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At Advanced Behavior Treatment, we are truly committed to improving the lives of those with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and/or autism. If you share our passion and commitment, submit your application now to become a part of our growing team. 

We are currently accepting applications for:

Direct Support Professionals

General Description

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are responsible for providing individually focused compassionate care and assistance to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and/ or mental health challenges. The DSP will also encourage growth towards independence in activities of daily living, socialization, community involvement, and support in the expression of choices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Improve and respect the lives of individuals who have physical, mental, and developmental disabilities
  • Assist in the implementation of individual plans and behavioral plan goals
  • Update individual case notes daily with feedback regarding the strengths, skills, and performance needs of individuals
  • Help individuals develop appropriate social, behavioral, housekeeping, and daily life skills
  • Assist with daily living activities, including preparing meals and assisting with personal hygiene
  • Assist individuals in the pursuit of recreational, social, and community activities based on their preferences and individual goals
  • Provide supervision and guidance for individuals during skill-building activities
  • Assist and encourage individuals in the establishment of social networks
  • Develop a rapport with individuals and cultivate a safe and supportive relationship
  • Ensure individuals’ rights are protected

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma/GED required
  • 2+ years’ experience providing direct care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and acceptable motor vehicle record preferred
  • Must pass Pennsylvania Criminal Background Check and drug test
  • Possess or be able to acquire certification in First Aid and CPR


  • Compassionate about the care and well-being of others
  • Tactful, patient, and understanding
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Observational skills and attention to detail