Waves, Inc.

Employment Community First Direct Support Professional

We're hiring a part-time Direct Support Professional for our Employment Community First (ECF) program! This person* will be responsible for our southern area clents (Spring Hill, Columbia, Maury County area), so will need to live close to those areas and have reliable transportation. Knowledge and experience with the ECF program is preferred, and completed ECF training is a plus. High School Diploma or GED required.

*Must have a big heart and be willing to join a team of rock-stars to help us achieve our mission: To empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to progress toward their full potential.

Job Description


The person in this position is responsible for providing direct support for individuals in Waves’ Community Day services. The position is under the supervision of the Employment and Community First (ECF) Program Manager and corresponding Case Manager.


  • Familiarity with all regulations related to Day Services in Medicaid Waiver, ECF, CHOICES and DIDD.
  • Communicate with ISC agencies, Service Recipients, their families and/or conservators as needed.
  • Knowledge of Person-Centered Support Plans (PCSP) or Individual Support Plans (ISP) for any individual supported. This includes assuring outcomes and activities within the plans are implemented and progress documented, along with documentation of all services provided.
  • Document or assist in documenting behavior issues, illnesses, injuries, and/or seizure incidents.
  • Participate in transition planning meetings for applicants.
  • Participate in all training. Both the required training and any other training deemed appropriate for the particular position.
  • Flexibility in schedules to assist the residential program as needed.
  • Assist with planning and implementing person centered community activities for service recipients.
  • Provide all services with Respect, Compassion and Integrity.
  • Provide feedback/assessments of individual(s)’ dislikes/likes while on community outings.
  • Participate in community activities and provide assistance if needed.
  • Familiarity with verbal and nonverbal body language.
  • Provide redirecting strategies to maintain a healthy and stable environment when a disruptive behavior arises.


A high school diploma or GED is required for this position. One year supervisory experience in the field is required. Some college experience is preferred. Must possess good communication skills and an ability to deal tactfully with service recipients, their families and the public. Must also possess or be capable of possessing a Class D Tennessee driver’s license with F endorsement. Must be flexible in work schedule.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $10.00 per hour


  • Direct Support Professional: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Tennessee Driver's License (Required)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations


  • None

Hours per week:

  • 10-19
  • 20-29


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required
  • Day shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Overnight shift

Company's website:

  • www.wavesinc.com

Company's Facebook page:

  • https://www.facebook.com/wavesserves

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

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Posted 2 months ago

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