The job description of a Direct Support Specialist is to render assistance in providing client services in various fields such as rehabilitation, social work, psychology, or healthcare centers. The major tasks that are mentioned on the Direct Support Specialist Resume are – assisting clients in identifying and receiving available benefits, helping them obtain various social and community services, helping social workers with developing and conducting appropriate programs to prevent or resolve problems relating to substance abuse or human relationships or dependent care.
Employers want to see these skills and abilities on the resume – the ability to work independently and make the correct decision on behalf of the client, experience in tracking and recording information, a friendly disposition, managing stressful situations, and a good knowledge of social and community services rules and regulations. A Bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree in the field of psychology or social work is normally preferred.
Objective : Ability Summary Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and effective disorders. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services.
Skills : Mandt, CPR/FIRST AID.
Participates in the development and implementation of each individual's Support Plan Participates in the implementing of all program plans designed to enhance the individual's social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and independent living skills.
Assists individuals in the development of appropriate behavioral, social, money management, housekeeping, hygiene, and other skills necessary to reach their highest level of potential.
Administers medication and treatment as permitted under regulations.
Completes and updates all daily, weekly and monthly records, reports, logs, casework notes, administrative paperwork, fiscal reports, and medical records in an accurate, timely, and professional manner.
Collaborates and cooperates with involved agencies, family members, and other service providers; participates in meetings and provides relevant information.
Transports individuals in personal and/or company vehicle for community outings or scheduled appointments.
Responsible for individual's work related personal and financial transactions.
Provides support and assistance to individuals in arranging for medical care when responsible to do so and follows health care recommendations.
Bachelor Of Science
Direct Support Specialist III Resume
Summary : Personal experience with face to face interaction with customers or communicating over the phone or via email. Sticking to a schedule on a timely manner and paying attention to small detail is something I have been doing and adjusted to over the years.
Skills : Proficient in office environment.
Assist clients in maintaining safe and healthy lifestyles, and monitor for changes in their general health, appearance, behavior, and patterns of activities.
Responsible for monitoring and maintaining a clean, safe, and secure environment for clients at all times.
Provide training and assistance to all clients in making healthy dietary choices, based on the objectives.
Plan and support clients in daily activities, which may include, but not limited to, household chores, recreational activities, learning activities, physical fitness activities, and money management.
Responsible for assisting clients with personal hygiene skills and tasks, including assisting with bathroom responsibilities, ensuring clients complete shaving, brushing teeth, bathing/showering, shampooing, and dressing appropriately for the weather and type of activities.
Complete paperwork, as necessary, to meet federal, and state regulatory requirements.
Safely transport clients to and from recreational activities, errands, work, and personal appointments.
High School Diploma
Direct Support Specialist II Resume
Objective : To secure a position with a durable and profitable organization where I can be a member of a team and utilize my skills, education, and gain further experience while adding value to the organizations reputation and productivity.
Skills : Medical Terminology, Direct support, Medical Office Procedures, Emergency room, Patient Care.
Provide patient care by supplying and emptying bed pans, applying dressings and supervising exercise routines.
Inventory and order medical, lab, or office supplies and equipment.
Prepare and administer medications as directed by a physician.
Authorize drug refills and provide prescription information to pharmacies.
Record patients' medical history, vital statistics and information such as test results in medical records.
Keep financial records and perform other bookkeeping duties, such as handling credit and collections and mailing monthly statements to patients.
Administer medications and treatments, such as catheterizations, suppositories, irrigations, enemas, massages, and douches, as directed by a physician or nurse.
Direct Support Specialist I Resume
Summary : Direct Support Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day support of the software products in the business. This includes providing technical support, answering customer questions, and assisting with new product development.
Skills : Basic computer, clerical, 4 years stock room experience, 5 years customer service experience, 40 wpm, fast pace worker, fast learner, hard worker, friendly, good with the public, and great personality.
Supervises and assist individuals in daily activities.
Implements active treatment programs and completes all documentation to track the individual's progress.
Assists with completion and documentation of the patient assessments.
Participates in staff meetings and ensures the patient environment remains safe, homelike and clean at all times.
Authorized and certified to administer medications as directed Has keen knowledge and able to apply guideline materials by reading and interpreting regulations and technical material.
Skilled in dealing with others in a work relationship to present information orally and in writing to prepare and present ideas.
Applies knowledge of general administrative principles, practices, processes, and techniques to meet the specialized requirements of a primary and specialty care organizations.
Knowledge of the health care financial accounting process to assist in accounting formulations.
Health Care Administration
Sr. Direct Support Specialist Resume
Summary : Direct Support Specialist is responsible for the delivery of support services to customers and partners. This includes managing the relationship with partners and customers, helping them solve challenges and improve their experiences, as well as developing new business opportunities.
Skills : Proficient in Microsoft Office.
Provided direct care, mentoring, and supervision of adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in home, facility, and community based programs.
Taught applicable life skills and provided integrated supports to the clients with special attention to facilitating natural supports and protecting client rights.
Facilitated the acquisition and maintenance of Human Services as necessary.
Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of client records.
Provided personal outcomes measures assessments to create plans for support of client's individual needs.
Responsible for scheduling and transportation of clients to and from appointments, shopping, and community activities.
Supported vocational habilitation of clients by transporting and supervising in volunteer activities.
Kept detailed logs, reports, and timesheets for submission of records for Medicaid and Medicare billing.
Jr. Direct Support Specialist Resume
Objective : Highly qualified Direct Support Specialist with experience in the industry. Enjoy creative problem solving and getting exposure on multiple projects, and I would excel in the collaborative environment on which your company prides itself.
Skills : Microsoft Office.
Include providing assistance and training with daily living activities, emphasizing community integration, individual preference and facilitation of new experiences.
Document Client physical, medical and behavioral progress and changes and ADL's daily.
Capable of understanding of applicable federal and state regulations.
Treat clients and coworkers with dignity and respect in all communications.
Maintain safe conditions for the clients and provide general client care and supervision.
Responsible for educational activities of community activities as scheduled for each client during program hours and documentation.
Assist and document the development and implementation of long and short-term goals for service recipient, as developed by the Personal Support Team under the supervision or direction of the Program Coordinator.
Bachelor Of Science
Lead Direct Support Specialist Resume
Headline : Professional individual seeking employment where I am able to utilize my skills and experience. Reliable, dependable, and hardworking, with effective communication skills. Eager to learn with the ability to adapt quickly to a challenge. Able to work in an environment as a team player.
Skills : Typing, Customer Service, Communication Skills, Data Entry.
Maintain records of patient care, condition, progress, or problems to report and discuss observations with supervisor or case manager.
Provide patients with help moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, or automobiles and with dressing and grooming.
Care for patients by changing bed linens, washing and ironing laundry, cleaning, or assisting with their personal care.
Entertain, converse with, or read aloud to patients to keep them mentally healthy and alert.
Check patients' pulse, temperature, and respiration.
Provide patients and families with emotional support and instruction in areas such as caring for infants, preparing healthy meals, living independently, or adapting to disability or illness.
Perform a variety of duties as requested by client, such as obtaining household supplies or running errands.
Asst. Direct Support Specialist Resume
Headline : Experienced human services professional with CPR certifications. Organized and collaborative team player with strong clinical and interpersonal skills. Proficient in caring for all individuals to improve overall health and wellbeing.
Skills : Strong communicatin skills, Proficient in Microsoft office, word, and powerpoint., Conducting interviews, Problem Solving.
Support individuals with disabilities and others who need assistance to lead self-directed lives and contribute to their communities; support behaviors that enhance inclusion in their communities.
Participation empowerment, communication strategies, formal and informal assessment of client needs and progress.
Assisting client in order to allow client to develop and sustain relationships with friends, family members and others in their community.
Provide supervision, training and development of skills necessary to gain individual independence.
Administer medication, assists in transfers of non-ambulatory residents to wheelchairs, showers, toilet, and other furnishings.
Ensure that all pertinent information is place in patient charts, along with recording patient history and complaints correctly.
High School Diploma
Direct Support Specialist/Analyst Resume
Summary : To assist and educate youths and adults with developmental and physical disabilities in maintaining their independence and improving their physical, mental, emotional, and psychosocial health through recreation therapy.
Skills : Knowledge of Research Methods and Psychological Statistics.
Aided in the meal preparation and encouraged clients to adhere to established diets.
Ensured the cleanliness, sanitation and maintenance of all household rooms, equipment, and appliances.
Dispensed clients' medications and worked in accordance with nurses and doctors orders to sustain clients' health and safety.
Documented individual support plan goals and medication administration records.
Assisted with training new employees and giving trainee evaluations.
Transported clients in wheelchair accessible vans to medical appointments and community outings.
Reacted calmly and effectively in emergency situations, and added the personal, caring touch that immediately put clients at ease.
Master of Science
Direct Support Specialist/Supervisor Resume
Summary : Secure a position in a company to utilize my skills in social work position serving children and families.
Skills : Communication Skills, Integrity, Excellent Customer Service.
Continually assess each person receiving services for their hopes, dreams, and desires and provide supports that facilitate achievement.
Ensuring that the rights of each person receiving services are protected and promoted at all times.
Assisting people in developing advocacy skills, participating in advocacy efforts, and utilizing personal advocates.
Serve as a resource for person served on community agencies, services, and supports that can meet identified needs or goals.
Supervise, educate, and monitor (as needed) people receiving services in work settings.
Settings may include community, vocational work shops, day supports, etc.
Maintain a safe working environment for employees and people receiving services by practicing safety procedures in the community and on.
Direct Support Specialist/Consultant Resume
Objective : To gain employment with a company or institution that offers me a consistently positive atmosphere to learn and implement new technologies or the betterment of the organization.
Skills : Automotive Mechanical Experience.
Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.
Monitored client census by using the Daily Movement Report and recording admissions, discharges, doctor appointments and site visit data.
Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
Trained in co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
Bachelor Of Arts
Direct Support Specialist Resume
Objective : Currently seeking a leadership or creative opportunity with an organization or agency. Direct Support Specialist position within an organization that can fully utilize my skills to achieve their business needs and objectives.
Skills : Behavioral Health, Microsoft Office.
Provides care to consumers as defined in their ISP (Individual Service Plan) Interact with consumers in a professional manner adhering to all human rights guidelines.
Monitors the administration of medication as necessary.
Transports consumers to all activities and appointments as specified by supervisor.
Work involves coordinating with Family Services Workers in conducting home visits and delivering services for small and less difficult client cases.
Work is performed under regular supervision of a Family Services Worker or Family Services Manager.
Leadership and work direction may be given to subordinate personnel.
Completes all required clinical documentation including progress notes, incident reports, and data tracking according to agency policies.