Becoming a DSP is a great way to launch a career in healthcare, social work, counseling, human services, and related fields. It is one of the few entry-level opportunities that can get you familiar with working with clients directly, addressing their personal conditions, learning industry terminology and regulations, and getting valuable on-the-job training.
The demand for direct support workers is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, making it a very valuable job. Many individuals find DSP work to be fulfilling and rewarding, lifetime career path. DSPs can also advance to become housing managers, designated coordinators, and executive directors of similar organizations.
If you are someone who enjoys helping individuals and learning about human behavior, then DSP work may be a great fit for you. The day-to-day work of a DSP has a strong impact on the individuals we serve, and makes a clear difference in their abilities to live independent and fulfilling lives.
Because the individuals we serve may need round-the-clock care, DSPs may find work available during any shift. To that end, Passages has a variety of shift types— days, afternoons, evenings, and overnights!
Passages takes great care to ensure that our settings are welcoming and comfortable for the individuals we serve. DSPs have the luxury of wearing their everyday clothing to work, and sharing the comfort of working in home-like settings.
Passages is dedicated to helping people with intellectual disabilities or other challenges thrive in the community.
Through an affiliated organization, Passages offers affordable housing for low- to moderate-income families.
Passages puts on many events throughout the year in order to raise funds and create memories for our clientele