Haywood Vocational Opportunities Inc.
  • Waynesville, NC, USA
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays


HVO provides vocational training to individuals with disabilities and challenges to help them live more independent, successful, and productive lives through the use of grants and the proceeds from our production of medical devices.


HVO, Inc. (Haywood Vocational Opportunities, Inc.) is a non-profit, mission-driven social enterprise located in the beautiful blue ridge mountains of Western North Carolina providing vocational training and employment opportunities to adults with disabilities and disadvantages in Haywood County, NC. HVO supports our mission through the production of medical drapes and other medical devices for domestic and international surgical needs. HVO has more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing of disposable healthcare products and has created partnerships with some of the key players in the international healthcare industry. We would love to have you come join our team and help us continue to provide life changing services for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages.

JOB TITLE: Direct Support Professional

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Hourly, Non-exempt

PURPOSE: Responsible for training clients in areas that will meet their individual goals. Direct Support Professional will assist with day-to-day activities in the Community Support Program (LTCS) and will perform duties in various areas of vocational training.

AREA OF PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITY: The primary responsibility is within the scope of the Developmental Disability Services of HVO, Inc.


  • Instruct clients on a one-on-one basis or in groups on goals and objectives according to their plan and to their plan and to program needs.
  • Provide feedback on progress verbally and through progress documentation (according to Waiver guidelines) to program manager on a daily basis.
  • Handle training needs, behavior management, communication and on the job training according to goal plans.
  • Be familiar and knowledgeable with all specifications of products in the departments in which the client/clients work.
  • Attend any meetings that pertain to the progress of assigned client/clients.
  • Drive both HVO and personal vehicles for work purposes.
  • Must be familiar with FDA and ISO standards as it relates to HVO's quality system.
  • Must be aware of applicable HVO safety rules and regulations and comply with these rules and regulations.
  • Promptly advise immediate supervisor of any problems that may arise in carrying out the above responsibilities.


  • Minimum of one year of experience working with persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Must possess skills in written and oral communication.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals with I/DD.
  • Be willing to participate in appropriate in-service training.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license and be approved by HVO's insurance carrier.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, background check, driver license check and NC Health Care Registry check.
  • Must be or become certified in First Aid/CPR/NCI.
  • Must meet minimum privileging criteria as a paraprofessional (10A NCAC 27G .0100-.0200) and meet client specific competencies as identified by the individual's plan of care.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to exert up to the weight of the client receiving services to lift, carry, push and pull or otherwise move objects.

Frequent walking, bending, stooping, reaching pulling and standing.

Must be able to assist with personal hygiene needs such as showering and


Push an occupied wheelchair over uneven pavement, up and down inclines.

Have the physical strength and coordination to assist adult clients to

Participate in individual and group activities.


CONFIDENTIALITY: Employee must sign and abide by confidentiality statement and request for privileges.

This description outlines major duties and responsibilities assigned to this job. The employee may be called upon to perform other duties not covered by this description.

WORKING HOURS: Mon - Fri 8:15am - 3:15pm

Haywood Vocational Opportunities Inc.
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