DSP – Dayton, OH

Position Overview

The Direct Support Professional is responsible for providing continuous and active involvement in readiness development and the implementation of a specific Individual Support Plan.

Direct Support Professionals offer direct supervision and monitoring of clients in care based on information from an Individual Support Plan.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides formal and informal skill development and services based on an Individual Support Plan.
  • Completes required documentation of the Direct Support Professional.
  • Arranges or provides transportation needs for the client(s).
  • Assists the client(s) in accessing age appropriate community resources for skill development and vocational growth.
  • Maintains confidentiality in speaking with staff and others outside of In Living Support Agency.
  • Complete necessary training and documentation as necessary to maintain employment, to include:  CPR, First Aid, Delegated Nursing, Vehicle Insurance, Driver’s License, MUI-UI, Individual Rights, Abuser Registry, and a valid Criminal Notes statement.
  • Assure that the client(s) home is clean, client(s) bathed or provide hygiene reminders, and are fed.  Ensure that routine medical/dental/therapy visits are maintained.
  • Administer medication and ensure that any prescription re-fills are completed.
  • Assist client(s) in advancing/developing necessary self-help skills and accountability in providing for one’s own self-health and safety

Non-essential Job Functions

  • Attend training, staff meetings, and in-service as required or scheduled.
  • Create and maintain a positive atmosphere for client(s), team members, and other staff.
  • Records days and hours worked on time sheet accurately.


  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Ohio Driver’s License, clean driving record, and vehicle insurance.
  • Must provide a criminal background check.
  • Ability to work a flexible shift.
  • Must be able to effectively work with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Previous client service experience is preferred.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Must present a neat appearance while performing duties.

**Email cover letter and resume to mhatcher@inlivingsupport.com.  Subject Line should state: DSP – Dayton

No phone calls please.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.