What is it like working as a Direct Support Professional?
Direct Support Professional in Staten Island:
Pros: I like that my job is flexible and theirs growth within the company. Mostly the importance are my guys and they are the ones who brighten up my day.
Cons: Coordination can be a bit overwhelming at times along with communication towards the employees.
Direct Support Professional in Washington:
"Awesome & Needed."
Pros: The response from my client and how they look forward to my presence for any assistance.
Cons: Severe behavior issues, abuse stories and mis handling of our more physically challenged adults or children.
Direct Support Professional in Kansas City:
"Not too bad."
Pros: Health insurance available.
Can pick up extra hours.
Can go out with clients out to eat, take part in events.
You get to help and make a difference in someone's life who needs it.
Cons: Hard to change schedules.
Coworkers slack on the job.
Vacation time is small.
It is hard to have a schedule that makes study and work possible.
Can become stressful.
Direct Support Professional in Quincy:
Pros: The family like staff and boss. Feeling like I have people to talk to about personal problems.
Cons: The pay could be better or larger. Sometimes it is an emotionaly draining and I get burnt out if I work five or six days in a row.