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Direct Support Professional - Overnight Living Coach - Winchester

Company: Grafton Integrated Health Network
Location: Winchester
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

We get it. You're a night owl. We have plenty of stuff to do at night. You want your days to yourself. No problem. You want flexibility. We can give you three days off (consecutive per week). And we can give you access to overtime when desired.

We also understand that you wouldn't be looking at this job posting unless you felt a calling to ensure that kids are safe, cared for and comfortable. You understand that in healthcare, nighttime is not always just "hours that go by", but "hours that vigilance must be maintained" because stuff happens, regardless if the sun is up or not. You are willing to do what most people can't do.

In the roll of Overnight Living Coach you will be responsible for personally verifying the wellness and safety of each resident on a regular basis. You will be the last person who says "good night' when they head off to bed, and the first person they will see in the morning. You are the consistent and trustworthy adult who is going to keep watch - and many of our residents are quite anxious about nighttime.

Yes, you will write shift notes--- but you will be able to do it in a state of the art electronic health record. Yes, you will occasionally deal with challenging behavior--- but you will do it using Ukeru---, a national best-practice that provides you with a trauma informed foundation that helps you diffuse the drama before it gets out of hand. And you'll do all of this with the guidance of people who have been doing it for a long time. They know stuff that you will find invaluable.

For formality's sake, here is our dry as a bone job description:


Under general supervision, Direct Support Professionals in our Adult program, participate in the direct care and plan implementation for clients, as prescribed by physician and treatment teams. They support clients at bedtime and during morning hygiene, dressing and breakfast routines. They conduct and record, 15 minute health and safety checks after a client goes to bed. They provide supervision, safety and crisis management for the client population; complete documentation of client behavior and participation in programming; adhere to the scheduled activities; role model positive, mature behavior; utilize proactive behavioral strategies to minimize client crisis and maximize success. They report to a program supervisor/manager.



Health, Safety and Wellness of Clients

Ensures medications are delivered accurately and on time.
Provides for the well-being and safety of clients.
Supports client health and hygiene.
Utilizes infection control procedures.
Reports serious incidents, participates in reviews and implements follow-up measures, as applicable.

Individual Plan Implementation

Knows the SNAP (strengths, needs, abilities and preferences), goals/objectives/outcomes and treatment strategies from the current Plans (Treatment Plan, IEP, ISP) of assigned clients.
Promotes clients' achievement of behavioral goals by implementing the behavior strategies and teaching alternative behaviors, as indicated in the Treatment Plan/IEP/ISP.
Actively instructs assigned clients so they can achieve education/residential goals and objectives or ID Waiver outcomes.
Collects and documents behavioral and instructional data, accurately and reliably.
Documents services delivered, accurately and in a timely manner.
Maintains a high level of engagement with and monitoring of clients. Implements planned activities throughout the work day.

Provides a Supportive and Solution-Focused Environment

Builds trusting, respectful relationships with clients and helps clients do the same.
Demonstrates knowledge about the symptoms and supports associated with diagnoses of assigned clients and a trauma-informed care approach.
Manages behavioral crisis safely.
Collaborates with the Treatment Team to provide continuity of support and care, by communicating and contributing to team discussions and decisions.
Exhibits exemplary customer service with guardians, agency personnel and visitors.

Site Management - Housekeeping, Nutrition, Transportation, Finances

Ensures a safe residence / classroom environment.
Assures a clean and organized residence/classroom.
Promotes good nutrition and, in group homes, assists with meal preparation.
Provides transportation / community mobility.
Assists with purchases and is accountable for program and client money, as applicable.

Teamwork and commitment to the mission, values and vision of Grafton

Demonstrates knowledge of organization.
Demonstrates the core values of personal integrity and accountability.
Performs other duties, as assigned.


High School or GED required
Must be 18 years of age
Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record required
Must pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen
3 months experience working with adults in a volunteer or paid capacity preferred


Demonstrates moderate computer skills - how to log-in, how to navigate the Web for information, how to start and save a document in Microsoft WORD, and has basic keyboarding skills.


Starting at $13.50 to $16.50/hour based on years of Direct Care experience
Depending on hours worked you may be eligible for Grafton's shift differential that is currently being offered


Medical, dental and vision
Flexible Spending & Health Savings Accounts
401(k), including an employer match
Generous Paid Time Off plan
Education Assistance
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Short-term disability (STD)
Long-term disability (LTD)
As Grafton is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, you may be eligible for federal student loan forgiveness

If you have issues applying or have any questions about this position, please reach out to us at or 540-542-0200 Ext. 6429.

Grafton is an equal employment opportunity employer and tobacco-free workplace.


High School or better
GED or better
Licenses & Certifications
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Keywords: Grafton Integrated Health Network, Germantown , Direct Support Professional - Overnight Living Coach - Winchester, Other , Winchester, Maryland

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