• Senior Direct Support Professional

    Regular Full-Time
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Cares for groups of students under supervision of Group Home Director.


    Ensures that all essential youth needs are met in the Group Home each shift, according to guidelines.

    Instructs youth regarding desirable behavioral, health, hygiene, and personal habits as they apply to Stetson policy and procedure.

    Demonstrates, through actions, support for the program’s ACORN approach to treatment, and the attendant focus on awareness of the impact of trauma, developing social competencies, healthy attachment, self regulation, and the student rehabilitation process.

    Distributes medication in accordance with MAP procedures and guidelines.

    Facilitates scheduled youth visits, and treats family and visitors with dignity and respect.

    Ensures telephone and mail contact between family or other identified supportive adults in accordance with the individual service plan and program rules and standards.

    Demonstrates care giver qualities that treat all youth with dignity and respect.


    Additional Responsibilities

    Other program related duties may be assigned.

    Physical Requirements

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is required to sit. The employee must perform activities required to participate in physical restraint in relation to the appropriate size of staff and student. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision, and depth perception. The employee is required to remain awake and alert while on duty.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Associates Degree preferred in field related to human services; or 6 months experience working in the field of human services with a minimum of Certificate of Achievement from a public high school, documentation of home schooling equivalent to a high school diploma, GED, or High School Diploma. Specialized training or specific skills; student intern experience or volunteer work may be credited toward experience.


    Ability to base decisions on sound judgement and good common sense. Ability to model comfortable and responsible sexual attitudes. Demonstrates tolerance for discussion of sexual abuse with appropriate terminology. Understands healthy sexual development. Maintains professional boundaries in relation to sexual attitudes and values. Models firm guidance without being abusive or aggressive. Acknowledges the seriousness of sexual offending and its impact on victims and society. Ability to work as a supportive and cooperative team member. Ability to remain awake and alert while on duty.


    Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to students, team members, other employees of the organization, parents/guardians, and outside agency personnel.


    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


    Able to extract the main ideas from instructions and carry them out in appropriate sequence. Able to analyze the components of problem situations, to understand cause and effect, and to develop plans for solutions.


    Requires a current valid driver’s license from state of residence.

    MAP certification required


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