Direct Support Professional (DSP)
The Arc Lexington is looking to hire full-time and part-time Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to join our team in Schoharie, Fulton, and Albany County. Are you passionate about supporting and helping individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities? Would you like to work for an organization that serves our local community? If so, please read on!
We provide NEWLY INCREASED STARTING RATES, excellent benefits, including a 401(k) with match, medical, dental, vision, long-term disability (LTD), short-term disability (STD), life insurance, telemedicine, an FSA, paid time off (PTO), and holidays. If this sounds like the right full or part-time opportunity for you, apply today!
About The Arc Lexington
Our organization provides services that empower individuals with autism and other disabilities to live their best lives every day. We do this by partnering with their families, our employees, and our community. From how we structure activities to the language we use at our agency, we are committed to fostering an environment where the people we support feel respected and valued.
Our commitment to making people feel valued extends to our employees as well. We couldn't succeed in our mission without the support of our amazing staff. To show our appreciation, we offer our employees very competitive pay, a great benefits package and a family-oriented and supportive atmosphere. We hope you'll join us in making a difference!
A Day in the life of a Direct Support Professional (DSP)
As a full or part-time Direct Support Professional (DSP), you have the rewarding job of helping people with disabilities live their lives to the fullest. DSPs provide assistance with individuals' daily accomplishments such as meal preparation, medication administration, personal care, and active participation in the community.
Patient and upbeat, you create a nurturing and uplifting environment wherever you go. Whether you're helping to develop strategies for increased mobility, personal hygiene, or meal preparation, you love celebrating the successes of the people we support as they gain new life skills that foster greater independence. You will find it incredibly rewarding to use your gift to make a difference in the lives of the people we support!
Qualifications of a Direct Support Professional (DSP)
- 18+ years of age
- Valid driver's license
A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred but not required. No experience is required - we will provide paid training! Are you patient, empathetic, and a great listener? Do you have a positive attitude? Are you able to effectively prioritize multiple personal care tasks? Can you communicate well, both verbally and in writing? If yes, you might just be perfect for this position!
This full or part-time position offers a variety of schedule options. Choose from the day, evening, or overnight shift.
Are You Ready To Join Our Team?
If you feel that you would be right for this position, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
Lexington is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Lexington is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunities for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.