direct support professional resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Competent DSP with demonstrated success in helping Developmental Disability adults. Proficient in common medical procedures, recreational planning and techniques for promoting patient and staff safety. Discerning, well-organized and respectful of patient needs. Passionate about supporting patients in ADL environments dealing with mental health concerns such as emotional and physical needs. Experienced non-medical Care Provider offering 20 years of expertise providing in-home care. Complete domestic duties, help patients with self-care and hygiene and provide companionship. Experienced working with children and elderly, with skill anticipating and proactively addressing client needs. Friendly and engaging with strong attention to detail.

  • Community integration
  • Patient Assessments
  • Care plan assessment
  • Behavioral Management
  • State Regulations Knowledge
  • Meal Planning and Preparation
  • Medication Administration
  • Filing and data archiving
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • ADLs Assistance
  • Emotional Support
Work History
3/21/19 to Current Direct Support Professional Familylinks | Braddock Hills, PA,
  • Consulted with different healthcare disciplines to offer important mental health support to three to four patients.
  • Enhanced successful patient outcomes by helping each participate in recreational activities alone or in groups.
  • Monitored and reported clients' progress
  • Documented client progress in charts and logbooks
  • Fostered independence in disabled individuals while closely monitoring safety at all times
  • Administered necessary medications as directed by care plan
  • Transported clients to doctor's appointments and other related errands
  • Engaged with patients and families, providing emotional support and instruction in preparing healthy meals, independent living skills and adaptation to disability or illness
  • Worked with multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide comprehensive mental healthcare to three patients
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment to promote client happiness and safety
5/10/99 to 12/2018 In-Home Childcare Provider Ymca Twin Cities | Eden Prairie, MN,
  • Applied positive behavior management techniques to enhance social interactions and emotional development.
  • Met with parents about daily activities, positive developments and issues.
  • Established lasting, professional connections with families and children by encouraging open communication and delivering positive feedback.
  • Supported healthy emotional and social development through intervention in conflict between children, positive reinforcement techniques and encouraging cooperation
  • Engaged with children, providing nurturing, safe environments to promote emotional, social and intellectual growth
  • Balanced schedules to provide optimal rest, play and educational periods
  • Discussed new developments, misbehavior and concerns with parents or guardians
  • Cared for up to six children ranging in age from newborn to school aged.
8/5/93 to 08/1998 Assistant Teacher Cuyuna Regional Medical Center | Baxter, MN,
  • Partnered with teacher to plan and implement lessons following school's curriculum, goals, objectives and philosophies.
  • Assisted teachers with classroom management and document coordination to maintain positive learning environment.
  • Supported student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance.
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development by implementing classroom games and outdoor recreational activities.
  • Performed diverse tasks for teachers, including clerical support, classroom management and document coordination
  • Promoted student learning by providing individualized and small group support to reinforce classroom topics
  • Created individualized reading learning centers to improve program delivery
  • Conducted special assessments and tutoring sessions to support individual student needs
  • Prepared bulletin boards, classroom materials and individual student portfolios to support teacher plans
3/12/91 to 6/19/91 Nursing Assistant Franklin Plaza Nursing Home | City, STATE,
  • Documented information in patient charts and communicated status updates to interdisciplinary care team.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Engaged with patient family and friends to provide courteous, efficient visit experience.
  • Provided daily living activities to patients by serving meals, feeding, ambulating and turning over and positioning patients.
Expected in 02/1997 to to Associate of Arts | Early Childhood Special Education Community Career Center, Cleveland, OH, GPA:
  • Professional development completed in [C.D.A]
  • Coursework in social, emotional and mental health education.
  • First aid CPR Training - 2019
  • Medication Certification Training - 2020
  • C.D.C Certification Training - 2018
  • DODD Training - 2020

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School Attended

  • Community Career Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Direct Support Professional
  • In-Home Childcare Provider
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Nursing Assistant


  • Associate of Arts

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