Woodfords Family Services
  • 31-Dec-2018 to 25-Jan-2019 (EST)
  • Biddeford, ME, USA
  • $11 to $12.25
  • Hourly
  • Full-time & Part-time

Full & Partial Benefits

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Woodfords is seeking individuals who would like to work as Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) and positively impact the lives of adults with special needs

Full-Time and Part-Time Positions Available

DSPs Needed in Multiple Locations: Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach & Kennebunk


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

  • Would you like to work with other compassionate, energetic people?  
  • Would you like to work independently but also be connected to a teamy?
  • Do you want to positively impact the life of an adult with special needs?

If this describes you, then a position as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) in Woodfords' Independent Living Program may be a great fit for you!                                   


About the Role of the Direct Support Professional (DSP):

Woodfords is seeking part-time and full-time DSPs to work with adults out of their homes. As a DSP in the Independent Living Program you will work one-on-one with a consumer each shift, helping that individual reach his/her unique goals. You will spend time both in the consumer's home and in the community working on specific skills. The consumers you will work with are active, engaged, and have many strengths that allow them to live in their own homes. Woodfords is seeking motivated staff who can work independently to make a positive impact with these individuals.



  • Full-time, part-time and casual positions available.
  • Flexible shift options include morning and afternoon shifts, Monday-Friday.



  • Full-time positions: $11.75/hour
  • Part-time positions: $11.00/hour
  • Casual positions: $10.50/hour 


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

Benefits Offered to Woodfords' Employees:

  • Health Insurance with multiple plan options to meet your needs, including 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
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits


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!

To learn more about our agency, programs or employment opportunities

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


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