Direct Support Professional

Direct Support Professional


No-experience required. We will train for this entry-level position!

Easterseals UCP is seeking compassionate, caring and dedicated Direct Service Providers (DSPs) to join our team. In this position, you will assist individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn and maintain the skills needed to gain greater independence while at home and while engaging within the community. Under the supervision of a program supervisor, DSPs help clients learn socially appropriate daily living skills. In addition to supporting clients, DSPs also offer families much needed breaks.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A heart for serving others
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license, valid auto insurance and a good driving record
  • Must complete and maintain our training curriculum, which includes (but is not limited to) the following:
    • CPR/First Aid
    • Crisis Intervention Techniques
    • Medication Administration
    • OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP)
    • Seizure Management
    • Core competencies and other trainings relevant to position

Easterseals UCP is one of the largest non-profit service providers in North Carolina and Virginia dedicated to helping children, adults and families living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and mental health challenges live their best possible life. Each year, we support 20,000 families by delivering 9 million hours of direct services and a wide variety of life-changing programs in 140 different locations

We believe in a diverse and inclusive culture that leverages unique strengths, perspectives and viewpoints of its workforce can and will advance our just cause, while building a healthy, sustainable organization. That’s why we listen, seek to understand and act to make our organization a safe place for individuals to be their authentic selves.

Applicants of all abilities are encouraged to apply!