New Year – New Career

Direct Support Professional Career Fair
January 9, 2018
12 Noon-5 p.m.

Location:  Eastgate Mall (Near Sears), 4601 Eastgate Blvd., Cincinnati, OH 45245

If you enjoy encouraging and motivating others, building relationships, and enjoy finding creative solutions, this might be an ideal job for YOU!

A Direct Support Professional (DSP) provides supervision, teaches skills, assists with personal care, helps with household tasks, and provides social support. DSPs have the opportunity to enhance and enrich the lives and learning of people with disabilities. The possibilities are endless!  (Scroll down for more details.)

Available Positions include: Part-time, full-time, afternoons, evenings, early mornings, weekends, live-ins, and more…a variety of hours to fit your lifestyle and needs!

What is a DSP?

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) help people with developmental disabilities live, learn, work and play in their communities.

There are a variety of jobs available for a DSP:

Day Support – Supporting Individuals During the Day

·         Work side by side with individuals by providing supports and training in the community;

·         Take small groups of individuals into the community for volunteer and leisure type activities;

·         Teach independence skills and how to be safe in the community;

·         Assist individuals to try new things, make more choices, and be more involved in activities and hobbies of their choice;

·         Support individuals in forming relationships with others in the community

Employment – Helping Individuals Find and Keep a Job

·         Assisting individuals in identifying their talents, interests, goals and abilities and support them to find a job that can be fulfilling long term;

·         Provide one on one marketing and recruitment services to connect individuals with employers;

·         Provide job coaching, on-site support and training to assist individuals at employment sites to ensure their success

Residential – Supporting Individuals Where They Live

·         Supporting individuals to live as independently as possible in their home and community;

·         Helping individuals develop their own independent living skills;

·         Helping to ensure individuals are healthy and safe;

·         Supporting individuals in their daily life activities such as: cooking, cleaning, dressing and bathing based on their level of need;

·         Providing additional support as required in the areas of money management and personal income, transportation and community activities

For more information, visit DSPOhio.org