Direct Support Professional


Direct Support Professional provides direct care and support to individuals with

developmental disabilities. The responsibilities of this role involve hands-on assistance to

the client prescribed medication and treatment, ensuring clients’ safety, providing

assistance towards clients’ goals, and achieving service objectives outlined in their

Individual Service Plan (ISP)



  1. Review clients’ Individual Service Plan (ISP), High-Risk Plan (HRP), and other care

plans prescribed to ensure clients receive appropriate care and service.

  1. Administer clients’ medication as per physician’s prescription and Medication

Administration Record (MAR).

  1. Check and review changes in medication or prescription to ensure the client receives

accurate medicine and monitor for any adverse effect.

  1. Notify Nursing Administrator, Physician, or Nurse Practitioner of any urgent concerns

related to medication effect, emergency, or other circumstances that require an

immediate response.

  1. Address basic care needs of clients including but not limited to the following:

medical, nutritional, hygienic, activities of daily living (ADL’s), social, recreational,

personal management, transportation, meal preparations, etc. personal hygiene

needs may require exposure to bodily fluids (feces, urine, blood, etc.).

  1. Observe and maintain cleanliness in the facility to ensure health standards and safety.
  2. Accompany and provide transportation for clients on scheduled community outings

and ensure safety.

  1. Assist clients to be actively involved in daily activities to achieve greater

independence using person-centered planning and self-determination.

  1. Ensure that clients are free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
  2. Recognize unusual or threatening conditions related to persons with disabilities and

resolve issues if necessary.

  1. Perform any other duties related to the field of service as may be assigned by the

Program Director, Administrator, and/or Executive Director.


  1. Participate in the design and implementation of each client’s program, collection and

analysis of ongoing data, and other assigned documentation pertaining to each client’s


  1. Participate in scheduled staff meetings and other meetings as assigned.
  2. Maintain and document records of participant accidents/incidents as required.
  3. Assist in the implementation of individual planned program goals for each client.
  4. Provide input and assist Program Director in planning and evaluating the program and

participant’s goals.

  1. Communicate with other staff regarding any changes in regulations, policies,

procedures, and general information pertaining to the program.

  1. Maintain and submit all required records and reports.
  2. Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures.
  3. Adhere to scheduled working hours.
  4. Maintain integrity and honesty when performing duties and responsibilities. Submit

required visit notes and utilize company-provided tools and systems (Geoh) to log

actual worked hours.


I have read and have been given an opportunity to ask questions regarding this position plan. I

also understand that this position plan does not constitute an implied or expressed contract for

employment. In addition, I understand that the employment relationship with my employer is

employment at will and that the company or I may terminate the employment relationship at any

time with or without cause.

Furthermore, I understand that this position plan is intended to describe the general content and

requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement

of duties, responsibilities, or requirements, and I will perform other duties that are assigned to

me to the best of my ability.



Job Category: Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Indianapolis

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