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Overnight Direct Support Professional

Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Starting at $13.0 hourly

Do you have an interest in providing supports to adults with developmental disabilities?


Our House Inc. is seeking an experienced DSP's.


Job Purpose:

  • Trains the residents, who are individuals with developmental disabilities, in independent living skills in group homes or apartments, which are located in single family and multi-family homes. Takes direction from the in-charge staff member. May assume in-charge responsibilities in the absence of all managerial staff if in-charge status criteria is met. (Determination of in-charge status is made by the Site Manager).

Hours: Ranges depending on locations but between the hours of 10pm-7am or 11pm-9am


Essential Functions:

  • Trains and supervises residents in the development/enhancement of independent living skills in such major areas as: nutrition, meal planning and preparation, household skills, clothing maintenance, personal grooming and hygiene, money skills, recreational and social skills, safety, travel training, sexuality training, self- advocacy and other areas.
  • May be responsible for providing a high level of assistance with hygiene, including but not limited to: bathing, toileting, changing diapers, changing catheters, changing colostomy bags, etc.
  • Responsible for the safety and well-being of the residents.
  • Supervises and documents the administration of resident medication in accordance with Our House, Inc. and Division of Developmental Disabilities medication procedures.
  • Must be able to transport and accompany and supervise residents on medical appointments, community activities, shopping, recreational events and advocate/support them in a community setting.
  • Provides supervision, monitors, and updates resident progress towards IHP/ISP goals and documents progress in the Electronic Client Record by completing accurate and detailed Goal Tracking Sheets.
  • Maintains compliance with Medicaid Regulations by completing accurate, factual and detailed accounts of residents’ progress when completing Medicaid required documentation.
  • Completes and distributes incident/accident reports and notifies the ADRS, DRO in a timely manner.
  • Assists residents in developing and following menu, chore/household assignments and weekly activity profile. Maintains and completes accurate household documentation during scheduled shifts and completes all necessary documentation prior to leaving.
  • Complies with OHI Standard Operating Procedures Manual and DDD Manual of Standards. Incorporates OHI philosophy into job performance.
  • Assists residents in utilizing community resources by professionally interacting with the residents in their community and encouraging them to form relationships with community businesses and municipalities.
  • Communicates with family/guardians as needed in a professional and positive manner. Attends biannual family meetings.
  • Subject to physical encounters with individuals served. This includes but is not limited to hitting, kicking, biting, and pushing.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • College background with related courses and related work experience preferred.
  • Must have valid driver's license with good driving record.
  • Upon employment must pass all mandatory Division of Developmental Disabilities trainings and maintain current certification in First Aid and CPR, Handle with Care, and other trainings as required by Our House, Inc., the Department of Developmental Disabilities, and Medicaid.

Required qualifications:

  • 21+ years or older
  • Valid driver's license
  • At least high school diploma or equivalent or higher
  • 6+ months of experience in the healthcare industry
  • Reliable transportation to and from work
Posting ID: 624854456Posted: 2021-06-21Job Title: Direct Support Professional