Direct Support Specialist

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Looking to elevate your Direct Care experience? Pinnacle Services is seeking dedicated, caring individuals to join our team as Direct Support Specialists! Our Direct Support Specialists have the ability to assist persons served with developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, and behavioral issues in a residential setting providing support and encouragement to work towards outcomes and goals to gain life skills. This position is full-time.

Duties and Responsibilities

Job duties and responsibilities of the position vary to meet the needs of persons served but may include:

  • Meal planning/preparation.
  • Facilitation of community activities by using company vehicles.
  • Assisting with personal and medical cares (helping with dressing, bathing, etc.)
  • Behavior management.
  • Medication administration.
  • Direct Support Specialists travel between multiple sites locations as needed. 


Direct Support Specialists work either morning (6am-2pm) or evening (2pm-10pm) shifts and must be available 5 days a week. Schedules are created with and determined by the Program Director. 

Salary Description


Traditional Full Time Benefits

· Health Insurance

· Dental Insurance

· Vision Insurance

· Life Insurance

· Short Term Disability

· Voluntary Life Insurance

· Flexible Spending Account

· Paid Time Off

· 7 Holidays

· 401K Eligible to contribute 6 months from start date.


 Required Qualifications

  • At least a year of experience working as a Direct Support Professional or equivalent role.
  • Have a passion for helping others and is willing to assist persons served with their varying needs. 
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must successfully clear a background check.
  • Current driver’s license, current auto insurance, reliable transportation and an acceptable driving record determined by Pinnacle Services policy. Unacceptable driving record will result in reduction of placement options.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous direct care experience.
  • CPR/AED certified (will train if missing qualification).
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