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Direct Support Professional (DSP) – Residential Services

Direct Support Professional – Job Description


Job Title: Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Work Location(s): Redwood City, CA / Hayward, CA/ Sausalito, CA/ Turlock, CA/ Wilton, CA

Shift(s): Weekday and/or Weekend shifts available

Pay Range : $17.25 – $22.00 an hour (Based on Program Location and Experience) 

Employment Status: Part-Time or Full-Time/Non-Exempt

Position Summary

Under direction from the Home Administrator, the Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides direct care and support to individuals with developmental disabilities who reside in an Adult Residential Facility. DSP’s provide hands-on training, assistance and support services to individuals with developmental disabilities in a manner that ensures their health, safety and successful achievement of service objectives and personal goals which are outlined in their Individual Service Plan (ISP).

This role requires a high level of Empathy, Integrity and Problem Solving. This role often requires working one-on-one with clients in their own home or in the community. DSP’s must be trusted to work independently and work well with others when a team setting.

We are looking for people who are mission driven and who care about supporting people in need. We are looking for people who enjoy working with people with developmental disabilities and who are interested in teaching and role modeling a positive lifestyle. Candidate’s availability and flexibility to work when needed is a plus. We are also looking for candidates interested in working with people with complex service needs. This may include working with people who have behavioral issues, mental health conditions and/or people with development disabilities who have had involvement with the criminal justice system.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct care support and supervision to clients who may have complex service needs (e.g., History of criminal justice involvement, behavioral challenges or mental health conditions).
  • Support clients with Service Plan which may include: shopping, budgeting, safety awareness, community access, positive relationship building, physical fitness, positive recreation, conflict resolution, anger management, coping skills, resisting peer pressure and maintaining a clean and healthy home environment;
  • Address basic care needs of clients including but not limited to the following:  medical, nutritional, hygienic, activities of daily living (ADL’s), social, recreational, personal management, transportation, meal preparations, etc. personal hygiene needs may require exposure to bodily fluids (feces, urine, blood etc.);
  • Basic household needs including but not limited to the following: custodial, maintenance, schedules and routines, record keeping, documentation, etc;
  • Perform adaptive skills training with clients which include but are not limited to the following:  cooking, laundry, telephone, community awareness and access, relationships, budgeting, etc;
  • Participate in the assessment process and collection of data;
  • Participate in the design and implementation of each client’s programs, collection and analysis of ongoing data, and other assigned documentation pertaining to each clients program;
  • Provide supervision and redirection to prevent the manifestation of maladaptive behaviors that may lead to recidivism;
  • Responsibility for the health and safety of assigned client;
  • Follow reporting procedures regarding denial of rights and special incident reports;
  • Communicate with other staff regarding any changes in regulations, policies and procedures and general information pertaining to the program;
  • Promote community engagement and client rights;
  • Recognize unusual or threatening conditions related to persons with disabilities and resolve issues if necessary;
  • Attend required company trainings and staff meetings;
  • Adhere to and all Omelagah, Inc. company policies, procedures and program rules;
  • Other duties as assigned;


Minimum Job Qualification

  • Must pass fingerprint background check (Child Abuse Index, Criminal Record Clearance);
  • Must be 18 years of age;
  • Possess a valid California state driver’s license;
  • Recent, clean TB test and health screening (within one year);
  • First Aid/CPR certification required (within 2 weeks);
  • Clean DMV printout and proof of auto insurance;
  • Ability to work independently and display good independent judgment;
  • Strong time management skills, patient and detailed oriented;
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision-making situations;
  • Excellent oral communication skills; and fluent report writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with clients, parents, social workers, fellow workers, and others in a positive and constructive manner;
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends to meet client needs;

Benefits Available to Employees:

  • Vacation and Sick Time
  • Paid company holidays
  • Health insurance for medical and vision coverage and dental coverage
  • Recognition and incentive programs
  • 401 (k)
  • EAP


About the Company:

Omelagah, Inc. is a family-owned disability services company, dedicated to providing high quality support services for adults with developmental disabilities in Northern California.

We support individuals with complex service needs (e.g., forensic, mental health, and behavioral), succeed in their home communities instead of institutional settings. We are best known for successfully supporting individuals with developmental disabilities with a history of forensic involvement. We strive to improve the lives of the people we support, through the implementation of person-centered practices in community-based programs. For more information, please visit us at www.omelagah.com


How to Apply:

Apply online: Omelagah Inc. Online Application