Direct Support Professional

Position Summary

The Direct Support Professional provides direct care to individuals being served in a residential setting in accordance with the individual’s Individual Abuse Prevention Plan (IAPP), Self-Management Assessment (SMA), and the Coordinated Service and Support Plan Addendum (CSSP-A). This person assists the individuals with enhancing daily living skills, supports individuals to accomplish program goals, and facilitates community integration. This person documents general health conditions, daily living skills and activities, and progress toward program goals.

Core Responsibilities

  • Advocate for individuals
  • Assist with activities of daily living
  • Implement and document on individual outcomes
  • Assist with health care needs including the administration of medications and treatment documentation
  • Assist with financial transactions and documentation
  • Facilitate community involvement and integration

Typical Schedule

Direct Support Professionals work a variety of shifts including mornings, afternoons, evenings and overnight hours. All positions include an every other weekend shift at a minimum.


Residential settings are located in Rosemount, Apple Valley, Lakeville, Savage and Prior Lake. In Home settings are scattered throughout the south metro, within 30 minutes of Apple Valley.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age (16 years of age for some programs).
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Reliable vehicle and valid proof of personal automobile insurance.
  • Ability to pass a complete background check by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Department of Human Services (this will include a photograph and fingerprinting).

Preferred qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Certification in CPR, First Aid and Medication Administration.
  • Training in therapeutic intervention techniques, traumatic brain injury, mental health issues, developmental disabilities, and others as applicable by site.
  • Prior experience in residential or educational setting.