At Monarch, a Direct Support Professional (DSP) has a life-changing role of helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or mental illness lead self-directed lives, provide assistance with daily living activities, as well as encourage and support community inclusion. In simple terms, being a DSP translates into a role as a supportive confidant, patient listener, shoulder to cry on or someone to high-five. The rewards of helping an individual thrive and reach their goals are endless.
This support can be provided in a variety of settings such as a residence, group home, adult day program or work or volunteer opportunity. Our DSPs have described their role as fulfilling, impactful and rewarding. Scroll below to read their personal testimonials.
We believe the approximately 1,000 Direct Support Professionals who hold these positions are among the most important roles within our organization. Direct Support Professionals provide care and work directly with the people we support with intellectual and developmental disabilities and/or mental health disorders with the goal of helping people to become integrated within their communities. At Monarch, we support, educate and empower people to choose and achieve what is important to them.
Please take a few minutes to watch the video that highlights the responsibilities of a Direct Support Professional to determine whether this fulfilling opportunity is the right role for you.
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