Requisition Number: NJ001-DRSPP-H-10-2019-01
Job Title: Direct Support Professional
City: Browns Mills
State: NJ

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 1
Salary Range: $13.91-$13.91/hour

Direct Support Professional

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Description/Job Summary

NJ STEP of Browns Mills NJ and CEPP of Lindenwold programs are looking to hire  full time, part time and  on-call Direct Support Professionals (DSPs).  The DSP is responsible for the safety and supervision of the clients to prevent sexual reoffending/ Forensic and other socially unacceptable behaviors.  

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Supervise the consumers according to planned supervision levels
  • Assist consumers in completing their clinical goals; implement the goal plans from the Participant Wellness Plan
  • Support consumers in daily life skills development in the home and the community such as healthcare coordination, cooking/food preparation, shopping, academics, socialization, utilizing community resources, vocational, social and interpersonal development, etc.
  • Assist with the coordination of consumer appointments, activities and community events (i.e. arranging transport and/or assist consumers to and from appointments, coordinate needed funds with Unit Director, etc.)
  • Prepare, assist with preparing, or supervise menu planning and meal preparation
  • Assist with or supervise consumer cleaning and maintaining the home
  • Record time worked on a daily basis, and submit a completed timesheet on a weekly basis
  • Attend all mandatory staff meetings and trainings as identified by RHD, or State or governing agencies
  • Provide transportation and access to approved recreational and leisure activities in the home and community
  • Monitor consumer administration of medication as prescribed (after completion of Medication Administration Training), and complete all corresponding documentation
  • All other duties as required
  • 24/7 supervision is provided to the consumers.

Required Experience

  • 1-5 years of related experience 

Required Education

  • Possess minimum of a high school diploma/GED plus 5 years of experience in a related/supportive role OR Associates Degree with 3+ years of related experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related field plus 1 year of related experience 

Required Qualifications

  • Must pass NJ Criminal Background Check
  • Possess a NJ valid driver's license
  • Be 21 years of age or older

Program Summary

Resources for Human Development (RHD) develops person-centered, trauma-informed programming that helps people build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

RHD of  NJ programs offers supervised community-based residential programs designed to provide a range of established and innovative rehabilitation strategies for adults with mental health issues as well as forensic histories.  The programs focuses on community and personal safety, accountability, competence, least restrictive alternative, normalization, due process and control.
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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.