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REACH Direct Support Professional-Child 


Richmond Behavioral Health Authority is seeking  PRN Direct Support Professionals to perform beginner-level human support work maintaining the safety of clients, monitoring clients with special needs, coordinating meal preparation and supporting clients in meal intake as needed, facilitating educational groups, supporting clients in learning and using coping skills, performing and assisting clients with laundry duties, encouraging clients to adhere to treatment requirements, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the REACH Lead Technician.

Essential Functions

Facilitates and leads educational and recreational group activities; engages clients positively. Monitors and assists clients with activities of daily living- showering, toileting, self-care, laundry.

Administer medications in accordance with all regulatory bodies.

Performs customer service duties by meeting and greeting clients upon arrival for treatment; admits clients to the unit by taking inventory of belongings; conducts tours and orientation of unit; cleans and maintains bedrooms.

Maintains the safety and cleanliness of the unit.

Performs laundry duties for unit and client laundry; assists clients with special needs; prepare and serve meals following a provided menu.

Ability to follow a recipe.

Prepares and maintains required shift documentation

Complete documentation in accordance with medication administration requirements. Maintain organized programming areas and kitchen.

Position Requirements

General knowledge of community and Authority resources, programs, and of regional and State sources for the community service population; general knowledge of social casework techniques; some knowledge of human development and behavior; ability to solve problems within scope of responsibility; ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions; ability to communicate ideas effectively, orally and in writing; ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with medical personnel, law enforcement, clients, associates and the general public.

Education and Experience

High School diploma or equivalent with at least one year working with people with developmental disabilities with preference given for individuals who have experience with individuals with co-occurring mental health or behavioral challenges and developmental disabilities.

Successful candidate must have a valid VA drivers license and be able to work various shifts including overnight, weekends, and holidays as scheduled.

Full-Time/Part-Time PRN  
Open Date 4/1/2021  
Close Date  
About the Organization Join the Fearless!

Richmond Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and is the statutorily established public entity responsible for providing mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and prevention services to the citizens of the City of Richmond.

Our Mission:
RBHA promotes health, wellness, and recovery for the people and communities we serve.

Our Vision:
An inclusive, healthy community where individuals are inspired to reach their highest potential.

Our Values:
Equity / Innovation / Quality / Inclusion / Accessibility / Transparency / Compassion / Integrity

Creating Healthy Communities - One Person, One Family, One Community at a time.

RBHA is committed to providing behavioral health services to all Richmond residents regardless of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, or national origin.

Services are provided directly by RBHA staff and through contracts with private providers in the community. Funding is received through fees from consumers, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond, and local and state grants.  
Starting Salary Range 15.93 hour  
EOE Statement Richmond Behavioral Health Authority provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


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