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General Description

Direct Support Professionals provide direct assistance and support services to address the needs of individuals with disabilities and/or their families. The Direct Support Professional reports directly to and receives weekly and/or as needed support and supervision from their Team Supervisor and/or program.

Minimum Requirements

●High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma required
●At least 18 years of age
●Associates or Bachelor Degree in Human Services or related field preferred/one year experience working with people with disabilities and their families
●Safe driving record, current driver’s license, personal vehicle, and current motor vehicle liability insurance required.
●Ability to pass a CORI/SORI


Job Responsibilities Overview
Note: Below are highlights from DSP job description; please ask for further details.

●  Responsibilities are based upon the needs of the individuals and may vary depending on their unique needs and goals.
●  Supports individuals and when appropriate their families in identifying areas of need and goals that the individual wishes to achieve.
●  Supports individuals in increasing and/or maintaining their everyday independence within their homes and communities.
●  Supports individuals to participate in activities or events of their choice and to become active members in their communities; to overcome any identified barriers to being included in any chosen activity; and to develop healthy personal relationships.
●  Provides a sounding board for the individual’s day to day concerns, as well as, encourages individuals to increase their own self advocacy skills.
●  Encourages individuals to understand and protect their Human Rights.
●    Maintains open communication and works with all team members.

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Are you willing to work overtime?
If driving is a requirement of the job for which you are applying, do you have a valid driver's license?
If you are a minor, can you produce the work certificate necessary to obtain employment?
Are you able, at the time of employment, to submit verification of your legal right to work in the US (verification and completion of the Form I-9 must be submitted no later than 3 business days from date of hire.)
Educational Background
Work Experience

Please list your last three employers, starting with present or most recent place of employment. You may include any verifiable work performed on a volunteer basis, internships or military service.  We will need the names and contact information of at least two of your current/previous managers/supervisors to use as references.

Employer Two

Please provide up to three references below.

I understand that this application is not a contract, offer, or promise of employment. I acknowledge that employment with the company is on an employment at will basis. This means that my employment with the company can be terminated at any time, with or without cause or advance notice and acceptance of employment is not a contract of employment for any specified time. Similarly I am free to terminate my employment with the company at any time for any reason. This at-will provision may be modified or waived only in a written agreement signed by the company's president and me. I further understand that I am responsible for being familiar with the Company's policies, rules and regulations and I understand that the company has complete discretion to modify its policies, rules, regulations and practices at any time, to the extent permitted by federal, state and local law, except that it will not modify its policy of employment at will. By my continued employment with the company, I consent to such changes. I certify that the above information is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification, misrepresentation or omission of information on this form or relating to my application of employment may result in my denial of employment, or if employed, my immediate dismissal. I hereby authorize the company or its agents to confirm all statements contained in this application and/or resume to the extent permitted by federal, state or local law and i agree to complete any requisite authorization forms (federal law requires a separate release form when obtaining Consumer Credit Reports.) I release all parties from any liability arising out of this provision and the use of such information. Please note that upon an accepted offer of employment The Arc of Bristol County d/b/a proAbility will conduct both a CORI and BCI background check.


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