Direct Support Professional

November 8, 2021
Job Type
Base Salary
$12 an hour
Job Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 am -4:30 pm
Education Requirements
High School Diploma
Street Address
1100 East Preston Street


The Direct Support Professional is responsible for direct care and rehabilitative services to single and/or groups of persons served within the facility, “clubhouse model”, community training sites and/or community employment sites as outlined on Person-Centered Plan.


Essential functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reviews persons served information and Person-Centered Plan/Individual Support Plan to understand needs, limitations, strengths, and goals.
  • Provides direct supervision of the person(s) served based on the individual’s plan.
  • Follows Person-Centered Plan/Individual Support Plan
  • Provides one-on-one training and job coaching
  • Maintains current documentation of required qualifications and certifications for employment as outlined by program guidelines
  • Assist with coordination of services with other professionals, guardians, family members etc. as allowed by confidentiality guidelines
  • Completes documentation on person served progress
  • Performs community-based employment checks
  • Provides delivery of skill-building activities such as daily and community living skills, socialization, employment
  • Provides wellness education and direct interventions
  • Implement behavior management plans
  • Participates in development of PCP


Minimum Qualifications:

Required: High school diploma or equivalent. NC Driver’s License. NCI, CPR/AED/First Aid training will be provided.

Preferred: High school diploma or equivalent and two years of experience working in the Human Services filed with persons w/barriers to employment and community integration.


  • Ability to recognize and use effective instruction methods and resources
  • Ability to competently complete required training and execute methods of intervention
  • Ability to communicate in oral and written form
  • Ability to maintain effective working relations
  • Ability to relate positively to persons with disabilities, co-workers and community agencies
  • Ability to maintain credentialing documentation as required 
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