Are you a passionate individual, committed to helping others? Do you enjoy being an advocate for the individuals you support? It is our mission to connect individuals and their families with person-centered, recovery-oriented services and supports in partnership with the Loudoun community. The Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services is currently seeking qualified applicants to join our exciting team. The positon of a part-time Residential Support Specialist (Direct Support Specialist) works within the group home system providing meaningful support and services. Successful candidates will be orientated to and have knowledge of person- centered recovery. This position will provide community based residential services to adults with serious mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Typical job duties associated with this position include, but are not limited to; assistance and skill building for Activities of Daily Living including personal hygiene, medication management, general supervision, and behavior management. Additionally, this position provides input for assessing individuals’ needs and developing service plans and is responsible for the implementation of plans, documentation, and data collection. This position also works to ensure the health, safety, and the overall well-being of the individuals served. Work schedule requires mainly morning hours and may also include weekend, evening and someday hours. Education and career development are highly supported.
Hiring Range: $21.33-$30.56/HR. Recruitment #18-S2-0048. Apply immediately. Visit our on-line employment center at www.loudoun.gov for more information and to apply. EOE
Any combination of education and experience equal to a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Psychology, or other human services field. Two years related experience is required. Must be able to lift 50 pounds 3 times per hour, have a clean driving record and be able to become certified in CPR, First Aid, Medication Administration, and Therapeutic Options within 3 months of hire. This position is classified as Essential Personnel and successful candidates will be able to fulfill this requirement including working holidays and during inclement weather, as scheduled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of criminal background, driving record check, credit check and TB test. Must have a valid driver's license in Virginia or regional state of residence.
Loudoun County is located 25 miles from Washington, DC and is bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Potomac River. It is the fastest growing county in Virginia and one of the fastest growing in the United States due to the scenic beauty of the area, a strong sense of community and a high quality of life. The county has established a reputation as an international center for technology, co...mmunications and transportation and also enjoys a reputation for high quality services, including a first rate educational system.