Portage Lakes Career Center


Direct Support Professional

Full-Time / Part-Time 


Become a DSP sponsored by Summit DD

Job Details

A Direct Support Professional (DSP) is someone who works directly with people who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. DSPs aim to assist people in realizing their full potential.

Summit DD is collaborating with Providers in Summit County to assist them in their search for the right, reliable, energetic & passionate DSPs to provide safe & supported care for the individuals in their programs.


$13-$16 depending on hiring agency and experience

Job Type



Flexible shifts


Responsible, on time, and professional

Good judgement

Caring and compassionate attitude

Motivated to learn

Reliable transportation

Benefits Will vary by agency, but may include:


Paid time off

Paid training

Health Insurance

Dental Insurance

Full Job Description Will vary by agency, but may include:

Following the plans laid out in each person’s Individual Service Plan

Assisting individual(s) with daily living skills

Assisting individual(s) with job specific skills

Assisting individual(s) with engaging in daily chores

Teach/support relationship building skills

Teach/support problem solving skills/conflict resolution

Providing individual(s) with opportunities for community engagement/outings

Zoo, movies, grocery store, parks, etc.

Perform daily record keeping




Summit DD

2355 Second Street, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221


Who To Contact
Katie Bensinger

330-422-3811  dsp@summitdd.org


Schedule a Tour

We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off!  You would never buy a car without looking at it first.  Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different.  We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.  We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!

If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.