Evergreen Life Services

Direct Support Associate Fulltime


Talking Rock, GA


Full Time

Evergreen Life Services is looking for a Full-Time Direct Support Associate.  Sign-On Bonus Potential!!!  $250 sign-on bonus after 90 days and another $250 after 180 days! Position Description:  Direct Support Associate (DSA)

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports To:  Supervisor/Manager of Home or Appropriate Program or Day Program Supervisor

Created:  June 30, 2010

Revised: December 10, 2020


Job Summary

Responsible for maintaining a healthy, safe, and therapeutic environment for consumers and following through on their individual plans of care. 

Essential Job Functions:

·         Ensure the health and welfare of the consumers 

·         Assist consumers with medication and treatment plans as needed

·         Assist consumers in the care and cleaning of their home, including reporting of maintenance needs

·         Assist consumers with money management including budgeting, banking, and shopping

·         Assist consumers with daily life activities such as: meal preparation, reading usage, use of telephone, use of community services (post office, mass transportation), housekeeping, clothing care, self-care, and person hygiene

·         Make food and non-food purchases for the home when requested

·         Prepare meals

·         Ensure the maintenance of the home and grounds are done as requested

·         Complete all required documentation in accordance with applicable state agency(ies) and Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries, Inc. policies and procedures

·         Implement behavioral and other programs as trained and requested

·         Assist consumers with their goals as outlined in their plan of care document(s)

·         Identify potential behavior triggers and defuse or redirect as needed to ensure safety and well being of all involved

·         Provide consumer transportation in company or personal vehicle as requested 


·         Effectively read, write and communicate verbally in English and must be able to read and understand instructions, perform record-keeping and write reports

·         Valid driver’s license which meets Evergreen requirements for insurance purposes and proof of liability coverage if a vehicle is owned

·         Meet and maintain all requirements of the applicable state agency(ies), including good standing with state abuse and neglect registry

·         Submit to and pass drug screen and criminal background check

·         Ability to learn basic computer skills (i.e. turn on/off, log in/out, input data, approve timesheet)

·         Prior experience as a direct support worker preferred  

Physical Demands and Working Environment

·         Constantly moves about to coordinate work

·         Regularly moves and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds while assisting consumers in home, workshop, or job site. 

·         Regularly assist consumers physically by lifting and positioning them as appropriate

·         Constantly alert and aware to consumer’s needs

·         Occasionally exposed to viruses and infectious conditions 


Supervisory Responsibilities


·         Will not supervise 


Special Requirements

·         Represent Evergreen in public in a fashion that would reflect credibility and professionalism on the organization.  

·         Desire to work with people with disabilities and enhance their quality of life

·         Function successfully in stressful situations

·         Demonstrate high moral standards so as to be a positive role model for consumers

·         Complete all orientation and on the job training prior to starting work

·         Work assigned shifts as required by management

·         Attend all training classes as required

Company Website: evergreenls.org

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