ACCESS: SUPPORTS FOR LIVING Direct Support Professional 2 (DSP) Salary in the United States

How much does a Direct Support Professional 2 (DSP) make at companies like ACCESS: SUPPORTS FOR LIVING in the United States? The average salary for Direct Support Professional 2 (DSP) at companies like ACCESS: SUPPORTS FOR LIVING in the United States is $72,948 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $60,674 and $85,222. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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Direct Support Professional 2 (DSP)

Location: Middletown, NY

Hours: 7:45am-4:15pm, Monday-Friday.

Rate of Pay: $13.50 per hour



Job Description: 
Direct Support Professionals work as part of an interdisciplinary team (clinical staff, nurses, families, advocates, etc.) providing services to adults with intellectual/ developmental disabilities. Working under the direction of a Supervisor, Direct Support Professionals provide services that enrich the lives of the individuals we support. Our mission is to help our individuals live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives.
Direct Support Professionals provide assistance with activities of daily living, including but not limited to personal care, meal preparation, medication administration, and health maintenance.Direct Support Professionals support individuals with developing independent living skills, such as money management, community integration and appropriate social skills.  Direct Support Professionals encourage and provide advocacy for the individuals they work with.
Direct Support Professionals work in a residential setting and can provide Residential, Day Habilitation or Pre-Vocational services, both within the home as well as out in the community (as appropriate to the specific service).

Direct Support Professionals are bound by the NADSP code of ethics which helps guide and maintain high standards for the life changing work they do every day.  The NYS DSP Core Competencies are value based competencies and skills that Direct Support Professionals use as they foundation of the person-centered supports they provide.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities vary in intensity and frequency (ranging from daily total care to verbal support):
Advocacy – assists individuals with achieving desired personal outcomes. (Core Competency 1)
Professionalism –(Core Competency 3)
Health Maintenance – supports individuals in achieving optimal health, which may include medical appointment, medication administration and healthy meal planning and preparation (Core Competency 4)
Safety- ensures for the overall safety of individuals, colleagues and self (Core Competency 5).
Household Maintenance- ensures routine household maintenance gets completed as needed, which may include meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, etc. (Core Competency 5, 6).
Personal Care– supports individuals with all personal care needs, which may include providing hands on assistance (Core Competency4,5)
Independent Living Skills Development – helps individuals develop skills needed to decrease support needed from others and increase independence (Core Competency 6).
Mentor-serves as a role model, demonstrating appropriate social interactions and implementing approved crisis intervention techniques and strategies as needed (Core Competency 3).
Operational Support - completes documentation, in accordance with regulations and policies, utilizing appropriate computer applications (Core Competency 2,3)
Transportation - provides transportation for individuals to various sites in the community utilizing an agency vehicle (Core Competency 7).
Performs other duties as needed or assigned.

**DSP2’s provide these services and supports at Level 2 IRAs.  Level 2 IRAs are home to individuals with intensive behavioral needs and/or dual diagnosis.  Staffing supports required can range from verbal prompting to physical interventions.

Education or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree with minimum six months of professional direct care experience or real life experience caring for others
Associate’s Degree with minimum one year professional direct care experience or real life experience caring for others
At least two years of professional direct care experience or real life experience caring for others
Internal candidate with at least eighteen months of professional direct care experience or real life experience caring for others.


The agency is a smoke free workplace and offers smoke free campuses for our employees, visitors, clients and interns.




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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ACCESS: SUPPORTS FOR LIVING Direct Support Professional 2 (DSP) in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $60,674 to $85,222 with an average total cash compensation of $72,948. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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