The Direct Support Professional is responsible for ensuring that services are provided within the standards established by the department and the agency. They must understand, commitment to, and respect for people being served, their family members and the agency’s mission. They are responsible to ensure that the services provided are geared to promote personal growth, skill acquisition, and community inclusion. These services must be meaningful to the people served and encourage and respect their choices. Hours are variable based on the needs of the person receiving services; some overtime and shift coverage is necessary.
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