A Direct Support Professional position in Community Support provides an excellent opportunity for a creative and energetic person to work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all areas of daily living skills and community involvement.  Direct Support Professional positions are in a number of program areas, including residential (group homes), respite, Day Habilitation, and in Community Support for people who live on their own or with their families.  A Direct Support Professional provides supervision, support and training to consumers in the program area they are assigned.


  • Provides assistance with activities of daily living
  • Provides individual training to and supervises individuals or groups of individuals in performing therapeutic activities that foster greater independence
  • Coordinates individual and group activities in the community and/or in a group home or respite facility
  • Maintains records of consumers’ participation in and responses to training, treatment and everyday activities
  • Prepares materials for therapeutic activities and maintains an adequate supply of materials
  • Responds to consumer health issues as needed and directed through individual plans of care
  • Provides a safe environment for consumers when in their care including behavioral as well as medical issues
  • Performs related work as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Essential Functions

  • Excellent written communication  and computer keyboarding for inputting documentation
  • Excellent verbal/telephone communication with consumers, staff, and community providers
  • Organizational and filing skills and time management needed for maintaining records
  • Stooping, bending, sitting, standing for prolonged periods and lifting 50-75 pounds
  • Ability to be CPR and PMAB certified
  • Valid Texas driver's license, liability insurance, and reliable transportation required

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED
  • 6 months work experience with individuals with developmental disabilities strongly preferred
  • Valid Driver's License and proof of Liability Insurance Required
Position Available:

Day Hab. HOTI
# 419 Fulltime 8A-5P $10.00 Hourly

West Ward Group Home
# 527 Part-Time 6A-8A Mon-Fri; 4P-12P Fri  $10.00 Hourly
# 528 Part-Time 9A-7P Sat-Sun $10.00 Hourly
# 529 PRN $10.50 Hourly

39th St Group Home
# 675 Fulltime 8P-8A; 2P-10P Sat-Sun plus 15 Hours $10.00 Hourly
# 678 Part-Time 6A-8A Mon-Fri; 4P-12P Fri $10.00 Hourly
# 680 Part-Time 9A-7P Sat-Sun $10.00 Hourly
# 681 PRN As Needed $10.50 Hourly

43rd St Group Home
# 508 Fulltime 4P-12A Mon-Fri $9.01 Hourly
# 509 Fulltime 8A-8P; 4P-12A Sat-Sun plus 16 hours $9.01 Hourly
# 511 Fulltime 8P-8A; 4P-12A Sat-Sun plus 16 Hours $9.01 Hourl

Extra pay for night and weekend shifts.


Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network strives to offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Employer paid Health Insurance
Employer paid Dental Insurance
Employer paid Life Insurance
Payroll Direct Deposit
12 paid Holidays per year
Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Eligible to use first pay period following your 90 days

Excellent 401-K Retirement Plan (Center will contribute 12% of employee earnings) **Certain Requirement Needed**

Department: Developmental Services
This is a full time position

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