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Direct Support Professional (DSP)
Alegria Community Living

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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Alegria Community Living
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Job Summary

$16-18 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 11 days ago
Job Role
Nursing Assistant
Employer's Industry
Caregiving, Health & Wellness
Job Schedule
Evenings, Weekends, Weekdays

Job Description

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Title: Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Reports to: Home Administrator

Status: Non-exempt/Hourly Wage: $16.00/hour starting wage, wage increases to $18.00/hour based on worked hours and performance.

PLUS medical/dental, HSA employer contribution, EAP, vacation, sick leave, flex days and more!

Scope: A Direct Support Professional (DSP) works closely with the residents of Alegria homes, who are individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They are medically fragile and present behavioral challenges. The DSP supports each residents in achieving and maintaining the highest possible quality of life.


  1. Transport residents to medical, dental, social activities, and other appointments.
  2. Assist residents in all personal grooming such as bathing, toileting, dressing, medical/ dental needs.
  3. Assist with coordination of residents’ health care.
  4. Provide supervision and coaching during community and recreational outings.
  5. Monitor physical and emotional wellness of residents and immediately report changes in status.
  6. Prepare meals and store food in compliance with all regulations and program outline.
  7. Follow response procedures for all home emergencies, (medical, natural disaster, fire, and behavioral incidents).
  8. Assist with maintenance and sanitation of home and surroundings.
  9. Record data and maintain files regarding residents’ health, progress, and special incidents, as outlined in Title 17, Title 22, and the Alegria program design.
  10. Daily documentation of status and changes as related to residents’ goals.
  11. Assist in maintenance of administrative records, resident files, home inventories, and weekly schedules as needed.
  12. Advocate on behalf of each resident; uphold respectful and efficient communication with each resident and all relevant parties. Understand organizations and support systems relating to each resident’s life.
  13. Attend ALL required (mandatory) trainings and staff meetings.
  14. Follow directives from the Home Administrator or Lead Staff and be a team player.

Job Requirements:

 Prior experience providing direct care and supervision to persons with special needs preferred.

 Excellent communication skills; respectful and positive attitude toward residents, co-workers, contractors, and home visitors.

 Complete required staff training and minimum of 12 hours continuing education annually.

 Complete orientation and on-the-job training within first month of employment.

 Work weekend, holiday, and overnight shifts as required.

 Complete DSP 1 training or test for and pass DSP 1 certification within first 180 days of employment.

 Complete DSP 2 training or test for and pass DSP 2 certification within first 270 days of employment.

 Able to meet Title 22 requirements, including, but not limited to:

Minimum age 18 High school diploma or GED certificate

Health screen and TB clearance Fingerprinting and clear criminal record

CPR and first aid training Valid and current California driver’s license

Clear driving record Ability to lift 75 lbs. (to transfer individuals)

Business Overview

Team Size

1-10 team members


Culture & Perks

Commuter Benefits
Health Benefits
Paid Time Off
Mission Driven
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