Direct Support Professional (DSP) Job – Andersonville, TN 52373

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Why You'll Love This Job

Why You'll Love This Job 
Entry-Level mental health care role

Make a difference in an unparalleled psychiatric residential program giving students with Autism Spectrum and other Neurodevelopmental disorders the tools they need to succeed. Make a difference in the lives of the children we serve in this serene facility located just 15 minutes outside Knoxville, TN. 
We are hiring immediately for Direct Support Professionals / Caregivers who have an interest in Mental Health and Human Services. 
  • Excellent training to help you be an effective caregiver for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Neurodevelopmental diagnoses 
  • Hiring immediately for all shifts 
  • Keep a healthy work/life balance with rotating weekends 
  • Daily pay option available 
  • Career development opportunities in the growing human services field 
Apply for this Direct Care Worker/ Caregiver position today! Hiring immediately. 


Direct Support Professional (DSP) Responsibilities

  • Serve as a caregiver to supervise patient activity and monitor behavior at all times 
  • Implement, coordinate and engage in emergency and crisis intervention strategies and responses 
  • Assist in performing functional assessments of behaviors and developing intervention strategies 
  • Provide and/or accompany transport and supervision of patients to appointments, meetings and site trips 
  • Work with patients to ensure needs and schedules are met, and behavioral health plans followed as prescribed 
  • Support the Director of Nursing, Unit Managers, supervisors and the inter-disciplinary behavioral health and mental health teams, including social workers, case managers and others 


Direct Support Professional (DSP) Qualifications
  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent required 
  • Associate degree OR previous experience in a mental health technician or human services role, such as a caregiver, direct care worker, direct support professional, entry level social worker or other relevant position 
  • Ability to comprehend/demonstrate an understanding of the developmental milestones of children 
  • Current, valid state driver’s license; successful completion of background check and drug screen 
About Norris Academy
Norris Academy is a psychiatric residential treatment program serving children with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neurodevelopmental disorders. Our program offers comprehensive, holistic services to residents with specialized needs and limited treatment options in Tennessee. Since many of our students come from unique circumstances, we incorporate a mix of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and innovative behavioral and educational techniques to help our residents and their families achieve what they never dreamed possible.  
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