Out & About Direct Support Professional (Gloucester County) at Family Resource Network

Posted in Health Care 9 days ago.

Type: Part-Time
Location: Gloucester, New Jersey

Job Description:

The Direct Support Professional (DSP) shall assist individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in participating in recreational and social activities within the community and will assure that their health and safety is maintained during community outings.  The DSP will always treat the consumer/caregiver with dignity.

Out N About programming occurs on Saturdays and requires in-person staff attendance. Saturday events take place from approximately 10AM – 2PM. Virtual opportunities may also be available throughout the week. Hour availability will vary based on scheduled events.


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

  • Maintains regular communication with Family Support Coordinator via agency email

  • Attends quarterly DSP/program meetings

  • Staff must work a minimum of 2-3 in-person events per month

  • Completes an Agency Orientation and other requirements including CPR and First Aid certification (every two years)

  • Completes 6 professional development hours annually

  • Contacts Program Lead and Coordinator 48 hours prior to a scheduled event/activity if unable to attend

  • Responsible for maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of consumer during all outings

  • Provides proper supervision and care of the individual(s) assigned to them during program activities

  • Maintains participant’s confidentiality according to HIPPA

  • Encourages and models appropriate social behaviors and interactions

  • Receives constructive criticism with an attitude that indicates a willingness to improve

  • Give feedback in a respectful manner

  • Demonstrates a friendly, courteous, and professional demeanor

  • Prepares self-evaluation for the Out-N-About Coordinator and undergoes an annual review process as required

  • Submits all pertinent documents, including program notes, timesheets, and incident reports by specified deadlines

  • Follows mandatory reporting procedures according to FRN and state protocols

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma 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 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 required upon hire

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