Kansas City: 816-756-3397 | St. Louis: 314-453-9981

Direct Support Professionals

Job Duties and Training Requirements

Direct support professionals (DSPs) generally support people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who need personal care and other assistance in order to be self-sufficient. DSPs provide this support to people in their homes, at their jobs, and in their neighborhoods and communities.

Training Requirements

Working as a direct support professional requires special skills, knowledge and ethical judgment, but classroom training is usually brief. Most of the skills needed are learned on the job.

* We also encourage you to watch the video describing a Direct Support Professional position, which you can access here.

kansas city office

4050 Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 323
Kansas City, MO 64111
816-756-3397 (phone)
816-756-3320 (fax)

st. louis office

9666 Olive Blvd. Suite 380
St. Louis, MO 63132
314-453-9981 (phone)
314-567-4285 (fax)