Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Easterseals UCP, one of the largest non-profit service providers in North Carolina & Virginia is seeking a dedicated Direct Support Professional (DSP) who is energetic and passionate about supporting adults with disabilities. Our Morehead City program has a part-time position (M-F 7:30am-3:30p) with some Saturday’s as needed. If you’re looking for a rewarding career opportunity where you can make a huge difference in the daily lives of the people you’ll support, then we are looking for you!

Part-time schedule:

  • (Monday-Friday) 8:00am-3:00pm with occasional Saturday’s

What You’ll Do as a Direct Support Professional (DSP):

Transition to Employment:

  • Support individuals during Job Club activities, volunteerism, and job shadowing.
  • Accompany supported individuals to their community-based site to provide on-the-job training.
  • Analyze job duties and tasks and completes a thorough job task analysis.
  • Assist individuals in mastering skills and meeting production standards, fading support as appropriate.
  • Assist in performing an individual’s job duties to maintain necessary production as well as model work behavior.
  • Provide supplemental evaluation, work development, and intensive training activities with individuals being supported according to their service plan and work schedule.


  • Responsible for supporting individuals at learning and increasing skills in all areas of independence including, but not limited to: Self-help skills, independent living skills, accessing community resources, and pursuit of leisure activities.
  • Participate in all program activities while ensuring safety, health, hygiene, and nutritional needs are met. Lift and transfer individuals as needed.
  • This position may have additional responsibilities of Vehicle Driver and/or Vehicle Monitor. The Vehicle Monitor is responsible for monitoring individuals supported while being transported to and from Empower Site including planned outings and fieldtrips.

 How You’ll Benefit:

We 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, when needed
  • Lots of Merchant Discounts to improve your purchasing power!

What We’re Looking for in a Direct Support Professional (DSP):

  • High School diploma or GED required.  Associate’s Degree preferred. 
  • Two years’ experience working with individuals with developmental and other various disabilities preferred.
  • Knowledge of the labor market and community services agencies, as well as skills in writing task analysis, systemic job training, counseling, advocacy, and supported employment preferred.
  • Must be comfortable with a fast-paced work environment to meet the program’s performance expectations.
  • Valid North Carolina driver’s license, clean driving record, and current insurance required.
  • Must have reliable transportation for occasional travel throughout the program’s territory.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career opportunity where you can make a huge difference in the daily lives of the people you’ll support, then please apply now on our website: 

About Easterseals UCP NC & VA

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to providing exceptional disability, behavioral health and addiction treatment services to help our neighbors live their best lives. Our diverse and inclusive 2,600 member team provides more than 10.2 million hours of meaningful support to 40,200 kids, adults and families in 11,000 home, facility and community locations across North Carolina and Virginia.

We strive to attract and engage team members with diverse lived experiences. We intentionally seek out and value uniqueness across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, personality, disability and age.