What is a DSP?

What is a DSP?

A DSP is more formally known as a Direct Support Professional.

DSPs work with people with disabilities to help them increase their independence and participate in the community.

What is a typical day like for a DSP?

If you are interested in becoming a DSP, you’ll have lots of options. Some DSPs help people with disabilities get jobs. Others focus on transportation or taking people out in the community. Others work in homes, helping with household tasks.

Other examples of things you might do:

  • Assist people with cooking, cleaning or personal care.
  • Teach people new skills and encourage them to try new things.
  • Help individuals connect with friends and activities in the community.
  • Provide transportation to work or social events.

What are the requirements to be a DSP?

  • Have or be willing to pursue a high school diploma or GED.
  • Be at least 18 or older.
  • Have or be willing to pursue a valid driver’s license, car insurance and a vehicle.
  • Pass a background check and drug screening.

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