Brevard County Employment Opportunity

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Friends of Children and Families, Inc. – Cocoa, FL


Qualified Candidates must have at least 3 years of experience working with the targeted population, or have a Bachelor’s degree in the social services field from an accredited college or university with at least 2 years of experience working with the targeted population. In addition, qualified candidates must successfully pass all state, local, and federal background checks, pass a drug screen and have a clean driving record.



•Provides care for at-risk children who have emotional and/or behavioral difficulties to ensure that health, nutritional, educational, social, and recreational needs are met.

• Participates in the development and implementation of treatment goals as directed by the Clinical Staff

• Completes intake packets and orientation for children entering the program

• Dispenses medications and completes medication logs accurately

• Utilizes company vehicle to transport children to medical appointments, activities, or family visits

• Facilitates and supervises recreational activities in the home or community as approved by Supervisor

• Documents child’s behavior and emotional status on a daily basis, and communicates findings in written form to Clinical Staff

• Establishes a positive relationship with children in care, while utilizing evidence based therapeutic interventions as directed by Clinical Staff.

• Provides assistance with homework and study time

• Completes incident reports timely and accurately

• Follows menus provided and ensures that meals are prepared following the food program guidelines

• Ensures the cleanliness of house, premises, and vehicle

• Provides a safe environment for the children where no incidents of abuse or neglect occur.

• Follows on-call process and procedures, and is able to provide crisis interventions as needed.

• Participates in Clinical Staffing and in-service training as needed or required

• Maintains client confidentiality (HIPPA)

• Provides coverage to the other group homes as needed.

• Has proficiency with email and computer use.

• Completes additional duties, as assigned by Supervisor

Hourly Compensation: $10.00 – $12.50

Resumes can be emailed to or faxed to (407)985-1977