3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone: 925.284.1462


Specialized Direct Support Professional

  • Job Tracking ID: 512579-649992
  • Job Location: Pleasant Hill, CA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Employee
  • Date Updated: May 31, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: March 27, 2019

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Job Description:

Under the direction and guidance of the Specialized Administrator/House Manager, the Specialized Direct Support Professional is responsible for ensuring support is provided to individuals in a specialized residential facility. The Specialized Direct Support Professional is responsible for working closely with contracted behaviorists, psychiatrists, safety officers, and nurses to ensure quality care and the greatest benefit of services to the residents served. The Specialized DSP shall ensure implementation of skill-based training based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavioral Supports to teach individuals how to deal with issues that may result in behavioral episodes as outlined in the residents’ Individual Service Plans (ISPs) and behavior plans. Such training shall take place in both the home and in various community settings.

The Specialized Direct Support Professional is also responsible for maintaining a healthy, safe, comfortable, attractive, and clean home for the residents and to support them in a dignified and respectful manner.

Full-time and part-time positions are available.


Experience and Skills:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Associate’s Degree or higher desired (experience may be substituted for education)
    • Educational background in psychology and behaviorism is preferred
  • Two to five years’ experience working in a residential setting with individuals who are developmentally disabled
    • Experience with individuals who have significant behavioral concerns is preferred
  • Ability to meet required state and agency standards and in-service training and education
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand written and verbal directives
  • Competence in the use of computers and software (MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook)
  • Current and valid First Aid/CPR Certification
  • Personal vehicle for transportation of individuals served (as needed), current and valid California driver’s license, and a driving record that meets agency standards
  • Physical ability to lift 50 pounds and perform a two-person transport position and the team control position for individuals exhibiting behavioral episodes that threaten the safety and welfare of self or others.
  • Adhere to personnel requirements and agency policies and procedures

Job Benefits:

Entry level wage of $16.00 per hour

Full-time employees working over 30 hours per week are offered competitive benefits including: •Health, Vision and Dental insurance •Life insurance •Paid vacation •Paid sick leave