DSP Job Description
Work Schedule: This is a non-exempt/ hourly position and is subject to overtime. Specific days
and hours are to be scheduled by the supervisor to assure adequate coverage of responsibilities.
Schedules will be flexible and subject to change. Schedules focus on client need and are likely
to include evenings, nights and weekends.
Training: The person in this position is responsible for completing a minimum of twelve hours
of pre-service orientation and training prior to supervising individuals including CPR & First
Aid, mandatory abuse report training, training on individual profiles and transition plan or ISP,
provided by Dreamz Work, Inc., upon employment and then to complete a minimum of 12 hours
pertinent in-service annually. CPR and First Aid must be obtained from a recognized training
agency and kept current thereafter.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provide and/or coordinate generic and specialized services needed to support individuals with
disabilities living in their own homes in the community. Provide support for people with
disabilities that will promote independence, integration, choice and control by persons served.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Using a prescribed format, complete a comprehensive support needs assessment for each
individual at time of his/her entry into services and at least annually thereafter.
Identify opportunities for the individual to achieve increased physical and social integration in
the community by participating in preferred activities chosen by the individual. Analyze support
and training needs and develop strategies to meet those needs.
Design support activities that emphasize promotion of:
choice and control by the individual
self-initiation and self-monitoring systems
maintenance and generalization of skills
least intrusive and controlling approaches
Draft an individual support plan (ISP) based on the assessment, including medical, dietary,
behavior and safety plans. Submit draft plan to the individual support plan team for review and
approval. Produce and distribute annual plan to ISP team members.
Implement ISPs, providing assistance, training and monitoring as identified in each person’s
safety procedures, including emergency evacuation drills.
medical supports, including administration of medications, treatments and diets per
physician instructions and agency procedures
dietary supports, including special diets per physician’s order
financial supports as identified, including documentation of transactions per agency
policy and procedure.
Specific supports may include all levels of assistance, training, monitoring, and coordination of
activities. Specific supports may include, but are not limited to, helping individuals:
maintain existing relationships with family and friends
make new friends and form new relationships
develop and use personal safety skills at home and in the community
participate in preferred leisure activities
identify and utilize transportation systems (may include providing transportation)
make and get to appointments
obtain medical and dental care
adhere to special diets
budget and manage money
plan and prepare meals
attend to physical hygiene needs
Complete periodic reassessment of the individual’s satisfaction with ISP. Redesign support,
training & monitoring strategies as needed, obtaining ISP team approval for modifications to the
annual plan, as required.
Maintain communication, correspondence and positive working relationship with individual,
family members, case manager, physicians, and other persons who provide support to the
Report in writing any accident, injury or significant unusual occurrence involving an individual,
using the agency-mandated Incident Report (IR) form.
Maintain records and documentation as required including data for training and support
activities, house logs, medication and medical records, incident reports, menus, safety and
cleaning checklists, emergency evacuation records, etc. per individual plans and agency
procedure. Ensure that documentation is properly filed, organized and readily accessible for
review at any time.
Complete required administrative documentation including time sheets, mileage sheets, etc.
Maintain the confidentiality of persons served both in verbal communications and in sharing
Written material in compliance with state and federal law, per agency policy.
Comply with DW policies and procedures and pertinent monitoring agency rules and regulations.
Attend meetings, participate in training, and perform other duties as assigned and required by
effective and professional communication in both verbal and written form
effective time management and ability to perform multiple projects within deadlines
ability to work independently with little direct supervision
General office organization skills, including filing, scheduling, correspondence and
intermediate level word processing and e-mail skills
Education: Minimum requirement is high school diploma or GED and some college level
course work or para-professional certification (example: CNA). An associate’s or bachelor’s
degree in human services or related field is preferred. (Relevant experience may be substituted
for college course work or para-professional certification).
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must pass criminal history background check
Must submit three positive references
Must obtain a TB test within two weeks of hire
Must be able to evacuate during an emergency and be able to assist clients to do same
Must successfully complete CPR and First Aid Certification training within thirty days of
Employment and maintain current certification thereafter
If driving is a specifically assigned duty, must:
possess a valid Oregon driver’ license, a dependable vehicle & proof of
insurance and be willing to transport individuals in company vehicles or receive mileage
reimbursement if own vehicle is used be eligible to drive agency vehicles per DW's insurance carrier