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. Perks:
- Mileage reimbursement
- Paid time off
- Opportunity for full benefits after 90 days for full time employees (30+ hours per week)
- Daily local travel may be required, but mileage is reimbursed.
19 years of age or older
High school diploma required
Field experience preferred, but not required
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 Physical requirements
Medium: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
Stand or Sit (stationary position)
Use hands or fingers to handle or feel (operate, activate, prepare, inspect, position)
Talk/Hear (communicate, converse, convey, express/exchange information)
See (detect, identify, recognize, inspect, assess)
Pushing or Pulling
Reaching (high or low)
Kneel, Stoop, Crouch or Crawl (position self, move)Working Conditions
May encounter a variety of situations ( i.e. physical or verbal aggression)
May need to actively maneuver in a variety of situations.
May encounter a situation that requires a physical response.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.
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).