Direct Support Professional
Monthly Salary: $1,892.08 - $2,769.08
The Direct Support Professional-I works as part of a team that helps people with intellectual disabilities achieve their goals. This includes routine and emergency care, treatment, and training for people with intellectual disabilities in various settings. Responsibilities can vary, and may include such duties as grooming, bathing, feeding, observing and reporting individual’s conditions and behaviors; providing meaningful interactions with individuals, participating in individualized training and/or active treatment programs for both males and females. The DSP-I documents information on the person’s life, such as things that occur throughout their daily schedule, how they respond to activities on the home, training, and unusual incidents. Completion of work requires use of simple and/or routine duties, while decision making is based on guidance that will be provided to you as you are prepared for the job and from other professional staff on your team. Work is in a team environment with guidance provided through supervision and training.
The state of Texas offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, and paid vacation and sick leave.
Initial Selection Criteria:
• High School Diploma or GED or previous employment experience.