Direct Support Professional (DSP)

At Support Services of Virginia (SSVA) helping others realize their success isn’t just a job, it’s our passion. Our unique and innovative company realizes that happy teams make happy customers, so we strive to make a positive and lasting impact on everyone we encounter. Our commitment to our team members, positive work environment, comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities to make a real difference in someone’s life make SSVA one of the top places to work in Virginia’s human services field.

Role Overview

SSVA is seeking Direct Support Professionals to fill immediate openings in the Danville area of Virginia. The qualified candidate will play a highly interactive and mission critical role providing supports to people choosing our services. The Direct Support Professional will have the unique opportunity to make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of others. The ideal candidate is friendly and kind, open minded and flexible, interested in helping others, and enjoys a challenge.  Must be willing to travel to Chatham, VA to work shifts. SSVA is committed to mentoring and supporting its team members as they strive to reach their professional and personal goals.


A Direct Support Professional just starting will make $11.25 per hour, however once you are cleared to drive and assist with medications you have the potential to make $ 11.75 per hour. All certifications will need to be verified.


  • Three medical plan options which includes a health savings account (HSA) match
  • Dental insurance free to employees that qualify
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Life insurance plan
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • 401K Plan

Combined, these benefits add up to over 30% increase over the base wage.

Additional Benefits

  • Opportunity to have a positive impact the lives of others 
  • Path to Professional Development and Leadership 
  • Flexible full and part time schedules 
  • Team This Ability  
  • Employee Appreciation Program 
  • Employee Impressions Program 
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Core Values Hall of Fame 
  • Wednesday Warriors (on Facebook) 

SSVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce.
  • Highly motivated
  • Superior ability to communicate at all levels
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability and willingness to perform task with minimal direct supervision and to accept supervision and constructive feedback
  • Proof of highest level of education
  • Ability to pass criminal/ registry background checks
  • Clear tuberculosis screening
  • Ability to pass and maintain CPR/First Aid, Medicaid Waiver Certification, and DSP Core Competencies
  • Ability to perform basic math
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position