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Hiring Events

Throughout the year, we offer hiring events. These events are open interviews for job seekers interested in joining our team as direct support professionals. Please check back for the dates of future events. In the meantime, you may apply for any of the open positions listed below on this page.

The next scheduled hiring event is Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

  • Appointments are available by calling Brooke Welch at 913-826-2232.
  • Walk-ins are also welcome.
Residential DSPs At Work

Direct Support Professionals play a crucial role in supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their quest to live and work in the community, rather than in institutional settings.

Depending on where they work, direct support professionals perform a multitude of tasks, including personal care, job coaching, appropriate medical/physical care, behavioral guidance, skills teaching, help with household tasks and so much more.

Johnson County Developmental Supports currently has multiple openings in the following programs:

  • Residential: evening, overnight and weekend shifts
  • Day Services: first shift (evening/weekend hours may occasionally be required)

Competitive Pay

The starting pay for a Direct Support Professional employed with Johnson County Government is $16.18 per hour! We also offer a $2 per hour weekend shift differential! 

Those applicants with at least one year of experience are eligible for the Sr. DSP position with a starting wage of $19.61 per hour. Sr. DSPs are also eligible for a $2 per hour weekend shift differential.

With our competitive wage structure, your pay is based on your total human and/or social services experience. There are also opportunities for advancement so you can grow in your career with Johnson County Government.

Additionally, once you join our team, you can get up to a $2,000 sign-on bonus.

Training Provided

Experience is preferred but not required. We offer paid on-the-job training for new hires in addition to ongoing training and continuing education. Once you join our team, you'll find there are many opportunities for advancement. Start and grow your career with Johnson County Developmental Supports!

Find your joy: Become a Direct Support Professional at Johnson County Developmental Supports

Amazing Benefits

Employees receive access to wellness offerings, a comprehensive benefits package, and tuition reimbursement. Learn more from Johnson County Human Resources.

Life as a Direct Support Professional in Residential Services