Training Program – Family DSP CareGiver
Train to be a Paid Direct Support Professional
Caring For Your Family Member with IDD Requires Love, Patience and Commitment
The family members of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities often play a critical role in the daily lives of their loved ones. Besides patience and love, one or more family members may assist with feeding, bathing, recreation, education, socializing, transportation and more.
Get Paid for Your Full-Time Care Giving and Alleviate Financial Stress in Your Household
Often the level of care required for IDD family members can be time consuming, reaching the equivalent of a full time job and placing stress on family dynamics and budgets. The good news is that the family member can be trained as a Direct Support Professional (DSP) and actually get paid for what they already provide their family member with!
Becoming a Paid Direct Support Professional (DSP) is Easy
The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) provides the training for free. Training takes approximately ten hours, and is available entirely online. At the end of training, participants will take a test, offered online as well.
You have nothing to lose. DSP training is fast, convenient and free!
After training is complete, Gracious Services Inc. will hire you as a Direct Support Professional (DSP). No experience is required besides taking care of their family member from birth. You get hired to care for your family member because you know your family member better than anyone else. Gracious Services, Inc. pays you directly and the starting hourly rate is greater than minimum wage.