Would you like to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities or mental illness? If so then consider becoming a Direct Support Professional at OHI!

The DSP shall be responsible to support adults with disabilities of all ages and others who need assistance to lead self-directed lives and contribute to their communities; and supports behaviors that enhance inclusion in their communities. The DSP shall understand that people requiring support who have one disability, such as mental illness, can also have another disability, such as a substance abuse disorder, cognitive disability or a medical condition. These conditions are called co-occurring disorders. The DSP shall promote OHI‚ s welcoming and effective provision of supports to such people.

The DSP is responsible to assure that quality supports and services are provided to people residing in the homes to which he/she has been assigned, and that the philosophy of OHI is adhered to at all times.

The DSP is responsible to assure that there is consistency in the supports provided to each person with disabilities; that the communication among team members is effective; that duplication of efforts is eliminated; bureaucracy is reduced; that the small agency feeling is maintained; that a holistic approach is provided to people supported; and best practices are used.

The DSP is responsible for teaching daily living, communication and work skills because at OHI we believe everything is possible! The DSP will also be administering medications and first aid, providing safe transportation, assisting with or coordinating medical and other support service appointments, maintaining accurate and detailed documentation and records, safeguarding the monetary and personal resources of people supported, and implementing the philosophy, policies and procedures of OHI.


  • High school or equivalent

Benefits of working at OHI:
We have full-time, part-time, per diem, awake overnights, and 2 1/2-day live-in DSP positions available. We have flexible hours, are family friendly, and have a wide variety of open hours on each day of the week.

DSP positions include health, dental and life insurance benefits; paid training and certification; personal paid leave; and holiday benefits. Enjoy non-traditional working hours and a job that matters! Have real career advancement opportunities!
Our starting wage is $10.50 per hour. Upon successful completion of either the CDS or MHSS curriculum, you will receive an additional $0.25 per hour. After you successfully complete the 40-Hour CRMA (medication administration) course, you will receive another pay increase of $0.25 per hour! Most new employees complete the training's noted above within six months of employment.

For more information, visit us online at: www.ohimaine.org or www.facebook.com/ohimaine. You can also visit one of our offices, either 238 State Street, Twin City Plaza, Brewer or 25 Freedom Parkway, Hermon to complete a job application. OHI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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