Woodfords Family Services
  • 03-Sep-2020 to 01-Oct-2020 (EST)
  • Biddeford, ME, USA
  • $13.00 to $14.00
  • Hourly
  • Full-time & Part-time

Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance (full-time employees), Vacation, Sick Time, Holidays, Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance, Group Life Insurance, EAP, 403(b) w/ Agency Match, Training and Professional Development - Full-Time Employees also eligible to receive Medical & Dental Insurance

Independent Living Direct Support Professionals


 Full-time & Part-time Positions Available

$13.00 to $14.00 Hourly 

Biddeford Area



If you're a dynamic and compassionate individual who wants to impact the lives of adults with special needs, then a position as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at Woodfords could be waiting for you! 

Woodfords offers excellent paid training and certification.


Our DSPs work flexible schedules, and usually have a combination of day and evening hour shifts. The typical DSP work schedule is Wednesday to Saturday or Sunday to Wednesday.

  • Weekday Schedules Available 


Pay/Compensation for Independent Living Direct Support Professionals (DSPs):

  • $13.00 hourly - part-time employees (20 to 29 hours/week)
  • $14.00 hourly - full-time employees (30 to 40 hours/week)


We have a comprehensive benefits package for Woodfords Family Services' DSPs, including:

  • Health Insurance with multiple plan options to meet your needs and gym membership reimbursement (full-time employees)
  • Dental Insurance (full-time employees)
  • Vision Insurance (full-time employees)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employer-Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Employer-Paid Group Term Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP Benefits)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan w/ Agency Match
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
  • Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Service Employees


Woodfords' Direct Support Professionals (DSPs),

  • Work directly with adults with developmental disabilities who live independently on daily living skills including: budgeting, meal prep, housekeeping, grocery shopping, decision making, transportation and personal support
  • Support individuals to be active and engaged in their communities
  • Provide written documentation of daily progress toward consumers' goals
  • Are key members of the Independent Living program
  • Work independently with an adult and cooperatively with a treatment team
  • Receive excellent support from the team
  • Are carefully matched with an adult who is looking forward to support
  • Join an agency and team that values compassion and work/life balance


When you join Woodfords, you become part of an agency of people who are:

  • Compassionate and energetic 
  • Supportive and have a passion for helping others
  • Great communicators, with good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solvers
  • Patient, understanding and creative                                   


We invest in our employees and provide paid training & opportunities for advancement!

  • We will teach you the skills and strategies needed to be successful as a Direct Support Professional 


Key Qualifications of the Direct Support Professional (DSP):

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Valid driver's license
  • Use of reliable vehicle with current insurance
  • Direct Support Professional (DSP) certification or successful completion of the full DSP course within 6 months of hire (paid by Woodfords)
  • Good physical strength; able to bend, lift and stand


About Woodfords Family Services:

Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families since 1967. For more than 50 years, our agency has been Maine's leader in the provision of services for individuals and their families with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

Want to learn more about our agency, programs or employment opportunities?


"We have a mission that is good and needed. We have an organization that provides the training and leadership so that we can successfully meet challenges that arise when carrying out our mission. I love seeing the results of one's efforts take root in and have an impact on people's lives. At Woodfords, we are improving the world one person at a time." - Bob, Residential Direct Support Professional (DSP) 


Additional Opportunities for Woodfords Family Services' Employees:

  • Advancement within Woodfords Family Services
  • Training and Professional Development
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