2 Direct Support Professional Resume Samples

Updated on: October 9, 2022

A resume for direct support professional position is much more than a piece of paper that holds your biodata.

It is an entire trunk of information regarding where you worked, what you did, and how successful you were in doing it. Do yourself a favor and do not consider the resume a document that can be put on the back burner.

Pay special attention to creating it and read it several times before you deem it complete.

For your guidance, we have provided 2 samples here:

DSP Resume Sample 1

Jane Redford, CNA
1520 Radio Road
Almo, KY 45200
(000) 000-1414


Compassionate Direct Support Worker with 12 years of progressively responsible experience in providing direct care to patients with disabilities. Proficient in helping patients with personal hygiene, encouraging self-help activities, providing assistance with physical therapies, and planning appropriate meals according to each patient’s nutritional requirements. A highly approachable individual who has a charming personality and a genuine commitment to helping others. Recognized for fostering positive relationships with patients and families.


Direct Support Professional
Bridgewell, Almo, KY
6/2018 – Present
• Provide patients with direct support with logistics, including hygiene, toileting, and grooming.
• Administer medication to patients per their specific medication schedules.
• Assist patients in maintaining a safe and healthy lifestyle and monitor changes in their general health.
• Monitor and keep a clean and safe environment for patients at all times.
• Provide training and assistance to patients in making healthy dietary choices and assist in creating menus to meet their individual nutritional needs.
Key Achievements
• Rehabilitated a patient with walking problems, by religiously providing him with physical therapy support and encouragement.
• Implemented nutritious meal plans for 15 patients based on their requirements and tastes.
• Trained 25 other DSPs in assisting their patients through therapeutic positioning, hydrotherapy, and use of adaptive lifting equipment.
• Saved a disabled patient’s life by providing him with immediate first aid after he fell from his wheelchair, between shifts.

Direct Support Worker
TYH Care, Almo, KY
5/2015 – 6/2018
• Planned daily activities for patients.
• Provide clients with support in household chores and recreational activities.
• Evaluated patients according to set principles.
• Notified appropriate personnel of any concerns or additional needs.
• Maintained strict confidentiality of all patients in a bid to keep their dignity and self-respect intact.

The Giving People, Almo, KY
2/2011 – 5/2015
• Assisted patients with their daily needs, including dressing, toileting, grooming, and washing.
• Provided support with logistics, including grocery shopping and bill paying.
• Provided medication reminders and observed patients for any signs of distress or discomfort.
• Perform housekeeping duties such as light dusting, sweeping, and mopping.
• Prepared nutritious meals according to the specific requirements of each patient and assisted them in partaking.

KY State Certified Nursing Assistant – Current

High School Diploma 
Almo High School, Almo, KY | 1999

• Meal Planning • Patient Observation 
• Grooming and Personal Hygiene
• Physical Therapy Assisting
• Patient Safety • Adapted Lifting Equipment Use
• Errand Running • Home Management
• Therapeutic Positioning • Feeding Techniques
• Nutritional Needs Management
• Medicine Administration

DSP Resume Sample 2

Janet Bourne
45 Teal Road
New Town, ND 44525
(000) 999-9999
janebou @ email . com

Bringing professionalism, integrity, and lots of patience.

Highly organized and compassionate Direct Support Professional with over 9 years of experience working in domestic and organizational settings. Deeply familiar with diverse support plans aimed at providing participants with exceptional care and backup. Documented success in effectively managing stock levels, delivery times, and transport costs through well-placed logistic programs.

• Identifying participant’s strengths and needs for support
• Creating and implementing core support plans to meet the individual needs of each participant
• Providing training and contributing to participant’s specific personal requirements such as hygiene and grooming
• Creating and implementing definite educational programs for both staff members and participants

• Treatment Planning • Participant’s Safety
• Medication Administration • Skills Development Training
• Advocacy • Community Involvement
• Activities Aid • Opportunities Development
• Emergency Coverage • Personal Care Assistance
• Housekeeping Support • Behavior Management

• Developed and maintained core support programs that were deemed easily customizable for individual participants.
• Introduced a series of behavioral programs which increased the efficacy of all modules by a staggering 75%.
• Increased participants’ self-determination and choice by implementing defined self-confidence plans.
• Implemented age-appropriate program modules to meet the individual needs of each participant.


Direct Support Professional
Lifetime Assistance Support, New Town, ND
5/2018 – Present
• Establish and maintain plans to meet the physical, emotional, and social needs of each participant
• Promote increased exercising of self-determination by providing assistance in obtaining the necessary support
• Work with individuals and families to determine the type of support that they need
• Develop and implement support plans such as spiritual life support and assistance in achieving personally set goals
• Assist participants in maintaining a clean, safe and healthy home environment by following safety and infection control procedures
• Maintain open communication and work effort with lead support professionals to assure constant quality
• Assist participants with fiscal management to ensure that their funds are safeguarded
• Provide support in helping people exercise their rights and ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect

Direct Support Assistant
The Support Professionals, New Town, ND 
2/2015 – 5/2018
• Assisted in maintaining healthy, safe, and comfortable environments for participants
• Provided support in administering medication according to the specific instructions of healthcare professionals
• Assisted participants with healthcare visits and therapy plans
• Observed participants for change in behavior and medical conditions and report findings to the supervisor
• Created and maintained participants’ records in a clear, accurate, and confidential manner

First Aid and CPR – Current
SCIP (Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention)

North Dakota Certified DSP

High School Diploma
New Town High School, New Town, ND – 2009

Related: Direct Support Professional Cover Letter

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