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Job Title:  Direct Support Professional                            Department: Programs

Reports to:  Program Supervisor                                     Effective Date: June 2023

Status:  Non-Exempt                                                        Supervises:  No

Job Summary:

Support individuals of all disabilities to live the lives they choose.


  • Coordinate and schedule an individual’s day based on their interests and goals.
  • Help individuals achieve desired outcomes from community and pre-vocational activities.
  • Act as an advocate for all individuals supported.
  • Actively participate in all individual planning meetings for individuals supported.
  • Create appropriate objectives and outcomes for each individual supported.
  • Develop, implement, and document progress to help individuals reach their goals.
  • Work with individuals to find and help them use community based resources to achieve their personal outcomes.
  • Ensure individuals personal needs are met with dignity and respect.
  • Promote health and safety for all individuals served in all settings and activities.
  • Maintain daily case notes that are detailed and accurate.
  • Safely transport individuals to and from facility in center vehicles.
  • Obey all traffic rules and regulations.
  • Follow time schedules in a safe manner.
  • Maintain mileage sheets on a daily basis.
  • Assist loading and unloading of individuals.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Possess a positive attitude with a professional presentation and the ability to work in a team environment

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to maneuver a wheelchair and use wheelchair restraints when appropriate.
  • Ability to drive a 15 passenger van.
  • Ability to take and pass a basic CPR and First Aid course.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with 2 points or less and no DUIs or DWIs.
  • Ability to pass a 10 panel drug screen.
  • Ability to pass a criminal and national background check.

Click here to apply online!

Working at The Harford Center allows you to make a difference in the community while earning competitive wages. We offer opportunities for advancement, generous benefits and PTO accrual rates, and ten paid holidays and up to five paid inclement weather days per fiscal year.

All employees are required to pass a criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screening.

To be considered for any position, please:
1. stop by the Harford Center at 4 North Earlton Road in Havre de Grace, MD, or call 410-939-1420.
2. Fax your resume to 410-939-4426, Attn: HR
3. Apply online here.
4. Email your resume to