Requisition Number: MO001-DRSPP-H-01-2020-01
Job Title: Direct Support Professional
City: Kansas CIty
State: MO

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 0
Salary Range: $12.00-$12.00/hour

Direct Support Professional

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Description/Job Summary

Do you like exploring your community? Do you enjoy helping others? Then a Direct Support Professional for our Supported Living Services is the right job for you!

As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) for our Supported Living Services at Resources for Human Development, you will provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities in a supported home, apartment, or community environment. Successful candidates must be enthusiastic, reliable, and motivated to assist others in building better lives for themselves, their families and their community.

In this position, you will assist the individual in leading a self-determined lifestyle by providing support and information necessary to live more independently. This would include helping them with meal planning and preparation, household chores, setting goals, building self-esteem, and going on community outings. Schedules are determined based on the needs of the person you are working with and may include morning, evening, night, and weekend hours. There may also be daily local travel to assist with outings.

  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Opportunity for full benefits after 90 days for full time employees (30+ hours per week)


  • Interact with individuals on a one-to-one basis providing guidance and support in facilitating a healthy lifestyle.
  • Participate in monthly meetings to obtain the most updated care information for each person supported and other employment related policy information.
  • Teach new skills and document progress for persons supported in accordance with the Individual Support Plans, Behavior Support Plans, and other areas of need as assigned.
  • Complete daily documentation (ISP data)
  • Maintain certifications required to work in an individualized setting (CPR, First Aid, Med Aid)
  • Utilize knowledge about the diverse challenges facing individuals (i.e. human rights) and ensure individuals supported have the opportunity to engage in personal choice.
  • Pursues knowledge and information necessary to perform job duties as based on the needs and interests of individuals supported.
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary to complete the mission of the agency or serve the needs of the population.

Required Experience

  • Field experience preferred, but not required

Required Education

  • High school diploma/GED required

Required Qualifications

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance
  • Reliable, safe transportation while on shift.  This includes the ability to safely travel up to 30 highway and/or city miles in all road and weather conditions as safely as possible. 
  • Able to complete and maintain all necessary training and certification requirements
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in written form

Program Summary


Resources for Human Development is anational human services non-profit founded in 1970, specializing in creatinginnovative, quality services that support people of all abilities andchallenges wherever the need exists. We support more than 160 programs across14 states, serving tens of thousands of people of all abilities every year. RHDmaintains a corporate office in Philadelphia, which provides fiscalsupervision, management oversight, support and encouragement, and technicalassistance to its programs. RHD prides itself on its history of innovation, notonly in the services we offer but also in our management approach rooted inRHD’s Values. RHD is committed to the fundamental value of dignity and respectfor all human beings, to the empowerment of our consumers and staff, and to theflexibility to meet the changing needs of all our partners and those we serve.


RHD’s mission is to provide caring,effective, and innovative services that empower people of all abilities as theywork to achieve the highest level of independence possible and build betterlives for themselves, their families and their communities.


Resources for Human Development has beendelivering trauma-informed, person-centered services to people withintellectual disabilities in Missouri since 2008. RHD Missouri’s ResidentialProgram meets people’s needs in a way that treats people with respect anddignity and places a premium on their quality of life. We provide residentialservices as well as arts based day programs in St. Louis County, Saint Charles,and Kansas City.


At RHD Missouri, you can build a careeryou’re proud of. With RHD you’re a partner. We work together to help people tobuild successful lives - both client and caregiver. RHD Missouri’s day andresidential programs strive to give individuals the opportunity and ability tocreate their own services and to be able to offer a support that fits theirneeds and preferences. We believe that RHD demonstrates its commitment toemployees by listening and responding to employee concerns and inviting anongoing dialogue to improve culture.Together We Are Better, Together We AreRHD.

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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.