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Lead Direct Support Professional

Company: Merakey
Location: Fallbrook
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in someone's life while working with an extraordinary team to advance your professional career? At Merakey, we have multiple levels of career paths for a Direct Support Professional. Come and be part of the Merakey family where you can put your heart and soul into everything you do. Merakey has extensive paid training opportunities that include various certifications: Registered Behavior Technician, DSP 1 and DSP 2. We are seeking a Lead Direct Support Professional to join our team in Escondido, CA for our Amparo Program.

Hourly Rate starts at $22 and will increase to $24.00 upon receipt of RBT certification

Position Details:

Our Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) interact and support our individuals with development disabilities in a variety of potential settings including community, family or individual homes and generic community settings, as well as Adult Training Facilities. The DSP will assist with direct care as well as implementation of behavior plans. We provide a level of care that enhances the health, safety, dignity and contentment of every consumer served by assisting and training individuals in the areas of personal care, communication, and social skill development.


Merakey offers Medical, Dental, Vision insurance plans, competitive compensation plans, Work/Life balance, tuition reimbursement and so much more!

About our Enhanced Behavioral Support Homes:

The mission, vision and core values of Merakey align with those of a successful Enhanced Behavioral Support Home (EBSH) for individuals with high risk factors, involved with multiple systems. Merakey's mission is "enriching lives by providing exceptional services through an individualized approach", integrating the mission with our vision of "creating communities where everyone is empowered to take meaningful steps toward reaching their fullest potential", and our core values of compassion, diversity, integrity, quality and trust, build a foundation of holistic care for the people we support.

Merakey's philosophy for the EBSH program seeks to inspire hope of recovery, promote empowerment, self-determination, understanding, and coping skills for individuals allowing them to achieve their fullest potential.


Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.

The work of Merakey is anchored in the firm belief that is every individual's right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment in their lives. Surrounding professional staff with the best in technology and supports. Merakey is a leader in the industry and remains committed to helping individual at a time.

Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

Apply at

REQ #69049
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

Must be at least 18 years old.

Must have a verifiable/High School Diploma/G.E.D.

Must have at least one year of paid verifiable experience working with I/DD individuals.

Dual Diagnosis experience preferred.

A valid driver's license is required.

Required to complete a DSP 1 certification, within 1 year of hired date.

Required to complete a DSP 2 certification within 1 year of hired date.

Required to complete an RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) certification within 60 days of hired date.

Hourly rate will increase by $2 once RBT is obtained

Keywords: Merakey, Chula Vista , Lead Direct Support Professional, Other , Fallbrook, California

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