DSP Adult Day


At Rise, we believe that everyone deserves opportunities to live a life filled with purpose and pride. In our employment, housing, and life-enrichment services, we support people to set and achieve their personal goals. As a nonprofit, every Rise team member is driven by our mission. That shared commitment is the foundation of a workplace that embraces a culture of learning and growth by offering extensive training, competitive salaries, and a fun work environment. We are an inspiring leader in disability services that wants to make a real difference in people's lives!

Hiring Bonus $1,000 (paid after 3 month work anniversary)

Position Summary

The purpose of this Direct Support Professional position (DSP) is to work directly with people with disabilities in a community integrated setting so they can live a life filled with purpose. Rise's Adult Day Programs (ADP) are designed to support adults, ages 18 through retirement, who have a disability and no longer wish to work. People in our program benefit from and enjoy participating in day activities, creating friendships, and developing new opportunities for personal growth. Our DSPs work to support individuals in our programs with customized support plans that are designed to meet their specific needs and interests. Examples of Adult Day Program activities include: art therapy, music therapy, cooking, YMCA classes and events, social activities (potlucks, etc), learning activities including reading and discussion groups, communities activities and special events.


  • Direct support professionals assist people with personal cares and other activities of daily living including therapist-designed programs such as walking and range of motion exercises
  • Document Care Plan outcomes and objectives daily.
  • Dispense medication per physician orders. Maintain required medication documentation as required by state licensing.
  • Assist Activity Coordinators in set-up of activities and encourage people during groups/activities as needed.
  • Continually inspire personal growth in the people we support by working on personal goals and implementing person-centered practices.
  • Conducts oneself as a positive role model for people and other team members in terms of appearance, socialization and teamwork.
  • Position does include lifting and transferring adults to/from wheelchairs
  • Complete documentation as needed
  • Provide daily transportation of persons supported in Rise vans and buses
  • Input information into Care Director database.
  • Experience, competence and sensitivity in working with people with brain injuries and physical disabilities preferred.
  • High School diploma
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position and correctly use assistive and safety equipment.
  • Hardworking, flexible and ability to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Maintain calm demeanor in handling occasional difficult situations.
  • Previous experience is helpful, but we are willing to train the right person
  • Valid drivers license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check required


  • Starting wage: $13.50-$14.50 per hour - depends on qualifications
  • Medical insurance - single employee coverage less than $90/month
  • Dental insurance less than $17/month
  • 401(k) with a 100% vested employer match
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) starts at 16 days per year, plus paid and floating holidays


Full time
Salary Range
$22,000.00 - 31,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Fridley, MN 55432, US