Meet the Direct Service Professional

Direct Service Professionals (DSP) play an integral role in the community workplace  & volunteer site success of our participants. The DSP functions as a coach, supervisor, trainer, and mentor to workers with developmental disabilities. Sometimes they even work right alongside the crew members–whatever it takes to get the job done!

Our DSPs are highly trained and professional. As employees of INALLIANCE, they must pass a rigorous interview process, a nationwide background check, and pre-employment drug screening.

In addition, our DSPs must attend ongoing training and complete a minimum of 30 hours of specialized training. Mandatory certifications in first aid and CPR are required.

Code of Ethics

As a DSP, my first allegiance is to the person I support; all other activities and functions I perform flow from this allegiance.

As a DSP, I commit to promote the emotional, physical, and personal well being of the people I support. I will encourage growth and recognize the autonomy of those receiving support while being attentive and energetic in reducing the risk of harm.

As a DSP, I will support the mission and vitality of my profession to assist people in leading self-directed lives and to foster a spirit of partnership with the people I support, other professionals, and the community.

As a DSP, I will safeguard and respect the confidentiality and privacy of the people I support.

As a DSP, I will affirm the human rights as well as the civil rights and responsibilities of the people I support. I will  promote and practice justice, fairness, equity for the people I support and the community as a whole.

As a DSP, I will respect the human dignity and uniqueness of the people I support. I will recognize each person I support as valuable and promote their value within communities.

As a DSP, I will assist the people I support when they do not have opportunities to develop and maintain relationships

AS a DSP, I will assist the people I support to direct the course of their own lives.

As a DSP, I will advocate with the people I support for justice, inclusion, and full community participation.