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Direct Support Professional One-on-one Support: FT/$15.00

Job Code: IDDS
Location: Atlanta, GA
Category / Program: Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Pay Range: $15.00/hour Plus $500.00 Sign on Bonus
# of Openings: 6
Employment Duration: Full Time
Department: Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Agency Description

Jewish Family & Career Services (JF&CS) is a human service agency providing professionally delivered services to individuals and families of all religions, cultures, ages and lifestyles that support self-determination and self-sufficiency. Our vast array of services and programs serve a diverse population. People come to us knowing we will do our best to help them or to point them in the right direction. We hold these values close to our heart:

Commitment and Integrity
Compassion and Respect
Innovation and Collaboration
Responsiveness to Diverse Needs

Job Description

Please note that JF&CS is now offering a sign on bonus of $500.00 for Direct Support Professionals!

Sign on bonus: $500 (50% after first month and rest after month 3!!)

Effective July 1, 2021: Hourly Rate will be $15.00



The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Department of JF&CS is seeking caring, compassionate, committed people to join our team. The Direct Support Professional is responsible for assisting our residents who have intellectual and developmental disabilities with their daily life tasks, such as hygiene, self-care, personal/social relationships, health and safety, cooking and chores, as well as learning and fun activities.  We strive to be person-centered, and respect and value each resident/program participant for their individual strengths.

The purpose of this job is to give individuals with developmental disabilities the tools to live as independently as they possibly can while ensuring safety and high-quality service.  This position works with one specific resident client to support him in all of his daily life functions.


  • 1 position - M-W 10a-10p 36 hrs FT
  • 1 position - M-W 10p-10a 36 hrs FT
  • 1 position - Thu-Sat 10a-10p 36 hrs FT
  • 1 position - Thu-Sat 10p-10a 36 hrs FT
  • 1 position - Sundays 10a-10p 12 hrs PT
  • 1 position - Sundays 10p-10a 12 hrs PT


  • Provide physical support and assistance during all personal daily living activities, including feeding, toileting, , showering, dressing, changing position in wheelchair/bed, transferring from wheelchair to bed.
  • Provide training and support to the individuals in all daily living skills including but not limited to nutrition, personal hygiene, health care, safety, communication, interpersonal relations, mobility, financial management, home management and use of leisure time as outlined in the individual service plan (ISP).
  • Ensure individuals are taking medication according to prescribed schedule. Assist the individual with scheduling and attending medical appointments as outlined on the Individual Support Plan. Accompany individual and facilitate participation in visits for medical care, therapies, personal shopping, recreation and other community activities as needed. 
  • Provide training and support in the areas of social, emotional, physical and spiritual development.
  • Become acquainted with individual’s job setting and communicate with key personal supervising the individual (including job coach, support coordinator, day program, etc.). 
  • Maintain a relationship with and communicate with families and key supports regarding the individual’s day to day needs and successes.
  • Assist in the development of ISPs and ISP yearly summaries as requested by supervisor. 
  • Assist in the development of BSPs; provide behavior support as directed in the BSP. 
  • Provide transportation in privately own car or by agency owned vehicle for individuals as directed. 
  • Maintain and submit all required paperwork.
  • Attend and participate in monthly house meetings.
  • Attend and participate in all division staff meetings and other trainings as required.
  • Communicate regularly with supervisor on individual’s progress, issues and concerns.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • The ability to organize, mediate, to be creative, multitask, empathetic, and willing to learn.This includes the development of plans, completion of assessments and daily documentation.
  • Must be able to use the English language, and communicate clearly.
  • Must be able to manage time effectively, to work alone and as a team member.
  • Must have a Georgia State Driver’s License, Georgia registration and a privately insured vehicle.
  • Must possess and maintain a working cell phone with voice mail.
  • Must possess and maintain ability to receive and respond to all business related text messaging.
  • Must have email capability and the ability to check email at least once every work day.
  • Must have basic knowledge and experience with computers


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, run, listen, smell, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and far vision and the ability to adjust focus.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Associates degree preferred.
  • 1 - 2 years experience working with individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities is preferred.

Where permitted by applicable law, applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for employment. JF&CS is an EEO employer and will engage in interactive dialogue regarding any accommodation requested based on medical or religious considerations.

Education or License

High School Diploma

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