DSP (Direct Support Professional)

Somerset, NJ
Salary: $11.00 to $13.00 /hour

Job Description


The Direct Support Professional is responsible to provide 1:1 support to individuals with developmental disabilities in a 24 hour Supervised Apartment. The direct support professional will provide assistance in helping our individuals maintain/increase independence, dignity, privacy, choice, and individuality. The direct support professional will also transport and supervise activities with the individual in the community such as movies, plays, exhibits, plays, driving range swimming at the Y along with art and cooking class.

  • Complete required training
  • Foster and support a safe, positive, supportive and nurturing work environment
  • Attend scheduled meetings to discuss client progress goals and individual performance
  • Attend training on, and implement behavior support plans as needed
  • Support individuals in developing and meeting their service plan goals
  • Accurate and timely completion of timesheets and service logs

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma (minimum requirement)
  • Bachelor’s degree (Preferred)

Training and Other Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Minimum 1 year of Human Service Experience
  • Experience with personal Care (toileting, bathing)
  • Experience with behavior support (managing aggression/self-injury, elopement)
  • Professional writing and verbal communication
  • DDD Shifting Expectations
  • Prevention of Abuse, Neglect & Exploitation
  • DDD Life-Threatening Emergencies (Danielle’s Law)
  • Additional specialized training
  • (Free training will be facilitated by Friends of Cyrus based on need/assignment)

Essential physical/sensory demands and travel involved with the position:

(See below for list of frequent job-related demands)

  • Standing; Walking; Lifting; Carrying; Pushing / Pulling; Bending; Reaching; Visual;
  • Hearing; Speaking; Running; Driving; Use of personal vehicle

Job Type: Full Time ( Monday – Friday 7 am-3 pm, 3 pm-11 pm & 11 pm-7 am)

(Saturday and Sunday 7 am-3 pm, 3 pm-11 pm & 11 pm-7 am)

Job Type: Full Time

Salary: $11.00 to $13.00 /hour

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