Direct Support Professional

Job Summary

Direct Support Professionals support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in being independent in all areas of their lives, to become and remain involved in their community and to assist each person to achieve personal outcomes that reflect their dreams, hopes and desires. We maintain a structured and healthy environment to enhance the wellbeing of persons served while providing continual guidance regarding life skills, academic skills, and work skills to ensure appropriate social interaction.

Employees should be prepared to work with individuals to reach their set goals and motivate them to be independent. It is important that employees can address challenges as they arise, recognize problem behaviors and implement plans of correction to help.

Physical Demands of the Job

  • Kneel, squat, twist, crouch, crawl, bend, stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Lift/carry up to 50 pounds
  • Push or pull (wheelchairs, groceries, supplies, etc.)
  • Assist people that are not able to move on their own
    (bed to wheelchair, wheelchair to chair, floor to chair, chair to vehicle, etc.)
  • Climb stairs carrying things or assisting someone else
  • Perform CPR

Requirements for Employment

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Minimum of High School diploma or GED
  • Basic fluency in oral and written English.

Extensive training is provided to new employees to enable them to do the best work possible.

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Positions Serving More Independent Residents

The individuals living in these apartments are more independent and need assistance with daily living skills such as cleaning, laundry, cooking meals and meal prep, money management, safety skills and being a good neighbor/tenant. Employees will assist with occasional personal care and administering medications as needed. Additional help is expected to be provided for individuals with transportation, shopping, outings and other events.

4205

Part Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon, Wed, Fri 5p-9p

Location:
Federal Building Contract

Resident Population:
7 men and women

4206

Part Time DSP

Schedule:
Tues & Thurs 5p-9p

Location:
Federal Building Contract

Resident Population:
7 men and women

6309

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 7a-2p, Sat-Sun 8a-8p (every other weekend)

Location:
1109 Apartments

Resident Population:
16 men and women

6316

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Tues-Fri 2:30-9:30p, Sat-Sun 9a-9p (every other weekend)

Location:
1109 Apartments

Resident Population:
16 men and women

4205

Part Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon-Wed 5-9p, Sat-Sun 8a-8p (every other weekend)

Location:
Jackson Heights Apartments

Resident Population:
16 men and women

Positions Serving Less Independent Residents

The individuals living in these houses require more assistance and need to be provided with daily, in home support such as cooking meals and cleaning the house. Employees will assist with personal care and administering medications. Additional duties include taking individuals out to shop, eat and visit as needed.

6103

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Wed, Fri and Sat 8a-9pm

Location:
1124 House

Resident Population:
9 men and women

6106

Part Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon-Fri 6p-10p

Location:
1124 House

Resident Population:
9 men and women

6107

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Thur & Fri 6a-6p  and Sat 8a-8pm

Location:
1124 House

Resident Population:
9 men and women

6108

Part Time DSP

Schedule:
Sat & Sun 6p-10p

Location:
1124 House

Resident Population:
9 men and women

6110

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon-Wed & Fri 2p-9p, Sat-Sun 9a-9p (every other weekend)

Location:
1124 House

Resident Population:
9 men and women

6114

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Thur-Fri 6a-7p and Sat 6a-6pm

Location:
1124 House

Resident Population:
9 men and women

6211

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Wed 8p-7a, Thur-Sun 7p-7a, Mon 9p-7a, Tue 8p-7a (7 days on, 7 days off)

Location:
827 House

Resident Population:
11 men and women

6408

Part Time DSP

Schedule:
Fri 4p-8p, Sat-Sun 8a-8p (every other weekend)

Location:
702 House

Resident Population:
6 men

6410

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon-Wed 2p-10p, Thur-Fri 4p-8p, Sat-Sun 8a-8p (every other weekend)

Location:
702 House

Resident Population:
6 men

6504

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Wed & Fri 9a-9p, Sat 8a-9p

Location:
38499 House

Resident Population:
10 men and women

6514

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon-Tue & Thur-Fri 1p-9p, Sat-Sun 9a-9p (every other weekend)

Location:
38499 House

Resident Population:
10 men and women

6515

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Thur-Friday 6a-7p, Sat 8a-7p

Location:
38499 House

Resident Population:
10 men and women

6516

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon-Wed & Fri 2p-9p, Sat-Sun 8a-9p (every other weekend) 

Location:
38499 House

Resident Population:
10 men and women

6518

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Thur-Fri 6a-7p, Sat 7a-7p

Location:
38499 House

Resident Population:
10 men and women

6702

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon-Wed & Fri 2p-9p, Sat-Sun 9a-9p (every other weekend) 

Location:
15 House

Resident Population:
7 women

6703

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Thurs-Fri 6am-7pm, Sat 7a-7p

Location:
15 House

Resident Population:
7 women

6706

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Thur-Sat 8a-9p

Location:
15 House

Resident Population:
7 women

6710

Fall Time DSP

Schedule:
Tue-Wed 3p-10p, Thur-Fri 2p-9p, Sat-Sun 9a-9p (every other weekend)

Location:
15 House

Resident Population:
7 women

6902

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon-Wed & Fri 2p-9p, Sat-Sun 9a-9p (every other weekend) 

Location:
613 House

Resident Population:
7 men and women

6906

Part Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon & Wed  7a-2p, Sat-Sun 9a-9p (every other weekend) 

Location:
613 House

Resident Population:
7 men and women