Residential Direct Support Professional (DSP), 2nd Shift
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*For a limited time, we are offering a $500 bonus to candidates that already have the required training (CPR Certification, Med Administration, and Relias training) once you complete onboarding with Waves.

Residential Direct Support (DSP) & Skills Coach

Location: Franklin, TN or Fairview, TN Department: Residential Services Type: Full-Time Min. Experience: Entry Level

The ideal Residential Life Skills Coach candidate must be creative, tech-savvy, open-minded, flexible, innovative, and have a passion for helping others. At Waves, we support and advocate for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This is a fun, rewarding job where you will enrich the life of an adult with an intellectual or developmental disability by providing care and coaching them through daily life activities while supporting their opportunities to live the life they want to have. This position is under the supervision of the Residential Program Manager.

Waves’ philosophy and core values are grounded in our vision of an inclusive community where everyone works, learns, and plays together.

Base Rate of Pay: $16.00/hour

Shift(s) available: Monday - Friday, 2 pm - 10 pm

Our Comprehensive Benefits Package: Health Insurance, vacation and sick leave, 7 holidays (direct support positions are paid double-time for working on holidays), professional development, training and certification opportunities, Retirement Savings Account with generous employer match, dental insurance, company-paid long term disability, company-paid life insurance, additional voluntary life insurance, up to 11 days of PTO in your first year of employment, stipend for employee referrals, up to $300 in annual Health & Wellness incentives, Employee Assistance Plan, vision insurance, and more.


Company overview: Waves, Inc. was established by a group of citizens in Fairview, Tennessee in 1973. Beginning with one day program serving six adults, Waves has gradually grown to now serve over 70 adults, and more than 600 children with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Waves is funded by the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, as well as its local community of generous partners and donors.

  • High school diploma (or GED) and experience in a related field.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment Criminal Background Report and Drug Screen.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds at a time.
  • Have a Tennessee driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Intermediate computer skills are required. Staff will use technology for daily documentation and to help the person receiving support to engage in their communities.
Salary Description
Base Rate of Pay: $16.00/hour