Direct support professionals (DSPs) are people who work directly with people with physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into his/her community or the least restrictive environment.
Please see our job description for direct support professionals for more information
If you have the desire to make a difference and if you have the ability to help people learn, DSDC may have an employment opportunity for you. DSDC is looking for people interested in helping people realize their aspirations. Previous experience related to the disability field is not required.
Here is a short video created by another Agency ladd that is located in Cincinnati, OH. This video gives a brief overview of what to expect when you become a DSP
•Supported Employment: Staff assist individuals in securing jobs that match their unique skills and aptitude, job coaching, and ongoing support as needed.
•Community Based Day: Staff provide opportunities for individuals to explore the community by being involved in chosen activities that may result in meaningful relationships or paid employment.
•Staff provide individual assistance with a variety of activities in the home and community for adults and children.
•Supported Living: Staff supports one to three people living in their own home in the community.
•Residential Habilitation: Staff supports people living in homes owned by the Agency.
•Medical Residential: Nursing services are provided in addition to 24 hour per day staffing in specialized, accessible homes.
•Family Based Residential Services: One or two individuals live with and receive support from a family in the family’s home.
•Nursing Services: Licensed nurses provide physician ordered services in the individual’s home or in the community.
•Respite Services: Short term residential support is provided in the individual’s home or in agency owned homes.
Family Support Services
•Family Support: Families with a member with a severe disability are supported according to the needs identified by the family. Services may include, but are not limited to, financial assistance, supplies, equipment, respite, and service coordination.
Early Intervention Services
•Foundations Early Intervention: Services are provided in the home and community for infants and toddlers under age three who exhibit a delay or disability in speech, motor, cognitive, social or other skills, and for their families.
Employment and Community First
•Essential Family Supports, which targets people of all ages who live at home with their families
•Essential Supports for Employment and Independent Living, which targets people who are 21 or older who are living or want to live independently and pursue employment and community living goals
•Comprehensive Supports for Employment and Community Living, which targets people who are 21 or older who need a more comprehensive level of support to meet their employment and community living goals.
Mid-Cumberland Child Care Resource and Referral
•Mid-Cumberland Child Care Resource and Referral: Provides resources to parents, child care professionals, and others who support quality childcare and development.
•The Arc: Promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
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