DSP (Direct Support Professional) Resume Sample

Updated December 2, 2016


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

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 a sample here:


DSP (Direct Support Professional) Resume Sample


Janet Bourne

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


Bringing professionalism, integrity and lots of patience.

Performance Summary
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. Excel in:

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

• Developed and maintained core support programs which 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 participant’s 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 | 5/2011 – 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 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 supports 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 | 2/2007 – 5/2011

• 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

New Town High School, New Town, ND – 2005
High School Diploma