Direct Support Professionals

Direct support professionals (DSPs) are people who work directly with individuals with all types of  developmental disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into his /her community or the least restrictive environment.

A direct support professional is a person who assists an individual with a developmental disability to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community, assists with activities of daily living if needed, and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion. A DSP may provide supports to a person with a disability at home, work, school, church, and other community places. A DSP also acts as an advocate for the disabled individual in communicating their needs, self-expression and goals.

Meaningful day provides DSP supports in the following settings:

  1. Adult Day Supports Indianapolis: Meaningful Days provides supports for individuals age 18 and older during day time hours.  Persons working in this setting would be responsible for a small group of individuals or work 1-1 with an individual for up to six hours each day.  Providing physical assistance for individuals, handling behavior concerns, and teaching skills are just a few of the requirements for this position.  Most weeks work occurs Monday through Friday, but occasionally Saturday work is required. Meaningful Days employs full time and part time individuals and works with student class schedules.
  2. Children’s Supports; Indianapolis and surrounding areas: Meaningful Days provides supports for children and adolescents in a clinic setting as well as home services.  Nearly all supports are 1-1, assisting individuals in increasing their independence and enhancing their life.  Services are provided Monday through Friday, as well as every other Saturday within the clinic setting.  In addition, evening and weekend supports are provided within family homes. Providing physical assistance for individuals, handling behavior concerns, and teaching skills are just a few of the requirements for this position.  Meaningful Days employs full time and part time individuals and works with student class schedules.
  3. Residential Supports; Indianapolis and surrounding areas: Meaningful Days provides supports for adults in 24/7 settings as well as less than 40 hours a week within a family home.  Most services are 1-1 and occur all shifts of the day and every day of the week.   Meaningful Days employs full time and part time individuals and works with student class schedules.

If you are interesting in joining our team, please return to the employment page and complete an application.  Forward that application to Communitysupports@meaningfuldays.net.

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