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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Company: Independent Beginnings
Location: Delaware
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview:
At Independent Beginnings, we provide best in class home health care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Serving our clients requires an amazing team of Direct Support Professionals (DSP) / Caregivers with a big heart who are willing to provide supportive services and companionship to them. If you are looking for a Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver position where you have a passion to help others and truly want to make a difference in the lives of others, we would like to speak with you about joining our team.
Shifts Available:

  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
  • Days
  • Nights
  • Weekends

    What we will provide you as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver:

    • $13.50 - $16.50/Hour (depending on experience, longevity and behavior)
    • Weekend add-on rate (applies to certain shifts and conditions)
    • Incentive bonus potential
    • PTO for full time employees after 90 days of employment
    • No mandatory overtime! Voluntary overtime available!
    • Weekly pay
    • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match after one year of employment
    • Health insurance allowance beginning in 2023
    • $250 Employee Referral Program
    • Worked Holidays are paid at a premium
    • An amazing and fun team atmosphere that is supportive and transparent
    • Paid Training for CPR/First Aid and Medication Administration
    • 8% Immediate discount on AT&T Wireless Services
    • Flexible schedule and ability to maintain a healthy work/life balance

      As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver you will:

      • Provide direct care to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities
      • Help with daily activities including personal care, housekeeping, and meal preparation
      • Work closely with a team of people including co-workers, consumer family members, and medical professionals to help our clients to live as independent as possible
      • Transport clients as needed to appointments and other activities
      • Accompany clients to medical and other appointments to ensure their needs are met by the physician or provider


        • High school diploma or GED preferred. **DODD will temporarily waive the requirement that DSPs must have a high school diploma or GED. This waiver will be effective through September 30, 2023. Employees without a high school diploma or GED cannot be certified to administer medications
        • Must be at least 18 years of age
        • Must be able to communicate in English, including both spoken and written
        • A personal vehicle that is well maintained if transporting clients
        • Must successfully complete a criminal background check

          Preferred Experience:

          • One year working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities is preferred
          • Direct Support Professional (DSP) / Caregiver / Home Health Aide / Home Health Care / Personal Care experience is a plus


            • CPR/First Aid - Provided if you are not currently certified
            • Medication Administration - Provided if you are not currently certified
            • Must have a valid driver's license with no more than 5 points on your driving record if transporting clients
            • DODD Provider Training
            • Proof of personal auto insurance

              *Independent Beginnings supports and celebrates inclusion and diversity*


Keywords: Independent Beginnings, Columbus , Direct Support Professional (DSP), Other , Delaware, Ohio

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