Direct Support Professional – All Regions
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides direct care and support services to individuals with developmental disabilities in a community residential setting. Work is performed independently following the Individual Support Plans developed by the Interdisciplinary Team under the general supervision of the Program Specialist. This work is reviewed through observation, conference, and written evaluation. The essential functions of a DSP include support individuals with self-care, health care, domestic skills, nutrition needs, vocational/educational pursuits, mobility, community integration, and money management. You will be required to participate in team meetings, record individual progress, and maintain and safe and healthy home environment. We offer a competitive starting wage and, after 60 days, an excellent benefits package. Our organization will conduct child abuse, FBI, and criminal background checks upon job offer and pre-employment drug screening. Contact the regional office nearest to you for information about the current starting wage, benefits, available shifts, and any other questions you might have.
RESPOND Direct Support Professional – Allegheny Region
The RESPOND Direct Support Professional (DSP) is a residential DSP who works with adolescents with mental health needs in a group home setting in the Elizabeth, PA area. Applicants must have at least two (2) years of experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs. Applicants must be 18 years or older, possess a valid PA driver’s license, and have dependable transportation. This position has similar responsibilities as outlined in the DSP listing above. The main difference in the RESPOND program is working with children and adolescents cooperatively with a more extensive treatment team, including professionals from WPIC, to provide supports in a more intensive program setting. We offer a competitive starting wage and, after 60 days, an excellent benefits package. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. A higher pay rate is offered to applicants who have completed a four (4) year college degree. Our organization will conduct child abuse, FBI, and criminal background checks upon job offer and pre-employment drug screening. Contact the Allegheny regional office at 412-382-7191 for information about the current starting wage, benefits, available shifts, and any other questions you might have.