Our mission is a challenging one. It’s also rewarding, inspiring, and often life-changing for the caring professionals who make a difference in the lives of the children, adolescents, and adults we serve.

And when you dedicate yourself to helping others, you’ll be surprised at what you can learn about yourself in the process! It is our goal to support our clients and their families with quality, reliable, direct support professionals to meet their daily needs. DSP Connections is looking for dedicated people who are passionate about shaping futures and making a positive impact on the lives of the individuals we serve. We invite you to view our openings and apply to be part of our dynamic team.

Do You Have Experience With?

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Hearing Loss
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disability
  • Vision Impairment
  • Developmental Delays
  • Self injurious behaviors
  • Non verbal communication
  • Elopement
  • Other

Despite these factors, people with developmental disabilities still want a place to call home, healthy lives, meaningful activities, supportive communities, and the opportunity to make informed decisions about their personal lives.

Our DSPs teach skills that can lead to independent living so that adults with developmental disabilities can indeed live full, productive, independent lives.

Being a Direct Support Professional (DSP) The DSP Connections Way

DSP Connections is dedicated to seeing our DSP’s thrive by offering a fair and competitive wage to the DSP for their hard work and dedication to the industry. We believe in supporting those who support others. We pride ourselves on our ability to develop our team, offering opportunities to grow in the industry. Working with DSP Connections is so much more than a DSP – Agency relationship, our DSP contractor team is our lifeline. We believe that by honoring you and supporting you, we will provide the best possible care in the state.

DSP Connections is an equal opportunity agency. We adhere to a policy of making contract decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for contractual work with this agency depends solely on your qualifications. We are a drug free agency.

We are looking for DSPs in the following counties: Marion, Polk, Lincoln, and Tillamook.

Careers - Being a Direct Support Professional
DSP Connections Direct Support Worker Application

APPLICANT NOTE: This application form is intended for use in evaluating your qualifications to contract with DSP Connections, an independently and locally owned and operated Provider Agency. All DSPs are Independent Contractors with DSP Connections. This is not an employment contract or an Independent Contractor Agreement. Please answer all appropriate questions completely and accurately. False or misleading statements during the interview and on this form are grounds for terminating the contract or discontinuing services provided by the contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and will be treated throughout their term without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected class status under applicable law.

Applicant Information
Care History

(Select all that apply) *

Highest Level of Education Completed

For contractors our minimum education requirement is either a GED or High School diploma.

Work Experience

(Start with most recent)

Previous Applications
Specific Family
Professional References

(Please list two people, not family or friends, who have observed and are familiar with your professional work habits.)

Personal Reference

(Please list one person, not a family member, who can attest to your character.)

Application Form Waiver

In exchange for the consideration of my contractor application with DSP Connections, I agree that: I hereby release any and all prior employers or current employers from liability or claims arising out of the provision of information about my employment with such employer. I hereby waive any cause of action I might otherwise have against such employer arising out of the provision of information concerning my employment with them. I further understand that my contract status with DSP CONNECTIONS, shall be probationary for a period of sixty (60) days, and further that at any time during the probationary period or thereafter, my contractual relation with DSP CONNECTIONS,  is terminable at will for any reason by either party. I CERTIFY THAT ALL ANSWERS GIVEN BY ME ARE TRUE, ACCURATE AND COMPLETE. I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application. I understand that the misrepresentation or omission of facts called for is cause for termination of contractor services at any time without any previous notice. I hereby give DSP CONNECTIONS, permission to contact schools, previous employers (unless otherwise indicated), references, and others, and hereby release DSP CONNECTIONS, from any liability as a result of such contract.