Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Full and Part Time

Becket Family of Services - Leominster, MA3.5

Full-time | Part-time$13 an hour

Job Description

Becket Family of Services

Direct Support Professional - Life Coach - Residential Counselor

Full-Time and Part-Time

The Becket Family of Services has 15 locations across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Becket House in Leominster provides residential services for adults who need coaching, mentoring and emotional support. This is a great opportunity for those seeking a rewarding and challenging experience helping others live their lives to the fullest.

  • Candidates who have experience working with individuals with autism are encouraged to apply

Why Join Becket:

  • We develop our own people and provide some of the best skills and career development training opportunities in New England.
  • We promote from within; many of our Managers and Directors have performed in Residential Counselor and Lead positions.
  • Our benefits and time off (up to 4+ weeks in one's first yr.) are among the best in our field.
  • We offer good work life balance by offering Full-time, Part-time, and Per Diem options for entry level and experienced positions available across our three shifts (Many FT employees work a 4-day work week)

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provides supervision and teaches daily living skills in support of everyone’s service and skills development plans.
  • Engages individuals in social, leisure, life skills, and sports and other recreational activities.
  • Community integration & development of meaningful interpersonal skills.
  • Involves and assists individuals in functional skill development.
  • Provides job coaching, career development and pre-vocational support services including teaching and training specific to an individual's needs.
  • Promotes a high quality of living in all areas including medication administration, meal preparation, housekeeping, personal hygiene, and consistent leisure or recreation exposure.
  • Records progress notes, behavioral data and log notes for each resident.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

  • First Aid, CPR, Proactive Alternatives for Change (PAC), Medication Administration Program (MAP), Fire Safety, OSHA, Human Rights - Becket will train qualified candidates.
  • Valid Driver's License and transportation. Must meet safe driver guidelines.
  • Satisfactory completion of criminal background check.
  • Post-secondary education preferred. High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Note: While experienced Residential Counselors, Direct Support Professionals, or Life Coaches are preferred, high caliber entry level candidates are also considered. Successful Residential Counselors come from all different career backgrounds.


  • Up to 4+ weeks (168hrs) of paid time off in the first year.
  • On the job professional Human Services training, skills development and career leadership opportunities.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b Retirement, Basic Life Insurance; Optional Benefits of Supplemental Life Insurance, Whole and Term Life, AD&D, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Health Flexible Spending Account, Legal, Short & Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Programs.

Job Type: Full-time, Part-time

key words: Residential Counselor Life Coach Direct Care

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $12.50 to $13.00 /hour

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $12.50 to $13.00 /hour


  • Adult Residential Care: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Leominster, MA (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Tuition reimbursement