Direct Support Professional-Kent County

at Resources for Human Development, Inc. in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Direct Support Professional-Kent County


 Description/Job Summary




Look no further! RHD is actively hiring for Direct Support Professionals to join our family.

Our ideal candidate is values oriented, service driven, and not just looking for their next job, but a career. THIS MIGHT BE YOU!!

The Direct Support Professional is responsible for safety and supervision of our consumers with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.This position will coordinate with clinical staff, implement residentially based interventions and assist the clients in achieving their clinical assignments. The DSP is responsible for fulfilling the obligations as outlined in the client's program plan. The DSP will prompt or assist, as necessary, to ensure the clients participate in the activities of daily living,in both the home and the community.

As employee of RHD, your ideas, thoughts, and experience will be valued. RHD emphasizes group decision-making and multi-level thinking, so that staff has maximum authority,creativity, freedom, and support to help meet the needs of the people we serve,without the cumbersome centralized bureaucracy. Feel free to apply now.

RHD Benefits!

Full Benefits Package

Generous PTO Plan

Free Virtual Fitness Classes

Scholarship and Tuition Programs

Employee Assistant Program

Student loan forgiveness program

Discounted Tuition with College & University Partnerships!





Provide supervision of individuals inaccordance with the person-centered ISP; supporting someone to work towards outcomes identified in ISP and other Person-Centered Support Plans


Complete required documentation


Administer Medication


Provide transportation to consumers


Support consumers in activities of daily living, meal prep, toileting, hygiene, as appropriate


Assist in Community Integration Activities and access to community. Supports including medical appointments,social security access, etc.


Complete all other miscellaneous tasks as assigned by supervisor


Required Experience


Prior experience in the human services field is preferred but not required


 Required Education


High School diploma or GED is required, associates or bachelor's degree is preferred


 Required Qualifications


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.

Valid driver's license


 Program Summary


Choices provides a wide range of residential options, non-traditional day programming, consultative nursing, and behavioral services and other support services to support individuals with developmental and other disabilities achieve their personal goals by expanding their horizons and opportunities in the community. Our program goals and implementation strategies of delivering quality services are based on Person-Centered Planning, safe community inclusion and participation, improving lifeskills, self-independence, and sufficiency.

"RHD programs in the City of Philadelphia are required to follow the COVID vaccine mandate. The City of Philadelphia has issued an Emergency Regulation Governing the Control and Prevention of COVID-19 Mandating Vaccines for Healthcare Workers and In Higher Education, Healthcare, and Related Settings ("Vaccine Mandate Regulation"), which mandates vaccine for healthcare workers and in higher education, healthcare, and related settings. This mandate became Effective on August 16, 2021 and requires Healthcare Workers and certain workers at Healthcare Institutions to be fully vaccinated by October 15, 2021. Fully vaccinated means it has been two weeks since the final dose of vaccine. The regulation does allow individuals to apply to RHD for an exemption based on a sincerely held religious belief that would prohibit vaccination for COVID-19 or because of medical conditions that preclude administration of one of the available vaccines."


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.

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Job Posting: 844460

Posted On: Sep 15, 2021

Updated On: Oct 09, 2021