Direct Support Professionals

Daniel's Place is taking applications for part-time Direct Support Professionals.  Because of interaction with our guest, DSP’s are required to complete criminal background checks, abuse and neglect checks, and sex offender checks.  In addition, DSPs are required to have annual training in First Aid, CPR,and Crisis with De-Escalation. Please return completed applications to office@daniels-place.org, or mail to Daniel's Place, c/o Zion Lutheran Church, 113 W Main St, North Manchester, IN 46962 

You can learn about DSP responsibilities and more below.


Daniel's Place is always looking for volunteers. Please contact us!


DSP- Direct Support Professional

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Daniel’s Place employs Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to provide care to our guests.

DSPs are care providers who work directly with people with physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into his/her community or the least restrictive environment. DSPs provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities by assisting with activities of daily living, including, but not limit to: dressing, functional mobility, feeding, and rest. DSPs will also support individuals in completing instrumental activities of daily living. These skills are not necessary for fundamental functioning, but are vital to the quality of life of our guests at Daniel’s Place. These skills include: meal preparation, shopping, housekeeping, laundry skills, using the telephone, appropriate social interactions, communication, community mobility and budgeting skills. The primary purpose of a DSP is to promote functional independence while meeting the client at their level of function. DSPs are much more than a caregiver. They teach and coach individuals how to complete daily life skills for themselves while encouraging attitudes and behaviors that enhance community inclusion.

Pay and hours

 Care providers will be on a call list, and contacted as needed to serve our guests.  You don’t need to make a huge time commitment to volunteer or earn some extra money. You are free to work as much or as little as you want. Pay will be between $11 and $13 an hour for trained DSPs.







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Safe, quality care is our number one priority. To that end, Daniel’s Place will provide annual training to all DSPs, volunteers and board members.