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Direct Support Professional

Terrapin House
Full Time
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
$18 - $22 an hour
Posted 15 days ago
Job description

Are you a Direct Support Professional who is passionate about delivering the best care possible? Are you intrigued with high-tech devices along with an interest in communication? If so, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

As a Direct Support Professional, you will be providing person-centered direct support for a 24-year-old young lady who uses a non-self-propelled wheelchair. She desires to learn independent living skills on a one-to-one basis while in her home and in the Mechanicsburg and surrounding community.

Weekdays 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 hours shift (7:30 am to 7:30 pm)
Flexible scheduling (every other weekend or 6 hour shifts) available.

Our Ideal Candidate…
Is kind and fun
Has a calm demeanor Has experience and Is comfortable providing full personal care support
Enjoys learning new skills
Enjoys problem-solving everyday issues
Enjoys walking and getting into pool

Experienced staff will:
-Be responsible for supervision, health and safety of individual at all times.
-Be responsible for supporting an Everyday Life by consistently reinforcing the individual’s Individual Support Plan (ISP) outcomes.
-Provide skills training, assistance and/or supervision to the individual in the areas of daily living, personal care, community, and social integration.
-Assists with personal care support
-Communicate information consistently and will be responsible for documentation on appropriate forms and verbally relaying information to Managing Employer.
-Have basic knowledge of seizure disorders and willing to follow seizure protocol for the safety of the individual
-Demonstrate basic knowledge to assure a safe and healthy environment for individual per ISP.
-Perform all other duties as assigned.


Have a High School Diploma or GED, CNA certificate (preferred)
Have at least 6 months experience in human service field.
Have experience working with seizure disorders.
Like dogs

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $18.00 - $22.00 per hour


  • Flexible schedule


  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • 4 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Family follows Covid precautions.

Application Question(s):

  • Willing to submit to background check?


  • Seizure Support: 1 year (Required)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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