Requisition Number: NE002-DRSPP-H-01-2020-01
Job Title: Direct Support Professional
City: Omaha
State: NE

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.

Please keep in mind that schedules are determined based on the needs of the clients and may include morning, evening, night, and weekend hours.  The most common supported living hours are early mornings, afternoons into evenings, and weekends.
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Opportunity for full benefits after 90 days for full time employees (30+ hours per week)
  • $500 Hiring bonus for Part Time position ($250 after 90 days, $250 after 180 days)
  • $1,000 Hiring bonus for Full Time position ($500 after 90 days, $500 after 180 days) 

  • Daily local travel may be required, but mileage is reimbursed.


  • 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, etc.)
  • 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 possible. 
  • Able to complete and maintain all necessary training and certification requirements
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently with a minimum supervision
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in written form

Program Summary

RHD Nebraska-Oamaha provides residential supports to individuals with developmental disabilities. RHD Nebraska specializes in providing true person-centered services to assist individuals in facilitating a meaningful and successful life in their communities. RHD Nebraska is a member of the Nebraska Association of Service Providers (NASP).
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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.