Direct Support Professional
The Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides direct care, supervision, support, training and guidance to individuals with developmental disabilities who are working within the community.
The DSP promotes the emotional, physical and personal health, safety and well-being of individuals with developmental disabilities which will lead to a better quality of life. In particular, the DSP ensures the person is able to perform all assigned work tasks by the employer. This may include retraining the person on how to conduct various tasks, providing step-by-step instructions or other aids to assist the person in becoming independent on their job.
The DSP knows and implements the Individual Program Plans (IPP), the Individual Service Plans (ISP) and the behavioral treatment plans for each person supported.
Areas of support and teaching that you will provide as a DSP include but are not limited to the following:
· On the job training
· Coordination with Supervisor and Team members
· Developing aids to assist in job task completion
· Appropriate behavior
· Ensuring ongoing community integration on the job
· Basic first aid
· Documentation of progress
· Dignity, respect, choices, preferences, quality of life.