Position title
Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Overnight

A direct support professional is a person who assists an individual with a disability to lead a self-directed life and contribute to the community, assists with activities of daily living if needed, and encourages attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion.

  • Behavior should be professional at all times and consistent with TOBOLA’s culture, mission, values, philosophy, and policies and procedures, including treating clients and others with dignity and respect.
  • Assist clients in maintaining safe and healthy lifestyles, and monitor for changes in their general health, appearance, behavior, and patterns of activities.
  • Responsible for monitoring and maintaining a clean, safe, and secure environment for clients at all times.
  • Provide training and assistance to all clients in making healthy dietary choices, and following any pre-established orders by medical professionals.
  • Plan and support clients in daily activities, which may include, but not limited to, household chores, recreational activities, learning activities, physical fitness activities, and money management.
  • Responsible for assisting clients with personal hygiene skills and tasks, including assisting with bathroom responsibilities, ensuring clients complete shaving, brushing teeth, bathing/showering, shampooing, and dressing appropriately for the weather and type of activities.
  • Complete electronic and paper documentation of supports provided, to meet TOBOLA, federal, and state regulatory requirements.
  • Complete required, on-going training requirements within TOBOLA and state required timeframes and meeting region required competency levels.
  • Report to work on time, and if unable to report to work, or if there is a need to come to work late, or leave early, follow TOBOLA’s approval policy.
  • Attend staff meetings and all company required activities.

The ideal candidate will ...

  • Be 18 years of age or older (required)
  • Have a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED
  • Have a Current, Non-Provisional Driver’s License valid in the State of Delaware
  • Experience with the developmentally disabled or as a caretaker is preferred but not required
  • Be empathetic and have a team approach to care for the consumers
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor
  • Be able to attend ten days of in-house orientation on weekdays
  • Be able to lift up to 50+ pounds and perform Safe and Positive Approaches
  • Have a high level of comfort with hands-on hygiene care (including diapering and showering)
Job Benefits
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Appreciation Program

email -

Phone - (302)389-8448 ext 1

Fax - (302)389-8553

Employment Type
Health care
Job Location
Dover, Delaware, USA
Working Hours
Overnight shift (11 PM - 8 AM / 8 PM - 8AM 8:00PM - 8:00AM
Date posted
January 11, 2021
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