Woodfords Family Services
  • 31-Dec-2018 to 23-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • $12.50
  • Hourly
  • Full-time & Part-time

Full & Partial Benefits

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Multiple Full-time Positions Available

Greater Portland, Greater Biddeford & Kennebunk

 Residential & Independent Living Programs


Woodfords is seeking dynamic individuals who want to positively impact the lives of adults with special needs. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) work with adult consumers, their families and other service providers to promote independence and community inclusion.

  • We have open positions throughout Southern Maine


About the Person We Want to Hire as a full-time, part-time, or casual 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 an excellent problem solver. 
  • You are patient, understanding and creative.
  • You're a dynamic individual who wants to impact the lives of people 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!         


The Role of a Direct Support Professional (DSP):

As a Woodfords' Direct Support Professional (DSP),

  • You will work directly with adults with developmental disabilities on daily living skills including: budgeting, meal prep, housekeeping, grocery shopping, decision making, transportation and personal support. 
  • You will support individuals to be active in the community and accompany individuals on outings and activities.
  • You will be required to provide written documentation of daily progress toward consumers' goals.
  • You will be a key member of the Residential program working independently with an adult consumer and cooperatively within a treatment team.
  • Your full-time schedule may be flexible allowing you to maintain a work/life balance.


Compensation for Direct Support Professionals:

  • Our Full-time Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) make $12.50/hour
    • Casual/Per Diem: $11/hour
    • Part-time: $11.50/hour
    • Full-time: $12.50/hour


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 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)
  • 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 Family Services:

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!

"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 DSP 


We have a comprehensive benefits package for Woodfords Family Services' full-time & part-time Direct Support Professionals (DSP), including:

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


 Additional Opportunities for Woodfords Family Services' Employees:

  • Advancement within Woodfords Family Services
  • Training and Professional Development


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