Direct Support Professional – SED

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Do you have a passion for caring for people and making a difference in someone’s life? If so, then we have the ideal career opportunity for you. Glenwood is seeking Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to work with youth who struggle with emotional and behavioral challenges. Our Daniel House Programs serve males ages 6-14 who’ve experienced significant trauma and instability in their lives. If you have a heart for service, love working with kids, and the idea of challenging, yet rewarding work inspires you, then come join our team!


  • Provide direct care and supervision for youth with significant emotional and behavioral challenges
  • Be responsible for supervising youth in following their daily schedule and routines as directed.
  • Establish rapport and healthy relationships with youth
  • Documentation of care, services, and daily activities in a timely manner
  • Responsible for cultivating and sustaining a healthy environment in the home.
  • Perform home management functions such as light housekeeping.


  • Good relational skills
  • Solid listening skills
  • Be able to positively engage with and communicate with youth who may be struggling with strong emotions, negative attitudes, and disrespectful behavior without taking it personally.
  • Have a basic understanding of trauma and how it affects behavior.
  • Be able 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. (Training provided by the agency)


  • $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 bonus
  • Cost of Living Adjustment
  • Tuition assistance
  • Health, dental, 403(b)


  • 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
  • High school degree/GED equivalent required 
  • 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.

Glenwood is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to consideration of or discrimination against race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition or characteristics, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, veteran status or any other classification prohibited by applicable local, State, or Federal laws.

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