Provided support by distributing prescribed medication, monitoring blood pressure and weight, prepare meals and assist client with hygiene.
  • Administered medications and performed general medical duties such as checking vitals; temperatures and blood pressure and giving breathing treatments.
  • Direct Support Professional * Routinely check blood pressure, pulse, temperature, insulin and oxygen levels for patient.
  • Check patients pulse, temperature, blood pressure, blood glucose levels, respiration's, and dietary restrictions.
  • Provided basic health care such as administering medications, taking temperature, blood pressure and applied simple dressings.
  • Check patients' pulse, temperature, respiration, blood pressure upon the request of the nursing staff.
  • Cook, bath, administer medications, as well as monitor blood sugars and blood pressure of consumers.
  • Assisted LVN's with gathering supplies for blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, and dressing changes.
  • Administer medication under nurses license, record and monitor temperatures, breaths per minute, and blood pressures.
  • Performed medical attention such as; dressing wounds, taking blood Pressure, and blood sugar daily.
  • Perform health care related tasks, such as monitor blood pressure and medications daily.
  • Take clients blood pressure every morning including pulse, and temperature when needed.
  • Recorded food, fluid, temperature, respiration, blood pressure readings.
  • Assist with therapy requirements, also taking blood pressure and pulse.
  • Distribute medication, monitor blood pressure and test blood sugar levels.
  • Distributed medication and maintained records to include blood pressure and pulse.
  • Monitor blood sugar, weight and blood pressure as needed.

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44. Group Homes

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Here's how Group Homes is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Provide assistance with all activities of daily living for adults with mental retardation in community integrated living arrangement group homes.
  • Direct care work with individuals with developmental disabilities in residential group homes and supported living facilities.
  • Provide care to intellectually disabled clients by collaborating effectively with management and staff at group homes.
  • Supported individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in group homes and community-based homes.
  • Supported individuals with intellectual and development disabilities with every day activities in group homes.
  • Provide supervision, guidance and skills training to developmentally disabled residents in group homes
  • Assisted two Residential Directors with 4 group homes in South Florida in which are responsible for 6 individuals in each home.
  • Worked in group homes for those with various developmental disabilities as well as facility assisting with activities of daily living.
  • Supervised one of the group homes where duties included maintenance of the vehicles, bed days and day program hours.
  • Communicate effectively with staff of group homes and family of individuals to ensure individuals needs are met at center.
  • Assisted in group homes with transportation, cooking, housekeeping, administering medication, maintenance, and hygiene support.
  • Drive vehicles to and from group homes and to community employment and training placements as needed or requested.
  • Travel around community with participants as well as transport them from their homes/group homes to the program.
  • Worked in the group homes with adults with developmental disabilities and assisted them with everyday living activities.
  • Directed 2 group homes administering: Daily documentation, Medication, Community engagement, and Health and Wellness
  • Assist individuals in the group homes with their valued outcomes, and attempts toward gaining independence.
  • Support and care for individuals with multiple disabilities in supportive living homes and license group homes.
  • Preformed various duties in group homes including feeding, bathing, preparing medications and dinners.
  • Worked with mental handicap adults in group homes / left there to work at print shop
  • Assisted living at group homes in the Charlotte area with individuals that have intellectual disabilities.

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45. Personal Needs

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Here's how Personal Needs is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Provide assistance for personal needs and assist with community access to adults with developmental disabilities.
  • Direct Support Professional* Provide support and administer disabled individuals with personal needs.
  • Assisted individuals served to communicate personal needs and preferences
  • Provided transportation for appointments and personal needs.
  • Advocated and assured the safety and well being of each individual while promoting independence, respect, personal needs & rights.
  • Help improve the lives of those who are developmentally & physically disabled with every day tasks from personal needs to therapy
  • Keep a safe and therapeutic environment that meets physical, emotional, and personal needs of each individual clients needs.
  • Promoted progress and growth in the areas of functional skills, personal needs, communication and personal adjustment.
  • Monitored safety and comfort of client and made sure medical, nutritional and personal needs were being met.
  • Key responsibilities are to support the individual inside of a home setting catering to the individuals personal needs.
  • Plan & implement programs to meet the social, emotional, physical, & personal needs for clients.
  • Care for the developmentally disabled I cook, clean, assist with their personal needs and pass medication
  • Included are housekeeping, personal care, cleaning, shopping, escort, transportation and personal needs.
  • Service the personal needs of AIDS clients and mentally handicapped individuals, to promote general wellness and welfare
  • Direct Support Professional -- assisted with the medical and personal needs of four individuals who were non-ambulatory.
  • Assisted in daily living tasks, such as, feeding, bathing and other personal needs.
  • Establish positive environment for individuals according to their personal needs as stated in IHP/ISP data.
  • Light household cleaning along with cooking and taking clients out for fun and personal needs.
  • Supported each client's personal needs and desires while training them in independent living skills.
  • Assisted with basic personal needs as well as promoting the introduction of learning new skills.

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46. Behavioral Issues

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Here's how Behavioral Issues is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Assist clients in developing acceptable social behaviors and notify Residential Supervisor/Residential Program Coordinator of social or behavioral issues adversely affecting relationships.
  • Provided individuals with a productive environment and emotional support; assisted in the facilitation of resolving behavioral issues.
  • Assisted and supervised the individuals with disabilities, redirected and problem-solved behavioral issues.
  • Ensured the health and safety of developmentally disabled adolescents with behavioral issues.
  • Supervised the daily activities of children with intellectual disabilities with behavioral issues.
  • Facilitated individuals with resolution of behavioral issues and day to day challenges.
  • Assisted students with intellectual disabilities and behavioral issues to complete daily activities.
  • Provided structural and emotional support while assisting in resolving behavioral issues.
  • Supported individuals with severe mental disability curb behavioral issues.
  • Intervene and administer counseling to correct behavioral issues.
  • Document and important medical or behavioral issues.
  • Monitored and redirected behavioral issues.
  • Charted and recorded information in client files, quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
  • Oversee and provide care for 3 residents with mental retardation, limited mobility, and behavioral issues in daily activities.
  • Document clients daily records, behavioral issues, mobility activity, eating percentages, and daily inputs and outputs.
  • Write detailed notes of the daily activities and behavioral issues that occurred throughout the day of the clients.
  • Acted as a support system for residents when experiencing behavioral issues such as emotional and physical behaviors.
  • Led day treatments groups and therapeutic activities to teach functional living skills and address behavioral issues.
  • Learned and implemented all behavior plans and goals, teaching clients coping skills for behavioral issues.
  • Provided in home care to dependent adults with traumatic brain injuries and adult behavioral issues.

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47. Medication Management

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Here's how Medication Management is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Provide supervision, guidance and instruction to individuals served by SARAH, Inc.including personal care, medication management and behavioral intervention.
  • Encouraged development of social skills, independence, community involvement, personal goals and programs, money and medication management
  • Care for each individual including medication management, medical appointments, and proper documentation and upkeep of medical records.
  • Teach independent skills, social interaction, medication management, crisis intervention and community outings.
  • Support professional for adult clients with disabilities-Group home setting providing ADL care and medication management
  • Assisted mentally ill adults at their apartments with everyday tasks and medication management.
  • Help with medication management identifying different medications as well as dosages.
  • Coordinated with medical team to organize medical appointments and medication management.
  • Follow rigorous documentation and processes including HIPPA and Medication Management.
  • Monitored mental health states and symptoms including medication management.
  • Trained in medication management, fluent in documentation procedures.
  • Assisted clients with medication management, and medication administration.
  • Documented day-to-day activities, to include medication management.
  • Assisted individuals with medication management and monitoring.
  • Assisted in financial and medication management.
  • Provide supervision and medication management.
  • Work closely with residents and staff to ensure ISP objectives are being completed, assist with activity planning and medication management.
  • Support clients with ADL's, transportation, community activities and appointments, medication management and administration, achieving financial goals.
  • Accompanied clients to and from doctors appointment, assisted with medication management, performed range of motioning designed for specific clients
  • Received extra training in Rights & Abuse, Defensive Driving, and Medication Management from the State of Wyoming.

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48. Everyday Activities

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Here's how Everyday Activities is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Provide support to all individuals and assist in everyday activities and coordinate with program team members to implement Individual Service plans effectively
  • Supported 4 developmentally challenged individuals to personally manage everyday activities and behaviors, while leading proactive lives within their communities.
  • Direct Support ProfessionalStep AgencyAssisting mental disabled adults in everyday activities, cooking, cleaning and distributing medications
  • Provide assistance to consumers with mental and physical disabilities with everyday activities.
  • Assist adults with developmental and learning disabilities with their everyday activities.
  • Take care and assist vulnerable adults in everyday activities
  • Assisted mentally disabled persons with everyday activities.
  • Med technician, assisting consumers with everyday activities
  • Assist individuals with disabilities in everyday activities.
  • Assist intellectually disabled individuals with their everyday activities
  • Help physically impaired people do their everyday activities
  • Assisted handicap and mentally challenged in everyday activities
  • Document everyday activities in individuals charts.
  • Assisted residents with their everyday activities.
  • Promote independence in everyday activities.
  • Assisted individuals who have disabilities at their residences with everyday activities such as bathing, cooking, medical appointments, etc.
  • Work side by side with consumers on everyday activities varying from hygienic care and dressing to pureeing food and hand feeding.
  • Prepare dinner, pass medications, go on outings, keep charts on behavior and everyday activities, give showers.
  • Assisted developmentally delayed Adults with everyday activities such as Cooking, showering, Cleaning for more than 10 individuals.
  • Assist clients with developmental disabilities with everyday activities such as bathing, grooming, money handling etc.

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49. Oral Hygiene

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Here's how Oral Hygiene is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Assisted the individual's with their morning routine including grounding counseling, breakfast, getting dressed, and oral hygiene.
  • Assisted them with self care skills such as bathing, dressing, oral hygiene, toiletry, feeding and grooming.
  • Assist individuals with Activities of Daily Living (Bathing, Toileting, Oral Hygiene, Feeding, etc.)
  • Assist clients with daily activities: dressing, bathing, oral hygiene, prepare meals, housekeeping and transportation.
  • Assisted with meals (sometimes actually feeding), assisted with personal hygiene, oral hygiene, and bathing.
  • Supported individuals with their daily activities including bathing, cooking, dressing, oral hygiene, and laundry.
  • Assist clients with bathing, grooming, light housekeeping, oral hygiene, light cooking, outdoor activities
  • Assisted residents with developmental disabilities with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and elimination.
  • Assist clients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, cooking meals and food prep.
  • Assist clients with personal hygiene and grooming, i.e bathing, oral hygiene and toileting.
  • Assisted patient with baths, dressing, undressing, oral hygiene and personal hygiene.
  • Provide assistance in grooming, oral hygiene, bathing, feeding and housekeeping.
  • Assisted resident's with their bathing, oral hygiene, grooming and feeding.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming and developmental needs.
  • Assist clients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding.
  • Provide toileting duties, personal and oral hygiene care.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming.
  • Assist the SR with bathing and oral hygiene.
  • Feed, bathe and assist with oral hygiene.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and elimination Cooked appetizing and satisfying meals and snacks.

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50. Unusual Events

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Here's how Unusual Events is used in Direct Support Professional jobs:
  • Report and/or document routine and unusual events including completing daily logs.
  • Report and/or document routine and unusual events including completing daily logs, accident reports, and monthlies for the participants.
  • Reported and/or documented routine and unusual events including completing daily logs, accident reports, outcome data sheets, etc.
  • Report and/or document routine and unusual events by completing daily logs and daily notes pertaining to each individual.
  • Report routine and unusual events, including daily logs, accident and event reports to the nurse.
  • Report and document routine and unusual events including daily logs, accident reports, medical charts.
  • Report routines and unusual events in a concise, understandable, and legible manner.
  • Document daily activities, accident reports, or unusual events to supervisor.
  • Document daily routine and unusual events, accidents, and recognition.
  • Report routine and unusual events.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Direct Support Professional

Independent Living16.5%
Personal Care11.2%
Direct Support10.6%
Developmental Disabilities9.7%
Meal Prep5.4%
Patient Care4.9%
Daily Living Activities4.7%
CPR4.5%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Direct Support Professional

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Independent Living
Independent Living
13.2%
13.2%
2
2
Personal Care
Personal Care
9%
9%
3
3
Direct Support
Direct Support
8.5%
8.5%
4
4
Developmental Disabilities
Developmental Disabilities
7.7%
7.7%
5
5
Meal Prep
Meal Prep
4.3%
4.3%
6
6
Patient Care
Patient Care
3.9%
3.9%
7
7
Daily Living Activities
Daily Living Activities
3.8%
3.8%
8
8
CPR
CPR
3.6%
3.6%
9
9
Administer Medications
Administer Medications
3.3%
3.3%
10
10
DSP
DSP
3.2%
3.2%
11
11
Medical Appointments
Medical Appointments
3.2%
3.2%
12
12
ADL
ADL
2.8%
2.8%
13
13
Student Learning
Student Learning
2.6%
2.6%
14
14
Special Needs
Special Needs
1.9%
1.9%
15
15
Crisis Intervention
Crisis Intervention
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
Everyday Needs
Everyday Needs
1.6%
1.6%
17
17
Safe Environment
Safe Environment
1.5%
1.5%
18
18
Mental Health Services
Mental Health Services
1.5%
1.5%
19
19
Community Outings
Community Outings
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Recreational Activities
Recreational Activities
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
ISP
ISP
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Personal Goals
Personal Goals
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Daily Life
Daily Life
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
Support Plans
Support Plans
0.9%
0.9%
26
26
Community Integration
Community Integration
0.9%
0.9%
27
27
Daily Tasks
Daily Tasks
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Daily Needs
Daily Needs
0.8%
0.8%
29
29
Daily Goals
Daily Goals
0.8%
0.8%
30
30
Health Care
Health Care
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Treatment Plans
Treatment Plans
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Community Activities
Community Activities
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Household Chores
Household Chores
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Everyday Life
Everyday Life
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Emotional Support
Emotional Support
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Active Treatment
Active Treatment
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Residential Setting
Residential Setting
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Daily Routines
Daily Routines
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Incident Reports
Incident Reports
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
CPI
CPI
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Community Outreach
Community Outreach
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
Group Homes
Group Homes
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Personal Needs
Personal Needs
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Behavioral Issues
Behavioral Issues
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Medication Management
Medication Management
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Everyday Activities
Everyday Activities
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Oral Hygiene
Oral Hygiene
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Unusual Events
Unusual Events
0.4%
0.4%

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