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Direct Support Professional

Position Summary

  • Promotes the community inclusion and support of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities by directly working with individuals in their homes and communities.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support individuals as needed in daily living activities such as personal and health management, communication, self-advocacy, realizing personal and educational goals, meal planning and preparation, shopping, housekeeping, laundry, basic home maintenance and safety, recreation, home management, financial management and decision making.
  • Participate in the development of Individual Support Plans (ISP) and Planning Team meetings as needed.
  • Complete all required paperwork accurately including, but not limited to, critical logs, ISP data, etc
  • Comply with Archway Programs’ policies and DDD/DHS licensing standards.
  • Cooperates fully with Archway Programs, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Department of Human Services and Department of Children and Families staff in any and all licensing, inspections and/ or investigations.
  • Promote and demonstrate ethical and professional conduct at all times.
  • Work towards advancing the mission and values of Archway Programs.
  • Ensure that all necessary program resources are used to meet the needs of the clients.
  • Participate in quality improvement projects.
  • Assist with the implementation of high quality individual support plans.
  • Promote and participate in Archway Programs Risk Management and Performance Improvement goals addressing the health and safety of customers and employees.
  • Promote inclusion for clients through meaningful and high quality community activities.
  • Support clients as needed in developing friendships and establishing desired relationships with peers.
  • Complete household chores to the extent necessary to maintain high standards of health, sanitation, safety and building maintenance at all times.
  • Assist clients in receiving needed medical, dental and counseling services.
  • Communicate with client’s families and day and employment program personnel as assigned by supervisor.
  • Assist in maintaining records of medical/dental services, petty cash funds and client funds entrusted to the company as assigned by supervisor.
  • Serve as shift supervisor as assigned by supervisor.
  • Administer medication to clients who need support taking medication.
  • Attend staff meetings and all required training programs as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Transport clients in company vehicles as required.
  • Perform other such duties as may be assigned for providing excellent customer service and for the most effective operation of the company.

Position Qualifications

  • High school diploma or G.E.D., a driver’s license valid in their current state of residence and one (1) year of experience in a responsible, paid position. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or the elderly preferred.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $17.00 – $18.00 per hour


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance



  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekends as needed


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Freehold, NJ 07728: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)



  • High school or equivalent (Required)



  • Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)



  • CPR Certification (Preferred)
  • Driver’s License (Required)


Work Location: In person

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