Requisition Number: SALT-LDRSP-H-07-2021-02
Job Title: Lead Direct Support Profession
City: Philadelphia
State: PA

Minimum Degree Required: A - High School/GED
Minimum Years of Experience: 2
Salary Range: $17.00/hr

Lead Direct Support Profession

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Description/Job Summary

The Lead Direct Support Professional (LDSP) directly supports the Program Manager in maintaining program operations in accordance with industry, federal and local regulations and requirements. In addition to providing direct-care to consumers and performing the duties of the Direct Support Professional, this leadership position serves as a mentor to other Direct Support Professionals via modeling effective interpersonal interactions, developing creative strategies aimed at enhancing consumers’ independent living skills, and maintaining professionalism. The LDSP will perform responsibilities assigned by the Program Manager to ensure that quality services and operations are maintained. 

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.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Works with Direct Support Professionals, management, internal departments, and additional stakeholders to ensure service implementation as stated in Individual Service Plans. 
  • Mentor, trains, observes, monitors, and provides feedback to DSP’s regarding the implementation of the ISPs. 
  • Develops and maintains organizational systems in assigned areas/homes based upon the support needs of the individuals as outlined in their ISPs and budget
  • Provide service to consumers in accordance with all state, local and federal regulations. 
  • Collaboration with management in preparation for the daily operation of the program. 



Required Experience

  • Two years of experience working with individuals with IDD and/or Mental Health issues.

Required Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent at a minimum; Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred. 
  • Basic computer and internet literacy with the ability to utilize applications like emails, time recording and other programs to enter and retrieve data as necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.

Required Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Subject to employment clearances, including FBI clearance, if applicable. 
  • Understanding of trauma, trauma-informed care, and the creation of trauma-informed environments 
  • Basic computer and internet literacy with the ability to utilize applications like emails, time recording and other programs to enter and retrieve data as necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.

Program Summary

The SALT program provides a variety of flexible services to individuals with serious mental illness in their own rent-subsidized apartments. Services are based upon the individual’s needs and include case management, crisis intervention, counseling, medication monitoring, skill building, and any service needed to assist the individual in maintaining his/her independent living. 
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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.