• Respite Direct Support Professional (DSP)

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis Metro Area
    Job ID
    Client Services
  • Overview

    Respite Club:

    Monday-Friday 2/2:30pm-8pm


    Hourly rate: $15.00


    ABOUT: If your desire to serve others is matched with enthusiasm and dedication to the community we serve, we want to talk with you!


    Pathways to Community is a human services provider offering family and residential services to youth and adults with developmental disabilities. From comprehensive and required training to our servant-leadership culture, Pathways realizes our employee’s success leads to higher quality of care for our individuals.   Join our high energy and collaborative team to experience a different “path to success.” 


    Our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are key players in the quality of care we offer. Success in this role comes through building meaningful long-term relationships with those we serve.



    Respite Services: Weekend, Club, Summer Camps

    Also part of our Family Services division, these programs are designed to assist those we serve with developing and enhancing their social skills within the community. As a Direct Support Professional (DSP) in Respite Services you will have the opportunity to work with our individual population in a social setting while providing them opportunities to integrate into the community through one of our respite program.


    Whether you’re serving in our Weekend, Club, or Summer Camps programs, be prepared for a high energy, fun, and a fast-paced environment!


    Our DSP's serve individuals with a combination of high or low behaviors, high or low medical needs, and high or low functioning individuals in a variety of ways, which may include:

    • Supporting individuals with daily needs
    • Administering medications
    • Cooking and housework
    • Provide constant supervision
    • Participate in water activities (pool, waterslides, hot tub, etc.)
    • Transportation to appointments and community events

    While we don’t require previous experience as a DSP, we do strongly prefer professional or personal experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities.




    Earn $0.40 per mile while driving with Individuals

    Example: 125 miles driven = $50.00




    To be considered for a DSP position with us, you must:

    • Carry a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and daily access to a reliable vehicle
    • Hold an acceptable driving record
    • Have availability of a minimum of 15 hours per week
    • Be able to work two or more of the following shifts:
      • Monday-Friday 2/2:30pm-8pm
    • Possess strong communication skills
    • Possess intermediate computer skills
    • Be able to pass a DHS and nationwide criminal background check

    Pathways to Community is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.



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