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Job Title:

Direct Support Professional

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Centralia, Salem, Olney, Mount Vernon


All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Join a team of passionate and caring people who make a difference in people’s lives. We are now hiring for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to provide direct care to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our DSPs are the STARS of our organization who provide caregiving to the people we support. This may be in a group home, home-like setting.

Essential Responsibilities/Job Duties
•Performing personal care tasks, including assistance with basic personal hygiene and grooming, feeding, and ambulation, medical monitoring, and health care related tasks. Fostering positive relationships between individuals served and their housemates
•Ensuring client safety and maintaining a safe environment
•Assisting with toileting, including bedpans, urinals, and commode chairs
•Reminding/assisting client with self-administration of medications (with proper training)
•Encouraging self-help activities
•Reporting changes in client's condition or family situation to the office
•Documenting services provided
•Performing home management functions such as light housekeeping, laundry, bed making, and cleaning
•Planning meals, shopping for groceries, preparing and serving food/meals, feeding and clean-up
•Accompanying client to scheduled appointments
•Transporting clients or running errands for clients
•Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

•High school degree/GED required
•18 years of age or older
•Valid driver's license (in most cases)
•Ability to work in a group home, home-like settings
•Ability to communicate (verbally and written) with all levels of personnel, internal and external to the company
•Ability to handle physical aspects of 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


Health, Dental and Vision Insurance to FT staff after 60 days.
Employee Assistance Program
Life and Disability Insurance
Pharmacy Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Employee Discounts on Automobiles, Cell Phone Service, Entertainment and many more..

Company Information

We are the nation’s largest private provider of services to people with disabilities; the largest one-stop workforce contractor and the largest privately-owned home care company. ResCare offers residential and support services, education, vocational training and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. ResCare Residential Services focuses on people with disabilities and youth with special needs and ResCare HomeCare helps seniors who want to age in place. ResCare Workforce Services and ResCare Education and Training Services provide counseling, training and job placement to people of all ages with barriers to employment.
ResCare is Respect and Care—assisting people to reach their highest level of independence.

Application Instructions:

Please visit our website, click on careers on the top right side of the screen, scroll down to search jobs and enter Centralia il, then click on Direct Support Prof-Centralia.