Position Details

Direct Support Professionals work directly with individuals with I/DD in residential settings, day programs and in the community to assist them in living their best life in a safe environment.  DSP carry out an individual’s prescribed plan of care and is an integral member of the care team.  As such, DSP

  • Help the person overcome barriers and challenges.

  • Assists individuals with establishing and maintaining a network of relationships.

  • Protect the health, safety, and well-being of each person to the fullest extent possible.

  • Teaches skills in adaptive behavior, activities of daily living, development of social skills and fosters greater independence and self-direction.

Job tasks include:

  • Carries out all interventions, procedures, and notifications in accordance with the individuals service plan, agency protocols and OPWDD regulations.

  • Assist with the individual’s personal hygiene needs, including toileting, bathing, food preparation and feeding.

  • Assist in all aspects of the individual’s developmental needs including behavior management, communication, socialization, recreation, medical care, and socialization.

  • Ensure the cleanliness of the residence and programs areas used throughout their assigned shift.

  • Encourage positive interaction between residents, staff, and neighbors.

  • Advocate for clients to gain support for changing or unmet needs.

  • Handle emergencies as they occur and make proper notifications to supervisors and appropriate administrator.

  • Review and document an individual’s daily activities and progress towards the individual’s service goals.

  • Maintain all OPWDD and agency required training and certifications.

Professional requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Basic computer skills, excellent communication skills

  • A team player – within a circle of support

If you’re interested in joining The Beacon Group