Direct Support Professional – Residential Services

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Do you have a passion for caring for people and making a difference in someone’s life? Do you have the heart to serve others? If so, then we have the career for you. Glenwood is seeking Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to work in our Residential Services programs making a positive impact in the lives of children and adults with an Autism diagnosis. Our DSPs are the heartbeat of our organization.  They provide service to our individuals in a caring, compassionate, and professional manner, with a positive attitude. Our DSPs work various shifts from 8 to 12 hours (day and overnight), and weekends.


  • Provide direct care for the individuals served, following resident’s Individual Plan of Care (IPC), policies and procedures, emphasizing non-averse, positive programming and interactions.
  • Provide support services for residents, staff, and facility
  • Assisting with toileting, including bedpans, urinals, and commode chairs
  • Transport/accompany residents to/from school, dining facility, planned activities, and scheduled appointments
  • Safely operate and maintain facility vehicle(s) as qualified and required
  • Documentation of care, services, and daily activities in a timely manner
  • Responsible for cultivating and sustaining a healthy environment in the home(s), as well as maintenance of the home, property
  • Performing home management functions such as light housekeeping


  • Ability to work in a group home, home-like setting
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external to the company
  • Ability to handle physical aspects of the job, including bending, stooping, lifting, pushing, pulling, reaching, and walking for periods of time
  • Must maintain state regulatory certifications, as required by state/program requirements 
  • Medication Administration as required by state/program requirements
  • Experience in residential care preferred


  • $1,000 BONUS for achieving RBT Certification through completing 40 hours of RBT training (on your own time) and passing the RBT Exam
  • Work directly with children and adults with Autism and other behavioral disorders
  • Provide support services for residents, staff, and facility
  • Competitive pay
  • A 6-step career path with pay increases
  • Sign-on, Retention, and Performance bonuses
  • Cost of Living Adjustment
  • Gas Allowance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Health, dental, 403(b)
  • High school degree/GED equivalent required 
  • 18 years of age or older (non-driver); 21 years of age or older (driver) – must have a valid Alabama driver’s license and must be insurable through the agency’s insurance carrier
  • Certified Nursing Assistant a plus
  • Must be cleared through the Dept. of Human Resources Child Abuse & Neglect Registry as well as the ABI/FBI and pass all required pre-employment and background screening


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