Direct Support Professional (Community Participation Supports)

Full-time employees are eligible for a $500 sign on bonus for this position



  • Dickson City, PA – Full-Time

Basic Function

Direct Support Professional (DSP), in cooperation with the other staff; directs, monitors and supervises individuals at Community Participation Supports Center in participating in daily activities to support their goals and providing transportation as needed.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists individuals in reaching the highest level of independence in all areas.
  • Conducts a variety of recreational, social and leisure, person centered activities for constructive use of time by the individuals.
  • Observes all physical, emotional and behavioral concerns and takes appropriate action when necessary.
  • Interacts with program participants in a kind and encouraging manner.
  • Provides transportation as needed.
  • Provides direct care as necessary. This may include some lifting, transferring, toileting, etc. of individuals.

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to assist participants with their goals.
  • Must be able to stand for the majority of the shift.
  • Must be able to complete all cleaning tasks, such as vacuuming, mopping, etc.

Job Specifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania’s driver’s license.
  • Must be able and willing to drive a van.

Hours: Schedule will be decided at time of hire and detailed on the Statement of Confirmation form, however, work hours are always subject to change based on the needs of the program and the number of individuals being served. These changes may include evening and weekend hours.

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Goodwill offers an excellent benefits package for our full-time employees at the conclusion of a successful 90-day probationary period, including:

  • Medical, Prescription, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Days
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) plan with 6% company match
  • 25% Employee Discount

Goodwill Industries is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for positions or admissions to programs are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, or a non-job-related medical condition or disability.