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Let’s Hear It For Our DSPs!

As a non-profit, human services network, we provide a wide variety of services for children, adults, and families with a variety of needs across multiple states. People with disabilities receive support from us in residential settings, day programs, employment assistance, managed care, and home and community based services. There is so much we offer that allows us to fulfill our motto of “Creating Opportunities For and With People,” but none of it would be possible without the support of our professional and caring DSPs, or Direct Support Professionals.

Our DSPs are on the front lines of providing hands-on care each and every day, so that is why we are thrilled to participate in the 2019 DSP Recognition Week. Celebrated this year from September 8-14, this week represents a great opportunity to highlight the dedicated, innovative people who are the heart and soul of our organization. Our celebration is part of a nationwide appreciation event which is held every year to showcase the amazing and often unsung work of these incredible professionals.

If you are not sure about what a DSP does, here are some articles from our website that will give you some insights into this personally rewarding career field.

What Is a Direct Support Professional?

A DSP is a very special person who works and spends time with people who need some extra help to function effectively in the community. We talk about the educational opportunities you can impart to clients, explain the safety training we provide, and sum up the areas where you can provide assistance such as activities of daily living, medications, housekeeping, finances, errands and outings.

See the full article here.

Why You Should Become a DSP

Although the main reason most people become a DSP is to help others, you also get to experience a variety of work environments, receive paid practical experience, learn valuable new skills, and create a long-lasting, positive experience. RISE DSPs also enjoy flexible working hours, competitive pay rates, and substantial benefits, all in a casual work environment.

See the full article here.

How to Become a DSP at RISE

The DSP hiring process at RISE is fairly simple. Visit our online career center to look up current job openings in Arizona, Utah, Oregon and Texas. We’ll screen your application and schedule an interview if you seem like a good candidate. If hired, you start a 30-day probationary period, during which time you’ll undergo background checks and complete required training sessions. After the 30 days, you will be cleared to work as a DSP with RISE!

See the full article here.

To our current DSPs, we say a heartfelt “Thank You!” If you are interested in becoming a DSP at RISE, or know of someone you think would be a great DPS, visit our online career center or stop by one of our offices in Arizona, Utah, or Oregon and learn how you can make an impact on someone’s life.