Respite Direct Support Professional (Ocean County) at Family Resource Network

Posted in Health Care 3 days ago.

Type: Part-Time
Location: Manchester Township, New Jersey

Job Description:

General Description:                                       

The DSP shall provide support options to individuals with intellectual and/ or developmental disabilities and to their

families according to program assignment(s).

Duties/ Responsibilities:


  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a manner that is both respectful and empowering to families and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • Be attentive, flexible, and supportive of participants and their families

  • Encourage and role model social behavior and have realistic expectations. Encourage appropriate self expression.

  • Collaborate with Family Support Coordinator and family to establish and maintain best plans for supporting  the individual.

  • Acknowledge feelings with sensitivity and demonstrate appropriate expression of emotions.

  • Demonstrate a friendly, courteous, and professional demeanor.


  • Ensure that all participants are comfortable and safe.

  • If working in groups, maintain proper employee: participant ratios.

  • Provide care and supervision to individual(s) assigned to your care.

  • Intervene when needed to ensure health and safety.


  • Maintain confidentiality. Ensure HIPAA requirements are strictly adhered to at all times.

  • Ensure continuity of care by reporting to work on time and maintaining consistent attendance. Arrange and communicate leave requests in advance.

  • Support agency mission, values, goals, and policies to participants, their support system and the community.

  • Demonstrate respect for diversity by providing anti-bias, non-sexist language, images, and experiences

  • Receive constructive criticism with an attitude that indicates a willingness to improve. Give feedback

in a respectful manner.

Administrative/ Other

  • Submit all documentation in a timely manner, as required

  • Prepare yearly self-evaluation for supervisor(s)

  • Contact Family Support Coordinator if there are any cancellations or changes in scheduling

  • Attend meetings, training sessions, and other agency events.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor and/or Executive Director


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school degree or GED.

  • Meet agency and state requirements (CPR, First Aid, etc.) and maintain credentials for the position, which includes ongoing training

  • Experience with assisting and serving individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the community, at home, etc. preferred

  • Must submit to a criminal history review/ fingerprinting. All employment and continued employment are contingent upon receipt and maintenance of a satisfactory criminal records review/ fingerprint report.

  • Drug Testing

  • If driving for the agency, a valid driver’s license, proper registration, insurance and satisfactory driver’s record required- these credentials must be maintained for initial and continued employment

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