direct support professional resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Background includes developing treatment plans, providing feedback and managing care with both intensive teaching based on ABA and natural training scenarios to improve client behavior. Strengths include analytical problem-solving and building productive relationships with individuals and families involved in the therapy process.

  • Responsible with sensitive information
  • Self-sufficient
  • Strong customer relations
  • Rapid data entry skills
  • Expertise in Excel
  • Verbal/written communication
  • Networking with staff
Work History
Direct Support Professional, 01/2013 to 09/2016
The Mentor NetworkGoose Creek, SC,
  • Enhanced successful patient outcomes by helping each participate in recreational activities alone or in groups
  • Assisted disabled clients in any way necessary to facilitate independence and well-being
  • Completed entries in log books, journals and care plans to document accurately report patient progress
  • Worked to improve and enhance patient lives through effective and compassionate care
  • Administered medication as directed by physician to 10-20 individuals 2-3 times daily
  • Ensured safety and well-being of each patient in alignment with care plan
  • Monitored progress and documented any patient health status changes, keeping healthcare team updated
  • Supervised daily activities and provided assistance when needed
  • Maintained clean, safe and well-organized patient environment
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care
Behavior Therapist, 09/2016 to 10/2018
The Mentor NetworkHector, MN,
  • Entered, graphed and analyzed data using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
  • Administered ABA-approved therapy techniques to individuals with autism to decrease occurrences of maladaptive behaviors to ensure best quality of life for individuals
  • Managed 12 individuals
  • Conducted one on one session and assessments based treatment on needs of each individual
  • Collaborated with social services, referral sources, and other professionals, including case managers and physicians to meet patient needs
  • Completed weekly progress notes, updated quarterly treatment plans and maintained patient records by successfully utilizing practice management software, including Excel and Word
  • Conducted in-services to train teachers in methods of implementing new framework
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources
  • Led educational seminars and lectures at local community mental health centers to expand awareness of mental health symptoms and issues
  • Supervised staff of associates and resident assistants
  • Participated in collaborative training program on theories and implementation of ABA therapy to enhance clinical success
  • Reviewed research to stay up to date on current methods being implemented
  • Kept abreast of new and developing information in mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops
  • Involved clients' family members in planning social service programs
  • Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served
  • Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in patient case files
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment
Weapons Load Crew Member, 10/2016 to Current
BernicksBemidji, MN,
  • Performed scheduled and unscheduled inspections to check flight readiness of aircraft
  • Performed scheduled loads safely to aid in military training operations
  • Keep aircraft fully mission capable to deploy and defend the United States of America
  • Lubricated shafts, bearings and gears to maintain optimal performance
  • Diagnosed faults and developed resolution plans
  • Documented all inspection and maintenance actions in aircraft forms, IMDS and FERMS
  • Performed flight line functions including AFE preflight and postflight requirements
  • Maintained repair logs to document all corrective and preventive aircraft maintenance
  • Responded to emergencies with speed, efficiency and knowledgeable assistance
  • Trained in use of tear gas, passive ordnance and explosives
  • Maintained 100% accountability of all assigned equipment worth thousands of dollars
  • Maintained accurate inventory of all assigned equipment
Online ESL Teacher, 02/2018 to Current
Education FirstSouth Bend, IN,
  • Attended workshops to learn about student motivation and engaging learning activities
  • Developed and taught ESL curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities
  • Educated hundreds of students in basics of English grammar and conversational speaking
  • Worked with average of 1 student per class in one-on-one lesson
  • Communicated with students using total physical response and interactive online learning platforms, webcams and headphones
  • Interacted with students and parents via email, instant messaging, threaded discussion and synchronous chat
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress
  • Employed visual and auditory approaches to make lessons more interesting and interactive for students
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways
  • Cultivated relationships with parents for complete support network
  • Completed in-service and additional training to maintain professional growth
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Expected in 05/2014 to University of Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls, SD
  • Majored in psychology and sociology
  • Minored in criminal justice
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2010 to Roosevelt High School - Sioux Falls, SD

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School Attended

  • University of Sioux Falls
  • Roosevelt High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Direct Support Professional
  • Behavior Therapist
  • Weapons Load Crew Member
  • Online ESL Teacher


  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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