Aug 09, 2020

Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Pittsburgh, PA

  • Merakey
  • 315 W Prospect Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205, USA
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Job Description

Are you looking for a position where you can utilize your skills and passion for supporting people? Are you searching for a rewarding career in the service of others? If this sounds like something that you would enjoy -- then join our team!

Merakey is seeking a Direct Support Professional to join our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Services (IDD) division in Crafton, PA.

New Rates starting at $14/hour! Qualified entry level candidates are eligible for up to $19.00/hour if the Enhanced Pay Program is selected and/or the Shift Differential is applicable for the hours worked. In addition, we are currently offering $2/hour for COVID Pay.

Responsibilities of the Direct Support Professional position include but may not be limited to:

  • Interacting and supports the individual in a variety of potential settings, including community, family or individual homes and generic community settings, as well as Adult Training Facilities (ATF).
  • Providing personal care, instruction, guidance, mentoring, companionship and support, often across a 24 hour period, according to the individual's Person Centered Plan/Individual Support Plan (ISP).
  • Providing a level of care that enhances the health, safety, dignity and contentment of every consumer served.
  • Implementation of proper practices and techniques for our consumers, such as, lift, transfer and position residents.
  • Provides age-appropriate, on-going interactions with individuals during structured and unstructured activities that are directed towards their identified needs.


NEW! -- we have the compensation and benefits package that will meet your individual needs! You choose between "Enhanced Pay" or "Enhanced Benefits"

Depending on your needs and/or the needs of your family, you choose between higher pay (and a full range of base benefits) or unbelievable benefits (and competitive pay). You will be free to choose from:

- Enhanced Pay -- Competitive wage + an additional $2.00 per hour for all hours worked. Option to select a base high deductible medical plan + dental and vision coverage. Retirement plan also available along with a full range of company paid benefits.

- Enhanced Benefits -- Competitive wage + an option to select from 4 comprehensive medical plans for you and your family where at least 70% of the premiums are paid by Merakey. Dental, Vision and Retirement Plan also available along with a full range of additional company paid benefits.

In addition -- we offer the following benefits:

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Competitive Compensation Plans
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short/Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • 403B Retirement Plan (with company matching)
  • Marketplace Savings Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Programs
  • 24-Hour Nurse Hotline
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous Paid Time Off (for qualifying positions)
  • Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services


Merakey supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in the enhancement of their abilities and interests. Services are aimed at partnering with individuals as they become self-sufficient and live everyday lives. Merakey focuses on helping individuals find meaningful roles in their community and to feel valued as community members. Individuals are always at the core of the planning and implementation of services.

Community-Based Services

  • Adult Training Facility
  • Behavior Support Services
  • Early Intervention Case Management
  • Employment (Transitional, Supported, Competitive)
  • In-home Support
  • Non-traditional Community Day Services/Home and Community Habilitation
  • Supports Coordination

Residential Services

  • Community Living/Group Homes
  • Family/Shared Living
  • Intermediate Care Facility
  • Respite Care
  • Specialized Residential (medically fragile, dementia, autism, dual diagnosis, problematic sexual behavior)
  • Supported Living

For more information on each individual service, please visit:



To fill out an on-line application: and send your resume to our recruiter


Requisition Number: 55494

Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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