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Direct Support Professional - Lead Residential Instructor - Berryville (Shift Wed - Sat)

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

Job Description:

Current Shift Available:

Wednesday - Thursday: 1:30p-10:30p

Saturday: 8:30a-9:30p

Do you want to be a part of the solution for someone who is really struggling? Do you want to start your professional mission in a company that is truly dedicated to your growth and success as well as the growth and success of our residents? Do you want to be an essential part of team that includes nurses, therapists, psychiatrists, educators, and other specialists? Do you want to learn ground-breaking innovative approaches to helping kids?

If so, this is the most rewarding job you could imagine.

If you want to punch a clock, be a cog in the machine, or just follow the herd - please don't apply, because you probably won't be up for the challenge. This is, after all, a mission.

The Lead Residential Instructor is perhaps the most important individual in the lives of our residents. You are there to mentor them, teach them, engage them and keep them safe. You are the trusted adult who can weather their storms, show them things that they didn't think were possible, and walk them through the day, and through their course of treatment. You will be a part of what we call a "transdisciplinary team" - everyone's voice is equally important as we work with the child and their family in order to build plans that we give them their lives back.

To families in crisis, you will be a life saver. Listen to this...

To the kids, you will be the best coach.

To your team members, you will be an invaluable colleague.

But also, take a look at this.

Be aware, that if you come to work at Grafton you will be doing the type of work that will change you as a person. It really is so much more than a job. It's a personal mission.

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 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. Yes, you will have to be keeping kids engaged--- you will do it on a campus with greenhouses, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, music rooms, and activity rooms. 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. And you'll start at $19.10 plus shift differentials that really boost the pay rate well over $20/hour for most of the hours you work.

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


Under general supervision, models and supervises the day-to-day functions in the assigned group home. May participate in the on-call/on-duty rotation as needed. Provides training and feedback, and assists in supervising the employees during implementation of treatment plans and daily assignments within the group home. Completes auditing tasks and household paperwork as assigned by the Residential Manager. Collaborates and communicates effectively with team members and families. Under supervision, plans, implements, and supervises instructional, therapeutic, and behavioral activities for the assigned group home. Provides instruction designed to improve skills to decrease/alleviate symptoms of concern, improve psychological well-being, increase independence and improve overall quality of life for the clients in the home. Utilizes the clients' treatment plan effectively and appropriately to assist the client in building skills necessary for success in the following domains: self-care, household, leisure/recreational, community participation, safety, communication, physical abilities, and social-emotional. Provides on-going assessment of skills (data collection and analysis) and modifies teaching techniques to assist the client in reaching established goals. Assists in developing goals and objectives related to clients' needs and ensures data are collected as required to monitor progress. Reports to the Residential Manager.



Ensures medications are delivered accurately and on time
Provides for the well-being and safety of the clients
Follows infection control procedures
Manages the ordering of protective equipment needed in the home
Manages the completion of the weekly medication inventory
Participates in scheduled on-call rotation, which could include evenings, overnight, or weekends
Works with Program Operations Manager to train new employees in the home
Provides employee training on new clients entering the program
Ensures that the home is properly set up for any new client entering the home
Understands and participates in the individual planning process
Uses the individual plan to become informed about client strengths, needs, preferences, interests, and accommodations needed.
Implements and promotes clients' achievement of behavioral and skill development goals
Implements the treatment/ behavior plan and trains employees in implementation of plans.
Manages the completion and implementation of activity schedules within the home
Communicates with Treatment team members regarding client specific interventions
Builds trusting, respectful relationships with clients and families
Focus is on client progress - improving opportunity and quality of life
Manages behavioral crisis safely and in accordance with the treatment plan
Completes standard documentation
Completes quantitative documentation audits and EHR audits and follows through with employees' accountability to completion of paperwork
Completes and collects household paperwork and submits to proper recipient
Collaborates with multi-disciplinary team to provide continuity of support and care
Audits MDT notes and attends meetings as assigned
Attends program meetings when needed
Ensures safe residence
Assists with household chores and assures a clean and tidy home
Assists with nutrition and, in group homes, with meal preparation
Manages shopping within the home for food and household item and delegates duties to employees
Provides transportation / community mobility
Assists with purchases and is accountable for monies; ensures all receipts are turned in promptly
Communicates with appropriate personnel any areas requiring attention, repair, etc.
Demonstrates knowledge of program goals, objectives, and standards
Demonstrates commitment and dedication to the program through personal integrity and dependability and is able to promote program awareness
Communicates appropriately with stakeholders - other employees, supervisors and managers,
Promotes a positive working environment
Participates in and promotes any needed conflict resolution between coworkers and/or managers
Provides information to assist Program Operation Manager in evaluating staff performance



Education requirements:
High school diploma or G.E.D. & no experience working with children*
High school diploma or G.E.D. & 6 months experience working with children**
Associate's degree and 3 months experience working with children**
Bachelor's degree in human services
Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record

*Per the VA Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, child care staff with a high school diploma or G.E.D. with no experience working with children may not work alone, but may be employed as long as they are working directly with a qualified staff with one or more years of professional experience working with children. This option is currently only offered at our Berryville & Winchester campuses.

** Experience may include supervised internships, practicums, field experience, and other volunteer or related experiences as evaluated by Grafton prior to hire. Examples of unpaid experience may include, but are not be limited to: camp counselor; after school care; caring for a child or children with special needs regardless of their relation to the candidate; babysitting or providing daycare for a child or children regardless of their relationship to the candidate; foster parenting of a child or children under the age of 18; volunteer coaching for a sports team; leading community programs, such as Girls Scouts & Boy Scouts.


2 years of professional experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
1 year of professional experience working with children in a residential program for children with special needs
6 months experience working in a leadership or supervisory capacity
6 months experience working in a residential program at Grafton


Please refer to Grafton's "New Employee Initial Training as Required by Job Title" chart and Grafton's "Company Level Planned Training Calendar" for the current year. All initial required training (classroom and online) is assigned to the employee through Grafton's Learning Management System (GLMS).


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


Starting at $19.10 to $21.15/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

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 - Lead Residential Instructor - Berryville (Shift Wed - Sat), Other , Berryville, Maryland

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