Direct Support Professional
DSPs provide customized assistance to individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain valued social roles in the community, develop meaningful relationships, experience a quality home life, and become increasingly autonomous. DSPs assist individual's to reach their goals by teaching new skills, and networking within the community.
Interest and aptitude to work with and for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
Social skills and empathy required to relate well to others
Competence to learn and apply best practice strategies
Physical ability to perform functions of lifting, transferring, positioning, and personal hygiene
Basic language, written, and computer skills necessary for communication and documentation
Must be available some nights and weekends
Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation
HOW WE'RE DIFFERENT
We don't operate day programs or staffed residences for individuals with disabilities. Instead of day programs, we support people to become active, valued members of Louisville's communities. Instead of staff residences, we support people to live and thrive in homes of their own.
WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR
We are hiring excellent Direct Support Professionals who are invested in changing lives and being part of a social justice movement that recognizes individuals with disabilities as valued members of society. We hope that DSP is you!