Job Openings – Jackson County

Direct Support Professional

Compensation: $18.00/hour (+ $2.00 temp. crisis pay)

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are people who work directly with people with physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into his/her community.

  • No experience necessary as we do training internally
  • Minimum of high school diploma or demonstrated equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license and be insurable
  • Experience or sincere interest in working with adults or children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities within a setting promoting community integration, normalization, and treatment of all persons with dignity and respect
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, lift, and carry at least fifty (50) pounds of weight without assistance when performing household duties, shopping, or assisting individuals served
  • Must be able to lift and/or transfer physically challenged individuals who require such assistance to remain active and mobile while engaged in household or community activities
  • To actively participate in developing and implementing plans to meet the needs of the individuals served
  • To document on proper forms all activity relative to the operation of the home or work site
  • Assist with medication management
  • To follow written behavior support strategies, including completion of all written documentation requirement
  • Basic understanding and experience with computers and programs; prior knowledge or experience with Therap preferred