The Salvation Army

  • Direct Support Professional III

    Job Locations US-PA-Bensalem
    Job ID
    Developmental Disabilities
    With Benefits
    Compensation Min
    USD $12.38/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $12.38/Hr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Position:    Direct Support Professional III

    Department:  Developmental Disabilities Program; Bensalem, PA

    Availability of Position:  Immediately

    Schedule:   Full time, hours vary

    Reporting Relationship:   Reports to the Program Coordinator for Bucks County

    Salary and Grade:  $12.38 per hour; 73 Non-Exempt


    The Salvation Army is hiring and offers truly excellent benefit package to eligible employees including:

    • Generous paid time off every year that includes: holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time and sick time.
    • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
    • Comprehensive health care coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays and deductibles
    • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans including Short Term Disability, AFLAC and Voluntary Term Life
    • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Remitted Tuition Program
    • Eligibility for the Federal Government’s Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program
    • Most importantly – a job with a good purpose!


    This position is a non-exempt position with the responsibility for assisting in the oversight and coordination of a wide array support for person(s) with developmental disabilities residing in a residential program in Bucks County. 

    The work requires flexible scheduling, with a general schedule of 12 pm to 8 pm Monday to Friday, butmornings and weekends will occasionally be needed to provide appropriate oversight of individuals served, complete

    appointments and meetings and to insure that emergency response is available to meet health and safety needs.


    Minimum requirement of a High School Diploma/GED and 5 years relevant experience in the field.  Experience should include supports to people with a range of Developmental Disabilities, including individuals with dual diagnoses and challenging behavior.  Must possess a working knowledge of licensing requirements and any specific state and county guidelines/regulations pertaining to the provision of service for adults with developmental disabilities.  Requires the ability to explain the policies and procedures of the Developmental Disabilities Program to others.  Ability to track information, including but not limited to: attendance, medical appointments, financial information, staff schedules, program information, petty cash, fire drills and quality surveys.  Ability to work with management, staff, families and funding sources in a respectful and courteous manner. Ability to provide support to assigned personnel and to the program which results in the positive organizational climate essential to high-quality home management and service provision.  Ability to effectively communicate with staff, persons we provide services to, case managers and other service providers. Ability to manage monies and costs effectively.  Ability to anticipate problems and to initiate problem solving.  Experience in a related field and demonstrated ability to assume further responsibilities will be considered. Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record.  Applicants should have an appreciation and understanding of The Salvation Army mission.


    Contact:  If you may be interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter online by the close of business Wednesday, March 7, 2018. 

    Current Salvation Army Employees can apply online at  Prospective employees can apply online at

    No phone calls please.                       

    Released by the Divisional Human Resources Department on February 22, 2018


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


     The Salvation Army’s Mission Statement

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. 

    Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

    Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ

    and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


    Requisition No. 705


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