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Direct Support Professionals

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 $20.60 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 $22.73 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.

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!

Amazing Benefits

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

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

Life as a Direct Support Professional in Residential Services