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Direct Support Professional

Cookeville, Tennessee
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Earn up to $13.75/hr. Now offering Daily Pay for select positions!

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of quality home care and deliver life-changing service to your clients. As an Addus Direct Support Professional, you'll play a vital role in supporting seniors and people with disabilities living independently. This rewarding, entry-level position provides consistent, flexible hours to accommodate your personal needs, while providing a great career with a growing, innovative industry leader.

If you have a genuine passion for helping others, and you are looking for a meaningful, fulfilling career with a dynamic, values-driven organization that recognizes and supports your contribution, we invite you to join our team.

We are urgently hiring DSP employees in these cities; Cookeville, TN - Gainesboro, TN - Woodbury, TN and many more cities!

DSP Benefits:

  • Daily & Weekly Pay Option
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Flexible schedule
  • Direct deposit

DSP Responsibilities:

  • Follow a care plan for the member and report on completed tasks
  • Observe and report any changes in member's condition
  • Assist member with the self-administration of medications (no administering or measuring)
  • Transport member to appointments, daily errands, and other locations as necessary
  • Support routine house cleaning, laundry, and assist with meal preparation
  • Assist people with personal care (bathing, dressing, etc.)

DSP Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED, and one year of in-home care services experience
  • Comfortable using an electronic device
  • Reliable, energetic, self-motivated and well-organized
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and follow written/verbal instructions
  • Reliable transportation, required for member transportation. Valid driver's license and proof of insurance is required.
  • Able to pass a criminal background check

Despite challenging economic conditions caused by COVID-19 Addus HomeCare is still hiring DSP's in over 186 locations across the United States. Addus has implemented comprehensive safety policies based on CDC guidelines designed to promote workplace safety. We are providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including gloves, face masks, hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial soap to our employees. 

We are offering virtual job interviews as a safety measure against COVID-19. Apply today and learn more about our current opportunities.

Addus provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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  • Job Reference: 707406747-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Addus HomeCare
  • Location: Cookeville, Tennessee
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent