Live-in Direct Support Professional (FT) free rent in Bethesda, Maryland

Location: Bethesda, MD

Department: Program Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level


Flexible schedule 


$20.00/hour+Free rent in Bethesda, Maryland

Relocation assistance available

In this live-in role, you will reside with the individual you are assisting.


Position Summary: Direct Support Professionals assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they can live in and enrich their community while achieving their personal, family, social, and spiritual goals. DSPs are the key to independence and self-determination for adults with disabilities. DSPs perform the core function of Jubilee’s mission.



  • Direct Support provides in-person daily support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their homes and communities according to their person-centered plans. This may include assistance with:
  • Participating in social and community activities
  • Developing relationships and communicating with friends, family, and community members
  • Celebrating life successes and meeting life’s challenges
  • Working through anxiety, frustration, and emotions
  • Making decisions
  • Shopping, cooking, cleaning, and home upkeep
  • Dressing, bathing, and personal hygiene
  • Medical and dental visits
  • Taking medications
  • Walking, rolling, and moving around safely with or without adaptive equipment
  • Exercise, sports, and fitness
  • Managing money, planning spending, and keeping receipts
  • Transportation in public, private, and Jubilee vehicles

· Presence- Arrive on time for scheduled work assignments and remain fully engaged with the people you are supporting and your Jubilee work throughout the time you are working. Communicate as early as possible with your supervisor about anticipated absences, late arrivals, and early departures. Clock in and out in real time using Jubilee’s timekeeping systems.

· Community Engagement. Provide regular opportunities for community engagement by encouraging participation in community and family activities, Jubilee-sponsored activities, and activities connected with the person’s faith community. Assist people in developing relationships, and helping people overcome barriers to participation.

· Training and Professional Development- Complete and maintain all required training and certifications according to Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and Jubilee requirements, including first aid and CPR, Mandt, Certified Medication Technician (CMT), and training specific to each person you support. Pursue additional professional development opportunities.

· Service Plans- Skillfully following each person’s service authorization, person-centered plan, behavior support plan, and nursing care plan.

· Documentation- Document services, medication administration, progress on goals, medical visits, incidents, and behavior according to Jubilee’s policies.

· Communication- Maintain regular, open, and positive communication with your supervisor, colleagues, and family members of the people you support. This includes checking Jubilee email and any voicemail at least once on each day you work. It also includes learning and practicing culturally sensitive communication.

· Organizational Participation- Regularly attend team meetings, all-staff meetings, and other meetings relevant to your work. Contribute to program evaluation and help set organizational priorities to ensure quality.

· Policies- Be knowledgeable of Jubilee’s policies and procedures, including Jubilee’s Program Policies, Personnel Policies, Family Handbook, and applicable standard operating procedures.

· Travel- Periodically accompany people you support on vacations that may include overnight stays. You may also have opportunities to participate in conferences that include overnight stays.

· Awake Overnight Duties- When assigned to an awake overnight shift, monitor and provide support as needed, complete household upkeep tasks, and remain awake during the entire shift.

· Other duties as assigned.



· High School Diploma

· Experience as a direct support professional is a plus, but not required

· Commitment to Jubilee’s core values of respect and human dignity, self-determination, community, justice, ethical practices, and spiritual care

· Computer skills for using email and online data systems

· Current U.S. driver’s license


All employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before starting work.


Our Comprehensive Benefits Package: Health Insurance, vacation, and sick leave, 10 paid holidays (FT direct support is paid double-time for working), tuition reimbursement or student loan assistance, $1000 annual professional development menu, paid parental leave, retirement, dental, short and long term disability, life insurance, 3 months extended paid time off after 10 years of full-time employment, periodic vacation reimbursement; wellness program, stipend for employee referrals, flexible spending account for qualified dependent care and medical costs, "Best deal" buying at DARCARS, employee assistance plan, voluntary vision coverage, and more.


About Jubilee: Jubilee Association of Maryland is a faith-based nonprofit that provides opportunities and support for adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to live in and enrich their community while fulfilling their personal, family, social, and spiritual needs. Jubilee was started by Hyattsville Mennonite Church in 1978 as part of the movement to bring people with intellectual disabilities out of segregated institutions and into the community. Since then, Jubilee has grown to be a leader in person-centered disability services, currently supporting more than 170 people who are included in their communities across Montgomery County, Maryland. The organization has a staff of more than 400 and an annual budget of more than $30 million. Through partnerships, innovation, and attentive care, Jubilee is a leader in providing the highest quality services and helping demonstrate the power of inclusion. Learn more at


Jubilee Association of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, physical characteristics, genetic information, physical characteristics, veteran status, or religion.

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