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Direct Support Professional

Providence, RI 02918
Full-time, Part-time
Starting at $14.50 hourly

Our mission is to teach, support, and empower people with developmental disabilities and their families to live meaningful lives of their choice. Our vision is a world where individual differences are appreciated and celebrated, and where everyone contributes. 


We believe that each person grows through their life experience and has the right to make his/her own life choices, including those that may involve risk. We support each person to discover their own dream for a meaningful life. 


HMEA utilizes the best practices within ares of education, special education, behavior analysis, vocational services, and community inclusion in planning for both children and adults. Many of the programs' operating frameworks draw upon the guiding principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. These unique services are provided by highly qualified and trained staff. 


We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals to assist people with developmental disabilities in exploring community resources, to find meaningful recreational and social activities, to teach individuals to perform tasks necessary to function as independently as possible and to transport people to and from community activities. Qualified candidates must be able to perform direct care on individuals supported and must appropriately implement teaching strategies for ISP goals and behavior plans. They must also be able to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned. We currently have full time and part time positions in our residential programs (group homes).



High school diploma or equivalency 

  •  1 year experience working with individuals with disabilities
  •  Valid driver’s license
  •  Acceptable driving status, as determined by HMEA insurance company
  •  Use of reliable vehicle, which seats two passengers

Required qualifications:

  • 18 years or older
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Own a personal vehicle
  • Valid auto liability insurance
  • Valid driver's license
  • At least high school diploma or equivalent or higher
  • 1+ year of experience in the healthcare industry
Posting ID: 624520116Posted: 2021-06-01Job Title: Direct Support Professional