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Direct Support Professional–Mental Health/Social Work/Healthcare

Job Description

Thinking of a career in human services?  Do you have an interest in social services, mental health or social work?  If this is a calling, not simply a job, then we want to talk to you!  As a Direct Support Professional (DSP), you will assist individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live a self-directed life.  You will assist with activities of daily living and are responsible for the routine operation of the home while on duty.

Job Responsibilities


  • Participate in the development, supervision and implementation of each individual’s Support Plan
  • Assist individuals in the development of appropriate behavioral, social, money management, housekeeping, hygiene, and other skills necessary to reach their highest level of potential
  • Accompany individuals into the community and provide support and assistance in interactions in the community while maintaining sensitivity to the rights and dignity of the individual
  • Observe and assess the needs of the individuals
  • Communicate and collaborate with other team members working with the assigned individual(s)
  • Apply positive methods to modify behavior
  • Document individual’s progress and accurately complete required paperwork/documentation 


Direct Support Professional–Mental Health/Social Work/Healthcare

Job Requirements

Your passion for the fields of social work, social services, mental health and human services gives you the opportunity to help promote independence and wellness for individuals served. If you've been searching for something more, something that fulfills you from the inside out - you may be a perfect fit.  This position requires:


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the understanding of acceptable social, work and interpersonal behavior
  • Patience with ability to relate to individuals with disabilities
  • Housekeeping skills (cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc)
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail with solid organizational skills
  • Ability to coach individuals through decision making processes
  • Ability to quickly identify symptoms associated with mental health diagnosis and ability  to apply appropriate interventions when symptoms occur
  • Ability to communicate confidently and professionally in English both verbally and in writing
  • Comfort interacting with other  team members, community members, and family members
  • Has scheduling flexibility to meet the needs of the individual and program
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic internet/computer skills
  • Valid driver's license and a good driving record



We understand the impact one person can make in improving the lives of others.  We provide our employees with the tools necessary for growth and accomplishment in addition to ongoing support from your leaders and team.  In addition, we offer opportunities for growth and movement within the Community Services Group family.


  • Insurance  benefits including: medical, dental, eye, prescription
  • 401k retirement eligibility
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Job-related training opportunities
  • Credit Union
  • Travel reimbursement


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Job Snapshot

Post Date 4/7/2014
Location Bloomsburg, PA
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Professional Services, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education High School
Experience None
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services, Social Services, Not for Profit - Charitable
Required Travel None
Job ID 149
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