Woodfords Family Services
  • 02-Dec-2018 to 16-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Westbrook, ME, USA
  • $11 to $12.25
  • Hourly
  • Full-time & Part-time

Full & Partial Benefits

Direct Support Professionals (DSP)

Woodfords is seeking dynamic individuals who would like to work as DSPs in our Expeditions Adult Day Program in Westbrook

Part-time of Full-time positions available


Expeditions Adult Day Program - Westbrook Location

Expeditions, Woodfords' Community Supports Program, provides community-based day services for adults with developmental disabilities. Expeditions promotes active, healthy life styles by demonstrating that healthy food choices, physical activity, new experiences, community involvement and new friendships can be fun and have lasting benefits.

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) on the Expeditions team engage in sports activities, hiking, gardening, field trips, art and craft activities, cooking, raising and tending chickens, volunteer projects in the community and consumer-directed activities. 


About the Person Woodfords Want to Hire as a Direct Support Professional (DSP):

  • You are compassionate, energetic and a people person!
  • You are supportive and have a passion for helping others.
  • You have good verbal and written communication skills
  • You are a skilled leader, able to motivate others, and are an excellent problem solver.
  • You are patient, understanding and creative.
  • You are able to set limits, create structure, and maintain clear boundaries. 
  • You're a dynamic individual who wants to impact the lives of adults with special needs and their families!  

If this describes you, then a position as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) at Woodfords could be waiting for you!                                             


About the DSP Role:

As a Woodfords' Direct Support Professional (DSP):

  • You will work directly with adults with developmental disabilities in a community support program that provides year-round, community-based services. This program promotes an active, healthy lifestyle by emphasizing healthy choices, new experiences and community involvement
  • You will be co-leading groups of consumers, encouraging participation in experiential activities
  • You will be a key member of the Residential program working independently and also cooperatively as part of a treatment team
  • Your schedule may be flexible allowing you to maintain a work/life balance.


Pay Rates for Woodfords' Direct Support Professionals:

  • Full-time - $12.25
  • Part-time - $11.50
  • Casual/per-diem - $11.00


We invest in you and provide you with paid training & opportunities for advancement! We will teach you the skills and strategies needed to be successful.


Key Qualifications of a Direct Support Professional: 

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Associate or Bachelor degree preferred
  • 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)
  • C.R.M.A. certification or successful completion of C.R.M.A. course (paid by Woodfords) within 6 months of hire
  • Good physical strength; able to bend, lift and stand.


About Woodfords:

Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families since 1967. For 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. Not only are we committed to our consumers and their families but we are also committed to our staff. That is why we have staff who have been working with us for 10, 20 and 30 plus years!

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

Check out our website: www.woodfords.org 

Take a look at this video and hear from our staff, consumers and families about how amazing Woodfords is:

Any Given Day: https://youtu.be/NFg3gtdp-8g 


"I really enjoy my position with WFS. The work that I do is very rewarding. I feel supported in my position from my supervisor and know that I can always get help when needed. " -DSP


We have a Comprehensive Benefits Package, Including:

  • Health Insurance with multiple plan options to meet your needs, gym membership reimbursement and vision discounts (For full-time employees)
  • Dental Insurance (For 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
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
  • Exclusive Verizon Discount to Woodfords Family Service Employees


Additional Opportunities:

  • Advancement within Woodfords Family Services
  • Training and Professional Development
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