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Teen Program DSP (Seasonal)

Easterseals West Kentucky
3.6 out of 5
Paducah, KY 42001
$13.78 - $15.90 an hour - Temporary


Paducah, KY 42001

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JOB TITLE: Teen Program DSP (Direct Support Professional)

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt/Hourly

WORK SCHEDULE: Seasonal; Summer Employment/ June-July (8:00AM-5:00PM)



Easterseals West Kentucky, Inc. is searching for a seasonal/summer time DSP for our Teen Program (Ages 13-17). As a direct support professional working in our Teen Program, you will work in partnership with individuals towards activities that build each individual’s skillset as well as create natural supports amongst their peers. This includes, but is not limited to participation in skill building classes, art projects, volunteering, community outings and much more!


The DSP will perform all or some of the following:

  • Provides direct care to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Promote health, safety and well-being of individuals
  • Maintains an awareness and ability to access information relating to an individual
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Guidance on life skills
  • Planning, leading and coordinating social and recreational activities
  • Develop and organize group trips
  • Transports persons served, as needed, to community activities
  • Monitors safety of individuals served and immediately reports and documents injuries, accidents and incidents following appropriate procedures


  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Previous experience required
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a variety of projects and goals
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Must be a citizen of the United States and possess a valid driver’s license
  • Able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screen

Easterseals West Kentucky Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Our organization is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees, and to providing each person with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations.

Job Type: Temporary

Pay: $13.78 - $15.90 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • This position is not a permanent position. This is seasonal summertime employment. Are you available to work a seasonal/temporary schedule?
  • 3. Easterseals West Kentucky, Inc. conducts a very thorough pre employment background check and drug screen due to the nature of our positions. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense, which has not been annulled, expunged or sealed by the court?


  • Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person