Social Action & Advocacy

A Social Service agency in Union County is seeking Full Time Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to join our team to make a difference in someone’s life. The DSP supports individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in a residential setting.

The role of a DSP is to assist in the daily care of people with disabilities and provide on-site supervision and support 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Your vital job functions are essential to members’ health, safety, and welfare.

Full-Time hours are 3:00 PM -11:00 PM and include weekends. Days will vary depending on the program.

The ideal candidate has a high school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and a genuine desire to work with individuals with developmental disabilities.

One week of paid orientation (M-F 9am-5pm) is required prior to the start of your assignment. In addition, ongoing paid training outside of normal work hours is required.

Full Time positions include an awesome benefits package! Positions are located in Union County.

We provide you with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). EOE


Assists individuals’ needs and develops an effective counseling/support relationship
Provides hands on assistance with activities of daily living, including bathing and hygiene, and helps with fire drills and/or other health and safety issues as needed
Provides assistance for daily living skills, supportive counseling, and direct care assistance
Follows treatment plan, ensures the member’s health and safety, and promotes independence and person centered planning
Helps with food shopping, menu planning, and meal preparation
Communicates ongoing care results and updates to relevant parties
Collaborates with families and superiors for best care opportunities
Helps to arrange and attend social activities
Transports members to medical appointments, recreation activities, etc.
Helps ensure a safe, clean, organized, environment
Ensures that required documentation is complete and is in compliance with regulations and standards
Helps resolve member and family concerns
Attends required trainings, staff meetings, and other meetings/events as requested
Performs other duties as required

High school diploma or GED required
Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities a plus
Valid driver’s license
Car to use for work purposes
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Basic computer skills required, including agency software programs and Electronic Health Record
Willing and able to attend required trainings outside of normal work hours

November 8, 2021

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