Direct Support Professional – Residential

Minimum Education, Qualifications, and/or Work Experience:

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Valid Nebraska’s driver’s license
  • 19 years or older


  • Medication Aid Certified
  • First Aid Certified
  • CPR Certified
  • Bloodbourne Pathogens
  • Orientation
  • Crisis Intervention training
  • Other Training (lifting, van driving, normalization, sensitivity training, etc.)


  • Assist clients with behavioral challenges.
  • Effective communication skills:  positive and proactive.
  • Provide personal care/hygiene with dignity and respect to the individual.
  • Supervising the safety of the client at home or in the community.
  • Provide habilitative training per ISP programs.
  • Keep records in Therap (T-logs, ISP program data, billing, GERs, etc.).
  • Transport client to activities.
  • Take participants to medical appointments.
  • Report any information of concern to Managers in a timely manner.
  • Maintain the house/apartment/yard, etc. (Keep the house clean and in good repair).
  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Prepare meals.
  • Assist with medication administration per training.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skill in verbal and written communication, including the ability to actively listen and express oneself clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment with frequent one-on-one and group interaction.
  • Ability to remain calm and respond constructively in a crisis or difficult situation.
  • Ability to manage one’s behavior professionally when dealing with difficult people and situations.
  • Ability to anticipate, diagnose and solve problems independently.
  • Ability to detect discrepancies in data and in written documents by possessing strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.

Essential Functional (Physical) Requirements:

Involves lifting no more than 50 lbs at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying supplies. May be required to assist lifting individuals that can bear weight. A certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary for carrying out job duties. Must have vision correctable to at least 20/40 in order to use tools and perform tasks associated with the job.