Direct Service Provider (DSP) – Group Home


Easterseals PORT Health (ESPH), a non-profit service provider in North Carolina & Virginia, seeks compassionate, caring, and dedicated individuals to become full or part-time Caregivers (internally called DSPs) to our clients living with developmental disabilities or mental health challenges residing in our group homes. 

We are currently hiring for the following locations and shifts:


Full time: 

2pm to 10pm during the week & every other weekend to include Saturday & Sunday.

What You’ll Do

Your care will make a huge difference in the lives of the people you will be helping. You will help our clients with their daily living activities, including employment support, as well as keep them socially engaged in activities so their days are enjoyable and meaningful. Daily documentation and reporting are required. You will provide care in a residential group home setting and may transport residents out in the local community as needed. In this position, you will assist individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn and maintain the skills needed to gain greater independence at their home or program or while engaging within the community, and providing families much needed breaks.

How You’ll Benefit

Being part of our team means we value and encourage your personal growth and development.  You’ll earn a competitive hourly rate ($15 an hour) and we offer set shift schedules, and paid training for completing the required courses below to provide you with key skills to help serve our clients:

  • CPR / First Aid
  • Crisis Intervention Techniques
  • Medication Administration
  • OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP)
  • Seizure Management
  • Other training courses relevant to this position and your career growth.

We also offer competitive benefits to benefits-eligible positions. Our benefits include:

  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Health Benefits + an optional Flexible Health Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and more
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program and Legal services, as needed
  • Lots of Merchant Discounts to improve your purchasing power!

What We’re Looking For

To join our team, you must have a willingness to provide care in various community settings. We require proof of a High School Diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and current auto insurance. You must also be willing to successfully complete a background check.

If you’re kind-hearted and seek a rewarding career opportunity where you can make a huge difference in the daily lives of the people you will help, then please apply now at our website: OR by sending your resume to: 

About Easterseals PORT Health

Easterseals PORT Health is a trustworthy, compassionate partner providing disability, behavioral health and addiction treatment services to help our neighbors live their best lives. Our diverse 2,600 team members provide meaningful support to 40,200 kids, adults and families in 11,000 home, facility and community locations across North Carolina and Virginia.

Our working environment supports employee & client health with a ‘no tobacco’ use policy (tobacco free and smoke free) in all offices, client facilities, properties, and agency vehicles.

We believe that by leveraging the unique strengths and perspectives of our workforce, we can advance our just cause, while building a healthy, sustainable organization. That’s why we listen, seek to understand & act to make ESPH an Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, Authentic & Learning (IDEAL) organization.

Applicants of all abilities are encouraged to apply!