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.

4206

Part Time DSP

Schedule:
Tues & Thurs 5p-9p

Location:
Federal Building Contract

Resident Population:
7 men and women

4608

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon-Thur 11a-6p, Sat-Sun 10a-10p (every other weekend)

Location:
Jackson Heights Apartments

Resident Population:
18 men and women

6801

Part Time DSP

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

Location:
Jackson Heights Apartments

Resident Population:
18 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.

6107

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon, Wed-Fri 6:00a-1:00p, Sat-Sun 8a-8p (every other weekend)

Location:
1124 House

Resident Population:
8 men and women

6110

Full Time DSP

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

Location:
1124 House

Resident Population:
8 men and women

6116

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon-Tues 3-10p, Wed-Thurs 2p-9p, Sat-Sun 8a-8p (every other weekend)

Location:
1124 House

Resident Population:
8 men and women

6214

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon-Tue 10a-6p, Thur-Fri 10a-6p, Sat-Sun 10a-6p (every other weekend)

Location:
827 House

Resident Population:
11 men and women

6408

Part Time DSP

Schedule:
Fri 4-8p, 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

6513

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Wed 9p-9a, Thurs-Fri 9p-8a, Sat-Sun 9p-9a, Mon-Tues 10p-8a (7 days on, 7 days off) 

Location:
38499 House

Resident Population:
11 men and women

6515

Full Time DSP

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

Location:
38499 House

Resident Population:
11 men and women

6516

Full Time DSP

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

Location:
38499 House

Resident Population:
11 men and women

6706

Part Time DSP

Schedule:
Thurs 2p-9p, Sat-Sun 8a-8p (every other weekend) 

Location:
15 House

Resident Population:
7 women

6707

Part Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon 3p-10p, Sat-Sun 8a-8p (every other weekend)

Location:
15 House

Resident Population:
7 women

6710

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Tues-Wed 3p-10p, Thurs-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

6905

Full Time DSP

Schedule:
Mon, Wed, Thurs ,Fri 2p-9p, Sat-Sun 8a-8p (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