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Direct Support Professional Apprentice

Gesher Human Services

Gesher Human Services

Customer Service
Detroit, MI, USA · Southfield, MI, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

DEPARTMENT: Residential, Choices, Vocational Services, Vocational Services Rehab, Adult Senior Services

SUPERVISOR: SIP Area Manager, Navigator, Supervisor

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.


Direct Support Professionals (DSP) provide training and support to the elderly and people with disabilities at home, at work, and in the community. DPSs transport, prepare meals, clean, and provide training to people at their homes, workplaces and community.



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
  • Flexibility, caring, good communication and computer skills


Complete all training and competencies with a passing score.

Achieve all competencies and meet with mentor as scheduled.

Provide participants with training and supports.

Train and support participants with cleaning, cooking, working, and recreation activities. Complete cooking, cleaning and jobs when participants are unable to.

Assist participants in making progress toward activities of daily living, hobbies/art, work skills, and other community activities.

Ensure participant access to recreational, cultural, and religious opportunities.

Provide transportation to and from jobs, day programs, medical and dental appointments, activities, etc. with company and/or personal vehicle.

Assist participants who have mobility, balance, strength and/or physical limitations.

Complete computerized daily progress notes highlighting progress toward goals and daily activities.

Follow medication administration and documentation procedures.

Attendant all scheduled meetings

Complete all assigned and required trainings

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 (CARF) guidelines.

Other duties assigned


Environmental conditions:

  • Moderate noise (i.e., business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).

Office, residential and community settings with varying sizes

  • Sit, stand, and use a computer

Physical requirements:

  • 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 and medication administration 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.