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Jill's House Inc

Summer Intern - Direct Support Professional

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Job Location

Vienna, VA, United States

Job Description

Summer Intern – Direct Support Professional


Tysons, Vienna, VA, US

Jill's House Summer Interns work as Direct Support Professionals, who provide direct care and supervision for

6–22-year-old clients with intellectual disabilities during day camps at Jill's House Tysons (Vienna, VA) and during weekend camps at Jill's House Blue Ridge (Middleburg, VA). Interns typically work approximately 50 hours a week and are expected to have the physical stamina to perform all aspects of this job, including various Activities of Daily Living for their clients. (including lifting, showering, diapering, dressing)

The internship experience will develop interns' exposure to the disability community, enhance their professional and care-giving skills, and deepen their spiritual growth.

Start Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

End Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022

Though the end date is August 7, interns are encouraged to stay as long into August as they can. The dates are contingent on each intern's individual college schedule. Interns are paid a monthly stipend, and those from out of the area are offered housing. In addition to serving as direct care staff, interns also participate in required social outings, Bible studies, and professional development opportunities throughout the summer.

Direct Support Professional Intern Description:

  • Work 4–12-hour shifts
  • Lead an assigned group of 1-4 clients through their scheduled activities (chapel, pool, music, art, playground, gym)
  • Follow an individualized service plan for each client in their group to ensure that their clients' basic physical, emotional, and behavioral needs are met
  • Provide a safe, fun, and positive experience for their clients
  • Accurately document details related to each client's stay
  • Cooperate with coworkers and supervisors to provide the best care possible
  • Interact with the families of the clients we serve

Education Requirements:

Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university

Additional Qualifications/Requirements:

Vibrant faith in Jesus Christ

Passion for serving God and others

Desire to develop or to enhance direct care skills that will support the clients we serve

Must review and sign the attached Vision & Values Statement


Location: Vienna, Virginia, US

Posted Date: 1/12/2022
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January 12, 2022
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