StPaulRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for St. Paul jobs

DSP, Saint Paul, MN (M-F AM)

Company: Dependable Home Health Care
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:



At Dependable, it's our goal to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to develop the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to thrive. It's innate in all of us to want to belong and function as an independent person. We teach and support people to be connected to others by modeling healthy relationships and effective communication skills and promote independence by improving skills and fostering growth.

We live and work through our values and mission:

"Everyone Together, All Together"

Be Kind

Be Innovative

Act as Community Connectors

Be Good Ambassadors

Always be People-Centered

Role Specifics

Shift: AM

Hours: 43/week

  • Monday 8am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday 8am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 8am-4:30pm
  • Thursday 8am-4:30pm
  • Friday 8am-4:30pm

Location: Saint Paul, MN

Rate of Pay $15/hour

The primary purpose of the Direct Support Professional (DSP) is to work directly with individuals being served in the implementation of the written Coordinated Service and Support Plan, to document progress and response to program services, and to ensure the safety and well-being of the individual being served. This position reports to the Designated Coordinator (DC).



  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of individuals' history, skills, areas of vulnerability, Coordinated Service and Support Plan, and emergency procedures.
  • Provide support and supervision to each individual, using therapeutic interventions as specified within procedures, while ensuring individuals' safety.
  • Assist in completing annual assessments as directed.
  • Participate in the writing of program plans and teaching methods
  • Assist in implementing program plan; documents the individual's progress and record outcomes with measurable data in daily and monthly reports.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information.
  • Complete progress reports at the frequency listed in the CSSP/CSSP Addendum.
  • Complete assignments of all medical or health-related services as assigned by the DC and ensure follow-up services.
  • Maintain and perform proper distribution and documentation of all prescribed or over-the-counter medication, treatments, diets, or exams.
  • Assist in transporting and accompanying individuals to and from appointments for health or consultant-related services, including nurses, physicians, psychologists, and/or therapists as directed.
  • Assure the individuals have nutritionally adequate meals available at regularly scheduled times.
  • Abide by all contracted services (SLS, In-Home, Foster Care, CRS, ILS, and temporary respite services) according to MN Statute 245D, Adult Foster Care 203, Human Services Licensing Act, Child Foster Care, Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults and Maltreatment of Minors.
  • Promote and implement the principles of person-centered care, ensuring the individuals can live their lives in the manner in which they choose.
  • Ensure the work environment is safe and free from harassment and discrimination. Report any unsafe work practices or hazards and report any observed or suspected harassing or discriminating practices.


  • Assist individuals and their support teams in providing opportunities for the individuals' choices and present creative options as needed.
  • Perform the daily routine including, but not limited to, cooking, leisure time activities, grooming, socializing, budgeting and money management, safety and health, and participation as a member of the community.
  • Pass medications and perform other medical treatments for which they are trained and authorized as directed.


  • Encourage and assist in the use of public resources and outside recreational activities in an integrated setting.
  • Assist individuals in establishing and maintaining community relationships and facilitate friendships.
  • Provide assistance, support, and supervision to each individual.
  • Maintain the home by performing routine housekeeping tasks.
  • Notify Designated Coordinator of household maintenance projects and safety concerns.
  • Document and account for all agency-related expenditures according to company procedures.


  • Notify Designated Coordinator and coworkers of all service-related and/or employment-related unusual and emergency events immediately.
  • Maintain required and directed communications with Designated Coordinator and co-workers in a timely and accurate manner. Participate as a team member to offer suggestions, voice concerns, and provide information regarding supported individuals.
  • Directed communications from family, county case managers, licensors, etc., to the Designated Coordinator as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain positive, open communication with the individuals being served, their family and friends, staff, expanded support team members, and other associated persons as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relations and open communication with the individuals, their family, and friends, staff, expanded support team members, and other associated persons as appropriate.
  • Document the progress and activities of individuals whom they serve in daily log notes and additional reports as needed. Actively and objectively document data for program goals.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information.
  • Give proper notice and follow the reporting chain of command when unable to report for a work shift.


  • Maintain all employment standards, required training, and licenses.
  • Attend all staff meetings and required training sessions to meet licensing requirements.
  • Participate in the orientation and ongoing training of the program staff.
  • Obtain a working knowledge of the applicable program and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in a variety of education programs designed to increase knowledge and experience in the field. Incorporate pertinent information into the program design.
  • Maintain all employment standards, required training, and licenses.
  • Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and personal vehicle for use in performing work-related activities and maintain necessary insurance coverage.


  • Perform the duties and functions of other staff as needed.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by the DC.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of program and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all information.
  • Assure that the work environment is safe, harassment, and discrimination-free. Immediately report any unsafe work practices or hazards, or discriminating practices observed or suspected.
  • Complete special projects or tasks as needed.
  • Serve as a positive role model for the individuals at all times.
  • Conduct him/herself at all times in a professional manner when representing the company, its services, and personnel positively and in a manner that will not be construed as defaming, demeaning or slandering.
  • At all times treat the individuals with dignity and respect in the performance of the duties outlined in this job description.
  • Attend relevant training sessions and incorporates pertinent information into the program design.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year of relevant work experience
  • Ability to read, write and speak English at a level that meets the performance requirements; or must be able to communicate in the language spoken by the individual at a level that meets the performance requirements; whichever is deemed more important by the company.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction and make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Ability to meet licensing requirements of the state and county.
  • Ability to maintain good employee relations and morale.
  • Willingness to take initiative and adapt to circumstances.
  • Ability to develop and maintain professionally appropriate therapeutic relationships with each individual and the individual's family; ability to maintain positive working relations with staff and other related persons to ensure services are delivered in a smooth and effective manner.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain a positive demeanor.
  • Ability to follow daily routines while allowing for flexibility and planning creative alternatives.
  • Ability to work in a variety of settings and with a variety of level of personal care needs without direct supervision.
  • Ability to use effectively a calculator, household appliances, smoke alarms, etc. with training.
  • Ability to accept and incorporate new methods into existing practices.


  • Subject to frequent interruptions, imposed deadlines, and frequent problem-solving activities.
  • May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset individuals, staff, family members, visitors, and personnel from other agencies.
  • May be exposed to a variety of conditions, infectious diseases, odors, dust, etc. throughout the working hours.
  • Regular travel in the community and transport of individuals and may be asked to own vehicle (with paid mileage).
  • Subject to flexible hours, including split shifts or varied days and times including mornings, afternoons, and evenings, holidays, weekends and overnights depending on coverage needs.
  • Variety of work settings inside and outside the home, respite houses, and throughout the community.
  • Varied work settings according to the needs of the company and staffing requirements. May be assigned to work sites throughout the various counties contracted for services with the company, including reassignment to a different shift when the scheduled shift has been cancelled.
  • May be subject to physically aggressive individuals and may be required to participate in emergency use of manual restraint.
  • May be exposed to animals, including but not limited to dogs, cats, pet rodents, birds, or pet reptiles.


  • Sits stand, walk, bend and move intermittently during working hours.
  • Lifting/transferring requirements vary based on the assigned caseload. Ability to lift and transfer individuals as needed.
  • Ability to master the use of all physical intervention and assistance techniques, including emergency use of manual restraint.
  • Sight/hearing senses or use prosthetic services that will enable these senses to function adequately.
  • Ability to move intermittently throughout the workday.
  • Possess good health and demonstrate emotional stability.

Keywords: Dependable Home Health Care, St. Paul , DSP, Saint Paul, MN (M-F AM), Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category

Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Minnesota jobs by following @recnetMN on Twitter!

St. Paul RSS job feeds