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Direct Support Professional in Philadelphia, PA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 1/31/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Seasonal/Temp
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/31/2019

Job Description


RHD Fernwood Emergency Housing program provides emergency housing to 65-130 single men. During their stay the residents will be focused on housing, employment, health, community involvement, and education. The primary goal of the program will be for residents to obtain housing in a short period of time.

The Direct Service Professional (DSP) is directly responsible for creating an environment that reflects the mission of RHD's Fernwood and complies with the standards of the Philadelphia's Office of Supportive Housing (OSH). The DSP provides direct service to the participants referred to RHD Fernwood as well as providing assistance and information to individuals from external agencies. Essential is the ability to provide information and assist in basic needs to the participants in a calm, consistent manner. Documentation of service along with minor cleaning and upkeep of the common areas is expected. A commitment to the RHD Values should be demonstrated as job duties are performed.

This is a temporary position for a Bilingual Direct Support Professional for Fernwood's Winter Initiative Program. This position will last approximately 4-6 months. There are no benefits with this position. RHD employees applying for this position cannot be FT at another RHD site. You must have at least 1 year experience working in a shelter or a residential site.