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Direct Support Professional



At SSVA, helping others realize their success isn't just a job, it's our passion. Our unique and innovative company realizes that happy teams make happy customers, so we strive to make a positive and lasting impact on everyone we encounter. To create engaged and inspired teams, our culture promotes being positive and peaceful; pursuing growth and learning; making a difference; and playing well with others.

SSVA has a positive reputation of being a leading provider of Community Based Day Support; Therapeutic Consultation; Professional Training and Development; and In-Home, Group Home and Sponsored Residential Services for people with developmental disabilities. We are a steadily growing, technologically advanced, financially sound, locally owned company in Hampton Roads and on the Eastern Shore – with branches growing in Lynchburg and Danville, Virginia.

SSVA has repeatedly been recognized for both its innovative approach to supports called Positive Practices and its ability to find creative solutions to challenging situations. Not only that - our proprietary technique can also support individuals who simply want an amazing life.

Our commitment to our team members, positive work environment, comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities to make a real difference in someone's life make SSVA one of the top places to work in Virginia's human services field.

Role Summary

Direct Support Professional, you will play a highly interactive and mission critical role in the lives of those receiving services from SSVA. You will have the unique ability to make a positive and lasting impact on their lives. The ideal candidate is friendly and positive, open minded and flexible, engaged in the community, and likes to be active. You will support others in finding a balance between what is important to and for them and go out of your way to help them live the best life possible.

Typically, you come to SSVA as a Direct Support Professional on a path to leadership and remain there throughout the on-boarding period. This allows for you to experience our culture and values to see if they're a good fit. SSVA is committed to mentoring and supporting its team members as they strive to reach their professional and personal goals.

Team Member Benefits

SSVA offers a competitive benefits package for full time employees including three medical plan options, heath savings account (HSA) match, dental insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), life insurance, paid vacation and holidays, Team thisABILITY and numerous other perks. Combined, these benefits add up to over 30% increase over the base wage.

SSVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce.
For immediate consideration, please contact the Regional Human Resources Coordinator Tannis Dunn at (434) 316-0078. DSP starting pay is $10.25 per hour. . Requirements:

•Highly motivated.

•Superior ability to communicate at all levels.

•Effective time management skills.

•Ability and willingness to perform task with minimal direct supervision and to accept supervision and constructive feedback.

•Proof of highest level of education.

•Ability to pass criminal/ registry background checks.

•clear tuberculosis screening

•Ability to pass and maintain CPR/First Aid, Medicaid Waiver Certification, and DSP Core Competencies.

•Ability to perform basic math.

•Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position.


Full time
Lynchburg, VA 24501, US