direct support professional resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Seasoned professional with 5+ years of years of Direct Support and Job Coaching experience in the Special Needs community and in home Elder Care. A passion for helping others and enriching the lives of clients by understanding and meeting their needs in a clean, safe and comfortable environment. Self motivated and team oriented mentality with the ability to motivate others. Ability to achieve and exceed sales goals while providing outstanding customer service; creating a customer for life.

  • Ability to interact with diverse populations comprised of various developmental and physical disabilities as well as all levels within organization.
  • Special Needs, Dementia/Alzheimer/Elder Care
  • Organizational, Time Management, Follow Through
  • Medication Management/Administration
  • Hippa Compliance and Procedure knowledge
  • Working knowledge of: Word, Windows, Excel, Outlook, Quickbooks, CRM, Intuit, typing (72 WPM), general office equipment.
Work History
10/2021 to Current Direct Support Professional Humanim | Baltimore, MD,
  • Supported/tracked daily hygiene, chores, meals to increase independence.
  • Directed/assisted individual/group exercise for enhanced client health.
  • Documented daily/weekly hours to stay with in budget.
  • Coached/Redirected when necessary to stay on task
  • Built strong rapport with clients, team, families gaining knowledge and trust.
03/2021 to 06/2021 Dementia/Alzheimer Care Catholic Health Initiative | Ooltewah, TN,
  • Monitored vital signs, medication, informed family of behavior/health status.
  • Direct hands on hygiene support (grooming, bathing, ear, oral, manicure, incontinence care). Changed dressings, bandages, maintained sanitary measures.
  • Provided mobility assistance in public/personal spaces. Utilized GPS to locate individual. Provided appropriate attire to ensure warmth and well being.
  • Prepared healthy meals to support nutritional needs, assisted with feeding.
  • Engaged in meaningful conversation, socialization and activity while providing personal care assistance.
05/2018 to 03/2020 Job Coach Chimes | Fort Bragg, NC,
  • Assisted client in successful job search strategies based on clients' skills, abilities, history, personality.
  • Ensured work protocols were followed (attire, time management, etiquette).
  • Collaborated with parents, team, employers, addressed problems to enhance client growth/success.
  • Provided direct hands on job support for (2) two years, to increase independence. Result = Client no longer needs Job Coach.
May to March Life Skills Coach Independent Contractor | City, STATE,
  • Assisted with personal care appointments such as haircuts and doctors', Provided Direct Hands on Hygiene Support (hair, skin, ears, nails)
  • Administered medications and helped client set reminders to learn how to take important medications according to schedule for (2) two years to ensure health/increase independence. Result = Client no longer needs medication assistance.
  • Educated client about important nutritional habits and how to plan healthy meals while staying in budget.
  • Coached client through difficult life circumstances promoting self confidence.
  • Created art, enjoyed beach and pool excursions to promote healthy integrated socialization.
Expected in 09/2021 to to | Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities, Trenton, NJ, GPA:
  • Completed all mandated coursework for self directed employees.
Expected in 1999 to to | Real Estate Princeton School of Real Estate, Pennington, NJ, GPA:

Currently in referral / Previous achievements

    Million Dollar Circle Builders League of South Jersey
  • Million Dollar Circle Builders League of PA 46 Million (joint commission) 2004 Pulte Homes
Expected in to to | Liberal Arts And Sciences Mercer County Community College, West Windsor, NJ, GPA:

Coursework toward degree

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Division of Developmental Disabilities
  • Princeton School of Real Estate
  • Mercer County Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Direct Support Professional
  • Dementia/Alzheimer Care
  • Job Coach
  • Life Skills Coach


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