Full-Time Community Support DSP/BHP

Affinity | Portland, ME, United States

Posted Date 7/10/2024


Direct Support Professional

A sign-on incentive of up to $1000!

$500 after 90 days of employment, and an additional $500 at one year.

The starting base wage is $17-$19/hr.

Location: Portland and surrounding areas

Hours: Hours available Monday-Friday 9:30 am-2:00pm. This will include work in the Adult Services community support day program located in Portland and may consist of afternoon BHP shifts if you are seeking additional employment. Full-time employment may not be available if you choose to work only in the day program, and 40 hours per week cannot be guaranteed. Residential or overnight hours are not available.

Do you enjoy working with adults, children, or teenagers? Making a positive impact in an individual and family's life? Do the qualities below express your personality? This is the perfect position for you!

Affinity is seeking applicants with the following qualities or interests to join our Team:

*Reliable*Creative*Patient*Outgoing*Flexible*Compassionate*Empathetic* Passion for books and music* Caring*Fun*Energetic*Thoughtful*Motivated*

Affinity's BHPs and DSPs provide in-home and community support to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. DSPs and BHPs work one-on-one and in a group setting with an individual(s) on challenging behaviors, social skills, personal care, daily living skills, and community integration. Affinity provides employment in a day program or home/community based setting. We do not have residential programs or provide overnight support.


  • Partial company paid health/dental insurance at 20+ hours per week.
  • 401K Retirement Plan with annual agency discretionary match.
  • Paid mileage reimbursement of .50/mile.
  • Paid Training (BHP, DSP, CPR/FA, Safety Care, Blood Borne Pathogens, etc.)
  • Ongoing Supervision.
  • Earned Time and Paid Holidays for employees scheduled for 30+ hours per week.
  • Earned Time for employees scheduled under 30 hours per week, accrue 1 hour of paid time for every 40 hours worked.
  • Paid weekly via direct deposit.

Job Requirements:

  • Good driving record and reliable transportation with valid inspection/registration.
  • Vehicle insurance liability requirements of $100,000/$300,000.
  • Ability to complete BHP training within one year from the date of hire and DSP training within six months of hire.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to complete online documentation using several computer applications and systems. This will require the use of a smartphone and GPS enabling.
  • Organized.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

Education Requirements:

  • Over age 18 with a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Preference is given to those applicants with BHP or DSP certification or experience working with children.

To apply, provide your availability, program location interest, and resume through Indeed.

Stephanie Callan

Director of Administration


400 Riverside St. Unit C-1

Portland, Maine 04103

Fax: 207-888-4555

No Phone calls, please.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour

Expected hours: 5 – 30 per week


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Paid orientation
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Portland, ME 04103: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person

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