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Direct Support Professional
Title:Direct Support Professional
Department:Client Services

Are you looking for a part time job where you can earn a paycheck and have fun while you are doing it? HDC is looking for candidates for our Direct Support Professional roles.

In this role you will get to know different individuals and visit different homes. Spend time going on community outings and help with household duties. You will be a positive role model and guide individuals in their day to day behaviors.

Candidates need to be self-motivated and able to work independently. HS Diploma or GED required. Will need to have valid driver’s license, insurance and reliable transportation. Will need to be able to lift 50 lbs.

Full job description below.



Status: Non-Exempt

Title: Support Staff (Full or Part-Time)

Responsible to: Assigned Casemanager


Objective: To provide for the instruction, supervision, and guidance of individuals in Group Home, Supported Community Living, and Respite settings. To meet other specific individual needs of participants and to supplement programming by other staff.




  • Serves in the role of Counselor or Resident Counselor to participants.

  • Provides supportive encouragement to individuals on a personal basis both in a one-to-one or small group situation and given instruction, advice and assistance on personal problems.

  • Assists individuals to plan, prepare, and serve meals within their home with maximum participant involvement.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the house or apartment is clean and orderly and for completing work on the grounds as needed.

  • Serves as a situational counselor in assignments dealing with individuals who are intellectually disabled. As assigned provides supportive services to participants in matters regarding to orientation to the community.

  • Helps individuals in cultivating appropriate social, behavioral, personal care and interpersonal skills and attitudes useful in everyday community living and adjustments.

  • Assists individual in planning and participating in recreational activities and provides instruction and assistance on group trips and as social functions. Accompanies individuals on shopping trips or to obtain medical or dental care, as needed.

  • Notifies supervisor immediately when initials, specific training is needed prior to working an assignment.

  • Responsible for communicating in a professional manner to the participants and their families

  • Implements individual plans, including necessary documentation.

  • Confers with Casemanagers and other staff regarding special problems and attends meetings and training as required.

  • Responsible for safe transportation with personal vehicles and/or agency vehicles.

  • Responsible for timely and accurate completion of daily documentation, incident reports, and other required reports and documentation.

  • Responsible for assisting participants in budgeting and other types of money management and completing all required documentation in regards to monetary transactions.

  • Provides for security and safety within area of responsibility.

  • Assists with intermittent catheterizations as training and assigned.

  • Supports individuals in taking, and ordering medications including monitoring and completing documentation as required by individuals and specific programs.

  • Reports contact with outside agencies/individuals immediately to supervisor.

  • Attends training as assigned.

  • Interacts professionally with participants, their families and outside agencies.

  • Maintain excellent attendance and punctuality to ensure participant’s needs are met. Regular and on site attendance required.

  • Responsible for working weekends and holidays.

  • Follows HIPAA and confidentiality policies.

    Other duties as assigned



    Knowledge and Abilities:


    Knowledge of the organization, functions, policies, rules, and philosophy of the community residential division and the Handicapped Development Center

    Ability to secure the confidence, respect, and cooperation of participants and their families and exercise tact, initiative, and good judgment in dealing with them

    Ability to anticipate problems and to cope quickly and decisively with unexpected situations and behavior

    Must have ability to hear participant day or night and/or from separate rooms

    Ability to lift from floor/carry/transfer individuals and adaptive equipment in excess of 50 pounds

    Possesses a current and valid driver’s license and maintains a good driving record. Must not be denied coverage by HDC’s insurance carrier

    Good perception, powers of observation, and mental alertness

    Ability to report accurately on conditions

    Ability to keep timely and accurate documentation of services and expenditures

    Ability to carry/escort individuals in excess of 50 pounds and utilize PBS techniques during behavior problems

    Ability to use basic computer programs (Microsoft office suite) to complete electronic documentation and perform basic functions related to computer use. (i.e. keyboarding, email, data entry)

Ability to use computer to navigate and enter information into web-based software

Ability to successfully complete medication manager class

Possesses valid car insurance

Ability to understand and follow the policies and procedures of HDC


Training and Experience:


Graduation from high school or GED


  • Denotes essential functions of the position.

    The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so employed.


    Revised: 6/18

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