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Step into the rewarding role of a Direct Support Professional! Our hub connects you with providers offering fulfilling jobs dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

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Why Be a Direct Support Professional?

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are at the frontline of supporting people with developmental disabilities, empowering them to lead fulfilling and independent lives. DSPs take part in a wide range of activities each day as they support people to engage in all the activities of life - helping them learn work skills, have fun with friends, go shopping, to the park or to the movies, providing hands-on support in their home or helping them learn new skills to improve their independence. It’s more than work — it's a chance to grow professionally while making a difference every day. 

Build Deeper Connections

Develop meaningful relationships through compassionate support and interaction.

Grow Your Skills

Learn and refine a diverse skill set in a dynamic, hands-on environment.

Shape Your Future

Chart a bright and fulfilling career path with opportunities for growth.

Use Your Experience

Leverage your personal and professional experiences to improve lives.

Fuel Your Passions

Engage in work that aligns with your passion for helping others and your community.

Make a Difference

Make a significant difference in the lives of others through dedicated support.

A Fulfilling Career Starts Here

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Discover your next opportunity! Search employers by county and then click the profile to apply directly on their website.

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Real Stories. Real Impact.

Discover the rewarding journey of a caregiving profession from people who live it every day.

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*Self-Direction: An Alternative to Traditional Agency Employment

Direct Support Professionals can choose to work directly, one-on-one for people who "self-direct" their services. This means that the person who receives services is given a personal annual budget that they can use to pay for services and hire their own staff. In this instance, a service provider agency offers self-directing people "Fiscal Intermediary" services in which the service provider serves as the "employer of record" and administers the person's budget, staff payments, tax and paycheck deductions. If you think you may be interested in working in this way for a person who self-directs, be sure to search for provider agencies on this website that offer Fiscal Intermediary services. You can contact those agencies directly to inquire about working as a Direct Support Professional for someone who self-directs their services.