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4 Things to Know About Being a Direct Support Professional

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At Heritage Christian Services, we believe that you have the potential to become a direct support professional—no matter who you are. Our direct support staff is made up of driven, positive people looking to make a difference in their community. If that sounds like you, you could have a future as a valuable member of the Heritage Christian team. 

So, what exactly is a direct support professional? Great question! Here are 4 important things you should know about what it’s like to be a direct support professional:

We’re hands-on.

As a direct support professional, you’ll work directly with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Your job will include a range of hands-on skills and activities, including:

  • Nurturing independent living skills
  • Encouraging growth in personal relationships
  • Assisting adults with personal care and daily life
  • Driving adults to fun activities and community events

You can be 100% you.

As a direct support professional, your unique talents and experiences are an important part of your job! Whether you’ve got a knack for cooking, a love of music, a passion for sports, or another interest, you can use your skills in supporting people to live fulfilling lives. 

The benefits are pretty sweet.

At Heritage Christian Services, we put people first, always. Our direct support team works every day to build a stronger, more equitable community. We show our appreciation with competitive benefits, including:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Paid training
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • 11 paid holidays, three of which you can use for days that are most important to you
  • Tuition assistance
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Performance bonuses
  • Free access to a success coach

Your work makes a difference.

Our direct support staff makes a difference in the lives of individuals, and in the larger community of 16 counties in the Rochester and Buffalo-Niagara regions we serve. When you support individuals offering cooking, driving, coaching, and problem-solving, you’re fulfilling our mission of providing a life of dignity, worth and expression.

If direct support work sounds like a good fit for you, we’d love to work with you. We’re hiring for positions in both Rochester & Buffalo. Our 3-step application process is simple and straightforward.

Apply Now!