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Direct Support Professional

Gesher Human Services

Gesher Human Services

Administration, Customer Service
Southfield, MI, USA
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023

DEPARTMENT: Residential


Gesher Human Services is a bridge to hope and opportunity for people at work, at home, and in the community. Gesher’s workforce development, behavioral health, and inclusion programming serves all Metro Detroiters while meeting the needs of the Jewish community.


The role of the Direct Support Professional is to provide direct care services to Gesher clients in a group or private home setting.



High School Diploma or GED equivalent


  • Minimum high school diploma; must be over the age of 18
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license, three (3) years of driving experience, and must have own vehicle at work, vehicle insurance and registration
  • Flexibility, knowledge of basic housekeeping skills


  • Implement client treatment plans as determined by the treatment team
  • Carry out daily routines as assigned
  • Ensure access to recreational, cultural, and religious opportunities for clients
  • Provide transportation to and from vocational programs, day programs, medical and dental appointments, activities, etc. with company and/or personal vehicle (if applicable)
  • Ability to assist clients who have mobility, balance, strength and/or physical limitations
  • Write daily entries into log regarding each client and his/her interactions; with peer group, Gesher staff, interactions at day/work program and in the community, health and hygiene, household responsibilities and other pertinent information
  • Assist and support clients with household responsibilities and/or perform house chores when clients refuse or are unable to do so, e.g. laundry, meal prep/clean up
  • Review and sign medication information sheets
  • Accurate administration and documentation of medications
  • Attendant all mandatory meetings
  • Follow the attendance policy
  • Assist with daily living issues
  • Provide support and encouragement
  • Knowledge and implementation of emergency procedures
  • Accurately account for any money assigned
  • Act as a positive role model for clients and co-workers
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings and supervision sessions with the house manager
  • Follow Gesher mission statement and core values
  • Abide by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics, Adult Protection Code, Mental Health Code, and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (C.A.R.F.) guidelines
  • Responsible to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times
  • Required to complete all assigned and required trainings
  • May be asked and/or mandated to picked up additional shifts if needed
  • Any other duties assigned by the house manager


Environmental conditions:

  • Moderate noise (i.e., business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).
  • Ability to work in a confined area.
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period.

Physical requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard, reach, stoop, kneel to install computer equipment.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work.
  • Light to moderate lifting in required.


As appropriate and fiscally reasonable.


This position is non-exempt and eligible for overtime pay in accordance with the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

The above job description is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be all inclusive or limiting as to specific duties. The Agency reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the Agency desires and in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying the position. The described job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability.

This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise and any employment relationship remains “at-will.”

Gesher is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran or disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.