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Direct Support Professional – Residential Services (No Experience Necessary)

To support developmentally disabled individuals (service recipients) in their development of basic living and social skills.

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Training and Development Specialist (RN)

Position Summary

The Training and Development Specialist is responsible for preparing, facilitating, monitoring, evaluating, and documenting medical related training activities in the agency. This position also provides office services by implementing administrative systems, procedures, and policies, and monitoring administrative projects. Training and Development Specialist will manage the activities of the medical training program. The Training and Development Specialist assists with achieving a quality-learning environment for all trainees and current agency employees.

Position Responsibilities

Specific duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

• Provide training opportunities for managers, nursing, and employees of the agency to gain additional training and education in their respective areas of responsibilities.
• Enhance the quality of current training offered through the agency by promoting an environment that promotes the psychological, emotional, and physical well-being of individuals.
• Assist with preparation of program materials, equipment set-up, and medical training files and reports.
• Prepare correspondence, reports, and other documents by maintaining updated curriculum database and employee training records.
• Assist with maintaining office files and confidential records.
• Provide supervision of current and new trainees during med tech training.
• Design and prepare educational aids and materials (purchase orders, financial statements, training material, etc).
• Assist DON with medical reports (accident and illness, falls, med errors, infection control, etc.) that will enhance training for new and current agency employees and develop med training program
• Teaches the initial medication technician 16-hour course and annual refresher course; as well as supervise the initial medication pass.
• Keeps the master technician list up to date and distributed.
• Participates on the medication safety and policy committee.
• Facilitate learning through a variety of delivery methods including classroom instruction, virtual training, onsite learning, and test administration.
• Displays evidence of continued education relevant to job requirements.
• Exemplify the desired culture and philosophies of the organization
• Maintain professionalism while interacting with others throughout the agency (coworkers, sub-coordinates, supervisors, and senior team members)
• Answer telephones, direct calls as appropriate, and respond to inquiries.

Essential Skills and Experience

• Current SC RN License and at least 2-3 years’ experience in a training environment or Associate’s Degree
• Must be at least 21 years of age with a minimum of at least two years previous related experience or equivalent education and / or experience in a human service working environment
• Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality concerning employee files/records and HIPPA guidelines.
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Effective written, listening, and verbal communication skills
• Excellent computer skills with exceptional Excel knowledge
• Time management skills and organizational skills
• Analytical and problem solving skills

Beneficial Skills and Experience
• Proficient ability to use independent judgment, analytical/decision-making skills, verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, human relation skills, team working skills, and organizational skills
• Ability to work flexible shift hours based on needs of the department, including weekends.
• Proficiency in implementing and monitoring systems, providing problem solving skills, and demonstrating familiarity with state guidelines, policies, and regulations.
• Knowledge of standard office equipment (personal computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, filing systems, etc.)

Thrive Upstate is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Position Summary
Under the supervision of the Director of Nursing, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for managing the medical needs of individuals receiving services.

Position Responsibilities
• Evaluates needs of individuals served, assuring individuals have appropriate medical appointments including but not limited to primary care physician visits, dental exams, specialty consults, physical therapy, and laboratory testing.
• Ensures individuals served attend necessary appointments by communicating with the Program Managers and CTH Coordinators.
• Communicates with Nursing and Residential staff concerning individual illnesses, concerns, or medication changes.
• Contacts families/guardians for assigned individuals regarding appointment scheduling, outcomes of appointments (including medication changes), and health concerns.
• Reviews Physician’s Order Sheets and Medication Administration Records for accuracy monthly for assigned individuals.
• Ensures that all new orders for assigned individuals have been transcribed correctly in the Medication Administration Record at the residence.
• Communicates with Medication Coordinator to ensure that a continuous supply of medication is available, and that all new orders are started within 24 hours.
• Ensures test results and ordered follow-ups have been communicated with the ordering health care provider, and that recommendations for any order change have been followed.
• Provides support to residences and advises staff on appropriate treatment and care.
• Uses developmentally appropriate teaching methods to instruct staff, individuals served, and families based on identified health needs.
• Maintains medical charts for assigned individuals, ensuring that all documentation is accurate and complete, and that all records have been filed appropriately.
• Maintains consumer confidentiality according to the HIPAA.
• Documents medication error(s) according to policy.
• Completes other duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing.

Essential Skills and Experience
• Graduate of accredited practical nurse or vocational nursing program with current LPN license held in good standing with the South Carolina State Board of Nursing or
• Licensed Practical Nurse with current certification and in good standing with American Medical Technologist Board of Directors.
• Current CPR & first aid certification
• Valid SC driver’s license
• Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with others.
• Behaves in a professional and ethical manner, using appropriate professional judgment during stressful periods of time.
• Prioritizes and manages time effectively to assure completion of assigned duties.
• Displays positive interactions with coworkers, individuals served, and families.
• Promotes an environment of care.
• Prior experience in the health-related field and individuals with developmental disabilities preferred

Thrive Upstate is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.


  • Telephone
    • Call 864-372-3406
  • Fax
    • Dial 864-288-9757
  • In Person
    • Visit Administration/Human Resources at:
      1700 Ridge Road
      Greenville SC 29607
    • You will find our most current list of open positions and job descriptions at the reception desk.


Thrive Upstate is an “at-will,” equal opportunity employer. It is the proud policy of the Thrive Upstate to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to sex, race, genetic information, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under state or federal law.