Direct Support Professional (DSP)

  • Day Support Activities Program (part time)
  • Day Support Activities Program (part time)
  • Work Skills Program (part time)
Employment Application Form

An application must be submitted to be considered but no resumé is necessary.

Day Services Program
M-F: 9am – 2pm with 2-3 meetings per month between 9am to 4:30pm

Work Skills Program
M-F: 9am – 2pm with 2-3 meetings per month between 9am to 4:30pm

$12.50 hour

General Description
Provide supervision and support for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities. The dsp supports client employees within the program assisting with staying focused on the task at hand, problem solving, following the behavior support plan and ensure that the person is achieving his/her goals. This could include providing outings in the community, in-house activities, job skill development, social skill development, and work/volunteer experience. The dsp will encourage participation, teach skills and motivate efforts, collect data on progress, give input of possible goals and objectives, attend meetings as requested, and implement of goals and objectives. Additional duties include supervision of client employee routines, including lunch time assistance while in the community and in-house, assisting clients with personal hygiene and restroom needs, operate a hoyer lift, driving company vehicles, incident reporting, general record keeping through therap, general housekeeping to maintain an organized and healthy environment, advocate for client’s rights, assure compliance with oregon administrative rules and promote and support overall training efforts of the department and the company mission.

What We Are Looking for:

  • Build a positive partnership with all employees
  • Enthusiastic, positive, creative, and self-motivated
  • Teach skills in a fun and engaging way
  • Respond quickly and respectfully, in a crisis situation
  • Follow structure with a sense of flexibility
  • Organize multiple tasks
  • Dependable, loyal, and trustworthy
  • Good observation skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Learn signs and gestures that are specific to people being supported
  • Meeting the physical demands of the job


  • Must be able to work as part of a team
  • Must be at least 18 years old (Oregon administrative rule 309-047-0100-04)
  • Must pass a drug screen test, initially and randomly
  • Must pass a Department of Human Services criminal background check
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. (per OARS)
  • Some positions require a valid driver’s license, be licensed for at least one year, have a good driving record and be at least 21 years of age to drive company vehicles
  • Must obtain certification in CPR and standard first aid (training available)
  • Must obtain certification in the Oregon intervention system (OIS) (training available)