Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Norton Healthcare Staffing and Recruiting - Hamden, CT

Full-time | Part-time | Temporary | Contract

*** Our team is currently looking for Direct Support Specialists in the Hamden area to join our team. Must have experience working with developmental disabilities individuals. ***

*Schedule: Hours vary; Full time, Part time, and Per Diem shifts available



The mission of our team is to provide behavioral, residential, and other support services to individuals of Connecticut with Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities to enable them to become all they are capable of being.

Fundamental functions of the position:

  • Supporting individuals with activities of daily living (getting dressed, cooking, cleaning, bathing, toileting etc.)
  • Transporting individuals
  • Organizing activities and community outings
  • Medication administration
  • Doctors’ appointments
  • Documenting Program Data
  • Teaching and engaging
  • Implementing good routines
  • Helping in decision making process
  • Grocery shopping and running errands
  • Deescalating situations and managing behaviors
  • Workings as part of a collective team
  • Communicating professionally with Nurses, Clinical Staff, Directors and Supervisors


  • Must have at least a High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • Must have at least 3 years driving experience with a valid driver’s license
  • Experience working with developmental disabilities individuals


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Contract


  • driving: 3 years (Required)
  • caregiving/direct patient care: 1 year (Preferred)
  • developmental disability: 1 year (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • driver's license (Required)
  • CPR/First Aid (Preferred)
  • PMT (Preferred)