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Overnight Direct Support Professional - DSP $15.50/ Hour

Greater Hearts Human Services
Lancaster, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Awake Overnight


Ensures individuals’ health, safety and welfare, enhances the quality of individuals’ lives, and supports community inclusion. Participates in the development and implementation of each individual’s Support Plan. Provides supervision as determined in the individuals’ support plans. Participates in the implementing of all program plans designed to enhance the individual’s social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and independent living skills.

Assists individuals in the development of appropriate behavioral, social, money management, housekeeping, hygiene, and other skills necessary to reach their highest level of potential. Adheres to Department of Public Welfare Regulatory requirements.

Administers medication and treatment as permitted under regulations Completes and updates all daily, weekly and monthly records, reports, logs, casework notes, administrative paperwork, fiscal reports, and medical records in an accurate, timely, and professional manner.

Collaborates and cooperates with involved agencies, family members, and other service providers; participates in meetings and provides relevant information.


Transports individuals in personal and/or company vehicle for community outings or scheduled appointments. Responsible for individual’s work related personal and financial transactions. Works independently with minimal supervision in field location assignments.


Ensures that the worksite is safe, comfortable, well maintained, and free from hazards. Provides coverage in emergency situations. Performs other duties as assigned.


Community Program Direct Support Professional duties only (in addition to core duties): Assesses and documents instructional needs initially and on an ongoing basis. Rev. 08/18 Provides support and assistance to individuals in arranging for medical care when responsible to do so and follows health care recommendations.


Develops and facilitates skills instruction in appropriate setting. Utilizes community resources to promote community integration, independence, and interdependence. Residential Program Direct Support Professional duties only (in addition to core duties): Supervises and/or completes all duties and responsibilities in the daily operation of the residence in the 24 hour daily operation of the home. Conducts fire drills and manages emergency situations during assigned work shift.


Encourages individuals to follow all dietary guidelines as recommended by medical professionals. Core Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs): Knowledge of acceptable social, work, and interpersonal behavior. Knowledge of basic math. Ability to understand and relate to persons with disabilities. Ability to learn to identify symptoms associated with mental health diagnosis and to learn to apply interventions when symptoms occur. Ability to pass the Department of Public Welfare’s Medication Administration Course and administers medications in compliance with regulation and GHHS policy. Ability to learn and apply positive methods to modify behavior. Ability to maintain information in a confidential manner Ability to apply the principles of “Everyday Lives “and Self Determination. Ability to observe and assess the needs of individuals. Ability to maintain professional and respectful interaction with individual and co-workers. Ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task work assignments. Ability to work alone with minimal supervision.


Ability to perform first aid/CPR. Knowledge and the ability to utilize good listening skills and comprehend verbal instructions given in English. Ability to read and comprehend instructions written in English. Ability to write legibly in English in a clear, concise, and logical manner. Ability to speak clearly and express self effectively in English.

Company Description
In her 15 years as a Direct Support Professional, Sento Bangura, Founder and President of Greater Hearts Human Services, worked closely with residents who were significantly affected by poor placements. She started Greater Hearts in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to create a place where people with IDD can feel safe and are supported to live a wonderful life — specifically suited to each person.

Greater Hearts Human Services places emphasis on person-centered supports including well trained staff, suitable housemates, and high-quality modern living arrangements so that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can live up to their full potential.

Greater Hearts Human Services is accepting new referrals, and we are hiring.! We welcome you and your family to join our community!

Greater Hearts Human Services


1858 charter lane suite 103

Lancaster, PA


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