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

How much does a Direct Support Professional (DSP) RUTH make at companies like ACCESS: SUPPORTS FOR LIVING in the United States? The average salary for Direct Support Professional (DSP) RUTH at companies like ACCESS: SUPPORTS FOR LIVING in the United States is $61,539 as of February 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $54,272 and $68,807. 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 Cities2


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Direct Support Professional (DSP) RUTH

Location: Middletown, NY

Hours: Fri & Sat 230p-1030p

Rate of Pay: Up to $14.50



Access: Supports for Living Inc. is in the business of doing good.  We have a mission: To help people live the healthiest and fullest lives possible.  Here, you’ll be a valued part of an innovative team that touches the lives of more than 10,000 people each year across the Hudson Valley in programs supporting people to pursue the life they imagine.  At Access, we believe in work with a purpose.


As a Direct Support Professional, it’s not about the experience you have coming into the job; it’s about the experiences you’ll have in it.  While developing your skills and knowledge through Access’s robust professional development programs, you will support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to identify and pursue their goals and dreams. With boundless opportunities for career growth, at Access, today’s Direct Support Professional can be tomorrow’s leader.  Work here and change a life…especially yours. 


Job Description:

Direct Support Professionals work as part of an interdisciplinary team (MSC, Clinical staff, families, advocates, etc. providing services to adults with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to help our individuals live happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. Depending on the needs of the individuals, Direct Support Professionals provide assistance with living skills development, health maintenance and medication administration, personal care, and behavioral development.

Direct Support Professionals work in a residential setting and can provide Day Habilitation or Pre-Vocational services in home.

Working under the direction of a Supervisor, Direct Support Professionals work to provide services that enrich the lives of our individuals. Emphasis is placed on creating a family- environment that encourages the individuals to self-direct and experience their life to the fullest. Direct Support Professionals assist the individuals in participating in daily and weekly activities of their choice or as needed such as shopping, going to movies, enjoying hobbies, etc. Direct Support Professionals also assist, advocate and support individuals to be fully integrated into their communities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Some of the duties and responsibilities vary in intensity and frequency (from daily total care to frequent or occasional verbal and emotional support depending on the assignment.)

-AdvocacyAssists individuals with achieving personal outcomes

-Health Maintenance – helps individuals receive medical care and communicates with medical professionals

-Personal CareHelps individuals with eating, grooming, dressing, bathing, and toileting;

-Living Skills DevelopmentHelps individuals develop daily living skills

-Mentor – Serves as role model, demonstrating the desired behaviors, and coaches the individuals using approved techniques and strategies

-Operational Supportcompletes tasks that are beyond the individual’s abilities

-Perform other duties as assigned



Education or Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree with no experience required or

-Associates degree with some experience or

-One year related personal care experience in a home or professional setting

- Bilingual English and Spanish speaking is a plus


Access offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage; an array of voluntary benefits (term life, whole life, identity theft protection and pet insurance); Healthcare and Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts; employer paid Short Term Disability, LTD and AD&D; a matching 403(b) retirement plan,  generous paid time off, paid holidays, accelerated holiday pay and tuition assistance. 

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For immediate consideration, complete your application and, please visit one of our Recruitment Fairs.



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


We strive to make our electronic application process accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or if you are having difficulties in completing the application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at 845-692-4454.



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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ACCESS: SUPPORTS FOR LIVING Direct Support Professional (DSP) RUTH in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $54,272 to $68,807 with an average total cash compensation of $61,539. 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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