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Service Source Direct Support Professional ($500 Sign-On Bonus!) in Fairfax, Virginia

Make an impact by joining ServiceSource, a champion for people with disabilities. Explore new opportunities! ServiceSource is an organization of talented people who drive innovation, embrace change, and serve humanity.

Job Summary

$500 Direct Support Professional Sign-On Bonus! $250 paid upon hire and $250 paid after 90 days of successful job performance.

This position pays $16.50 per hour. This position is responsible for creating, leading, and supporting assigned participants in their daily programming in the areas of academic, social, life and leisure skills as well as recreational activities. Assist in the development and implementation of Personal Centered Individual Service Plans (ISP), including but not limited to social, community inclusion, communication, behavior, and skill development. Ensure compliance with all State and Federal regulatory guidelines, including Medicaid, Licensure, and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), as well as other funding sources and company policies and procedure.

Primary Duties

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. These duties and responsibilities will be rated on the Annual Performance Review.

  • Provide active engagement and support for all individuals assigned, including but not limited to community integration and inclusion, training, leisure, communication, mobility, behavior, personal care (feeding, ), bus loading and unloading, medication, safety and risk management,

  • Provide input and implement Person Centered Plans (PCP) outcomes, support activities, and protocols as written in order to ensure a safe and healthy environment, proper documentation, and progress. Provide and maintain accurate information and documentation for the PCP, quarterly reports, and daily notes.

  • Responsible for a safe, clean, and orderly environment. Immediately report any unsafe conditions, medical concerns to the Program Manager or designee. Follow established written protocols and plans. Report any allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation according to ServiceSource policies and procedures. Complete incident reports.

  • Ensure and maintain accurate records and documentation per the PCP, regulatory and company standards. Inform the Program Manager or designee of missing or inaccurate information immediately.

  • Communicate with family members, guardians, authorized representatives, residential providers and support coordinators regarding participant’s illness, incidents, and progress at the direction of the Program Manager or designee. Keep team members apprised of any concerns.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain participant records, daily notes, quarterly reports, per Medicaid, Licensure, and CARF standards.

  • Adhere to health and safety regulations.

  • Participate and/or provide input for the PCP process (plan, quarterlies, daily notes) and work in conjunction with the team in the implementation, monitoring and review of the individual’s written plan.

  • Utilize appropriate behavior intervention techniques, proper lifting, feeding, and transferring techniques as written.

  • Complete and pass the Orientation to Development Disabilities (ODD) test and competencies.

Qualifications: Education, Experience, and Certification(s)

  • Required: High school diploma General Educational Development (GED) required.

  • Required: Minimum one (1) year of experience working with adults with developmental disabilities or working in a related field.

  • Must pass the State of Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) fingerprinting and criminal background check.

  • Employees who drive individuals in the community must possess a current and valid driver's license. Eligible drivers must have a good motor vehicle record (MVR). Driving requirements vary by site.

  • If eligible to drive, must pass the online driving training within 15 days of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Physical ability to support participants with personal care (feeding, toileting, and transferring).

  • Ability to work independently and with a team.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of behavior intervention principles.

  • Knowledge of community resources.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software.

Physical Demands

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 stand; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk and sit. The employee may occasionally lift or move products and supplies, up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions.

What We Offer – for Benefit Eligible Employees May Include:

Because ServiceSource hires the best people, we work hard to provide benefits that make their lives better, so we offer a comprehensive benefit program which features:

  • Health coverage for you and your family through Medical, Dental, and Vision plans

  • Financial protection with 100% company paid Disability, Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance

  • A 403(b)-Retirement plan in which the company matches dollar for dollar on a generous percentage matching up to 3% of your contribution

  • Tax advantages through Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts that allow you to pay for specific healthcare and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars

  • To help you manage your work and life needs, we offer an Employee Assistance Program, Wellness Program, and Tuition Assistance

  • A generous paid time-off program in which the benefits increase based on your tenure with the company

ServiceSource is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. If accommodation is needed in the application process, arrangements can be made with the local regional office http://www.servicesource.org/contact-us .We are an E-Verify Employer and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment background checks are required for all employment positions.


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information

ServiceSource is a leading nonprofit disability resource organization with programs and operations in 12 states and the District of Columbia. ServiceSource has regional offices located in Delaware, Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia. Collectively, the organization serves more than 25,000 individuals with disabilities annually through a range of innovative and valued employment, training, habilitation, housing and other support services. Our proven collaborative approach helps foster a more inclusive and supportive community where individuals with disabilities can succeed and thrive. Strategic partnerships with local community businesses, government entities and nonprofits help bridge the gaps for individuals with disabilities, creating sustainable opportunities that benefit the entire community and result in greater independence for the individual.

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