Requisition Number: MASSA-DRSPP-H-09-2020-07
Job Title: Direct Support Professional [RELIEF]
City: Medford
State: MA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 0
Salary Range: $12.75 - $13.66/hour

Direct Support Professional [RELIEF]

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Description/Job Summary

RHD Boston provides residential, day, and individual supports to men and women with developmental disabilities in the Greater Boston area. Programs are located in Greater Boston [Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park, Waltham, Walpole, Arlington, Medford]. 

Our programs focus on a person-centered planning approach, and much care is given to working with individuals to create homes adapted to meet individual needs. We provide intensive support in the area of life skills, social skills, and community involovement with an emphasis on having fun while pursing personal goals.

We are looking for individuals interested in working Relief / On-Call at our residential programs as Direct Support Professionals. 

Join us in enjoying to work with a national non-profit with strong values that recognize andsupport communities and, both, individual and employee alike.  

Due to the circumstances surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 and temporary closures of day support programs, many of the individuals we serve are home for the majority of each day. We are looking for skilled Direct Support Professionals interested in working day shifts between the hours of 7am and 3pm in a temporary basis, as well as regular day and overnight shifts [3p to 11p and 11p to 9am]. 


  • Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship with individuals

  • Participates in the design, implementation and monitoring of ISP’s

  • Follows clinical programs as outlined in individual’s service plan, takes data as required

  • Provides guidance, support and direction as needed

  • Models and advocates for individuals’ rights and choices

  • Communicates with supervisors and management team regarding and individual program issues

  • Assists individuals with :

    • Food preparation

    • Household cleaning and maintenance

    • Personal health and hygiene needs

    • Personal or house shopping

    • Home and community-based outings and trainings

    • Personal fund accounts

    • Banking

 If at any time an individual is unable to assist in the above, staff are responsible for completing the activities:

  • Administers medication as per Medication Administration Policy (MAP)
  • Understands and follows emergency procedures
  • Encourages individuals to choose and participate in meaningful activities
  • Follows all procedures outlined for handling individual and/or petty cash funds
  • Insures health and safety of all individuals served

Required Experience


Required Education


Required Qualifications

  • Must have current First Aid Certification
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Required to complete CPR certification within one month of hire
  • Required to complete Medication Administration (MAP license) Certification within three months of hire

Program Summary

RHD Boston provides residential, day, and individual supports to men and women with developmental disabilities in the Greater Boston area as part of a larger national non-profit based in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.