Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are the heart and soul of quality care for people in need. They help individuals lead more independent and fulfilled lives. Without their support, individuals would have greater challenges in reaching their dreams in life.

Consider becoming a Direct Support Professional  If you want a meaningful career that impacts people, WE NEED YOU! 

On this page find links to jobs, resources, and information about this fulfilling career. Skill building and training is available. A Direct Support Professional can also be known as a direct care giver/worker, caregiver, and support person. Learn about being a Direct Support Professional (select this Indeed Career Guide link)

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State of Michigan - Provider Residential Services in Community Settings: A Training Guide

Wayne State University - Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute Empowerment Education Training Initiative 


Providers hiring Direct Support Professionals NOW! (select agency name to be linked to website and jobs. Phone numbers provided for providers without website): 

COVID-19 has greatly impacted the public mental health system and need for more DSPs. Health care professionals recently affected by hospital layoffs, please consider becoming a DSP to help others.


Adult Learning Systems-Lower Michigan Inc

Residential services to persons with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Serving the Novi area. Must be 18 years of age for employment.


Advanced Teaching Concepts, Inc.

Providing care, comfort and companionship to Adults who have Developmental Disabilities in small group home settings. South Lyon, Novi, Holly, Highland, Oxford, Rochester Hills and Waterford. Starting wage is $11.50 per hour, with Blue Care Network and Delta Dental Benefit Plans available. Must be 18 years of age. Contact: 248-486-5368


Angels' Place

Adult Foster Care & Specialized Residential serving individuals with cognitive and physical impairments. Service area is Livonia, Clinton Twp., Shelby Twp., Troy, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Southfield, Beverly Hills, Commerce Twp., Farmington. Must be 21 year of age. 


Avalon Care

We are looking for Caregivers/ Community Living Support staff/Job Coaches, with experience working with persons who are mentally, physically, and emotionally challenged. We are looking for individuals who are dependable, considerate, understanding of different personalities, and has quality good work ethics. Job responsibilities include, but not limited to, are: meal preparation, household chores, grocery shopping, community outings, job coaching, etc. Service area is Southfield, Milford, Troy, Waterford, West Bloomfield, Rochester Hills, Lake Orion, All of Oakland County. Avalon Care Benefits: weekly pay, flexible schedule, 24/7 access to administration, various locations, mileage reimbursement, opportunity for advancement, paid holidays, paid training, healthcare benefits. Must be 18 years of age.


Choice Independence

Our company is dedicated to providing quality services to individuals with disabilities throughout Oakland County. Must be 18 years of age. 


Community Homes

Since 1983, the mission of Community Homes, Inc. has been to provide a safe, supportive and structured living environment for people with developmental disabilities to exercise their right to make choices, grow, and contribute to their community. Immediate full-time direct care workers positions available in Oakland and Macomb Counties. 


Community Living Centers, Inc.

Serving individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Service area includes Farmington, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Royal Oak, Beverly Hills. Must be 18 years of age. 



Creative Employment Opportunities

Our services are delivered in a Person First environment, embracing the culture of “Gentle Teaching”. We provide care and support to individuals with intellectual disabilities and those in recovery from mental illness.  Our support team follows each Individual’s Plan of Service to provide the necessary assistance and skills the individual is seeking.  The individuals are encouraged to select meaningful goals to increase independence. We comply with the Home and Community Based Services. The Individuals Served have the opportunity to be a part of the monthly Individual Served Advisory Committee that is run by and for the individuals we support.  A daily visual calendar of activities is posted in each center for the individuals to be knowledgeable about the daily activities and assist with transition. A Monthly Communication Record is created for the individual to share their progress and goals obtained throughout the month. Our menus of services include:  Community Empowerment Center, Greater Community Empowerment Services, Volunteering, Supported Employment Program, Micro-Enterprise opportunities, individual enhanced staffing and transportation. Service area is Anchorville, Clinton Twp., Mt. Clemens, Washington Twp., Madison Heights, Pontiac, Westland. Must be 18 years of age. 


D&M Consultants, Inc.

D&M is a non-profit organization with 26 years of experience providing mental health and housing services.  D&M also provides quality services to people pursuing psychiatric rehabilitation through relationship building, community inclusion and personal discovery. The service area is Warren, Shelby Township, Oak Park, and Southfield. Contact 248-352-4995


Empowered Living Human Services

Serving individuals with special needs and assisted living in Oakland County. Must be 21 years of age for employment. Contact: 313-800-3142


Excel Employment Options

Vocational Provider serving individual's with developmental and intellectual disabilities throughout Oakland County. Must be 18 years of age for employment. 

248-850-7048 Southfield office (south of 15 Mile [Maple] Road)
248-276-8933 Waterford office (north of 15 Mile [Maple] Road)


Expert Care

We provide Community Living Services and Respite care to children and adults with intellectual, developmental, behavioral, and physical disabilities throughout Oakland County. Must be 18 years of age for employment. 


Five Star Residential Inc.

Five star Residential inc. Is a specialize group home serving individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities. The service area is New Hudson. Must be female over 21 years of age for employment. Contact 248-421-2735 


Flatrock Manor Inc.

Assisted living serving individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Service area is Flint, Lapeer, Ortonville, Goodrich, Flushing, Burton, Flint Township, and Brandon. Must be 18 years of age for employment.


Freedom Work Opportunities, Inc. 

Vocational Day Program serving adults with developmental disabilities. Service area is Highland and Waterford. Must be 18 years of age for employment. Competitive wage and no weekends. Full time employees after 90 days are eligible for insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation & sick days and $25,000 life insurance.  Minimum requirements; High School diploma or equivalent, valid drivers license, ability to get a chauffeurs license, good criminal record, and clean driving record. Preferred GHS or MORC trained. 


Genesis In-Home Care

Genesis specializes in the care for individuals with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, mental illness and the elderly, by providing a wide array of services to ensure the best quality of life at home and in the community. Focusing on the person and not the action is the essence of our beliefs. Creating a community where everyone feels connected though meaningful relationships is what we hold to be true. At Genesis, we embrace gentle teaching as our philosophy of care and our approach to supporting people. All aspects of our organization are focused on aligning our attitudes and beliefs to this view of human nature. Serving all of Oakland County. Must be 18 years of age for employment.


Innovative Lifestyles Inc.

Innovative Lifestyles Inc provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness. We operate homes in Clarkston, Waterford, Holly, White Lake, Royal Oak, Walled Lake, Oak Park, Pontiac and Auburn Hills. Must be 18 years of age for employment.


Judson Center

Since 1924, Judson Center has been a leader in human services in Metro Detroit.  Judson Center and its affiliate’s works with communities to help children, families and adults live successful and healthier lives.  Their core services include: Autism Connections, Behavioral Health Services, Child & Family Services and Disability Services.  Located in five counties and serving nearly 9,000 individuals and families annually, Judson Center remains responsive to the needs of the community and provide a shared continuum of our care. Serving Oakland, Wayne & Macomb Counties. Must be 18 years of age for employment. 


JVS Human Services

Serving Senior, Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Serving Southfield and Detroit. Must be 19 years of age for employment. 


Macomb Residential Opportunities

Macomb Residential Opportunities exists to serve people with disabilities by providing residential and personal support in a manner promoting individual dignity, community integration and quality of life. Service are includes Bloomfield Township and Troy. Must be 18 year of age for employment. 

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Mary's Children Family Center

We are a non-profit organization created to serve people with brain injuries/intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by providing academic, recreational and social activities in a Christ-oriented environment in the community. Serving the Clawson area. Must be 18 years of age for employment.  

Meadowlark Home Care is a six bed specialized residential home located at 29931 Bermuda Lane Southfield, MI. 48076.  We provide services for individuals with Mental Illness and/or Developmental Disabilities twenty fours hours a day seven days a week. We offer assistance with ADL's medication administration and all personal care services to include transportation to all appointments and community access.
We are currently seeking two part-time weekend positions one from 7am-9pm and one from 9pm-7am and one full-time Manager position Monday through Friday 8am-4pm. You must have a valid drivers license and be available to complete any required training. A background check is required. If interested please contact DeVoughn Owens at 248-240-7647 for more information and to schedule an interview. We are excited to have new individuals join our team.


New Gateways, Inc.

Community Skill Building and Transportation Services for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Serving all of Oakland County. Must be 18 years of age for employment.   


New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

We provide a wide array of vocational and other rehabilitation services to people with disabilities as well as those with other barriers to employment. Our headquarters is located in Auburn Hills, Michigan and we provide services in the following Michigan counties: Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Sanilac, St. Clair, Tuscola and Wayne. Must be 18 years of age for employment. Contact 248-340-0559 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


North-Oakland Residential Services, Inc.

Provides care to individuals with developmental disabilities in both licensed and unlicensed settings. Oxford, Ortonville, Clarkston, Davisburg, Rochester Hills, Leonard, Oak Park. Must be 18 years of age for employment.  


Pathways to Self Determination

Adult foster care agency serving individuals with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Service areas includes Troy, Pontiac, Southfield, and Farmington. Must be 18 years of age for employment. Contact 248-723-7152

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Pathways to Self Determination DSP


Pro Care Unlimited

Providing CLS and Respite services to individuals with Mental Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, and the aging population. Metro Detroit and surrounding areas. Must complete required training provided by PCU as well as have reliable transportation and clean background. 


Progressive Lifestyles, Inc.

Providing supports for individuals with developmental disabilities. Serving Clarkston, Commerce, Davisburg, Farmington Hills, Holly, Milford, Oakland, Ortonville, Oxford, Waterford, Wixom, White Lake & West Bloomfield. Must be 18 years of age for employment. 


Quest, Inc.

Serving people with developmental and physical disabilities, as well as mental illness, in their own homes and AFC group homes. Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties. Must be 18 years of age for employment. 

Real Life Living Services

Real Life Living Services (RLLS) is a non-profit agency that provides community and home-based care of developmentally and/or physically challenged adults and children, as well as Senior Care.  We promote maximum self-sufficiency and services delivered in a dignified and humane manner. RLLS provides help anywhere from a few hours a day to 24 hours a day, seven days a week including weekends and holidays. Our care staff is hand picked, thoroughly screened, and insured & bonded. Each individual has undergone numerous background checks to verify that they are trustworthy, punctual, and professional. Serving the Novi area. Must be 18 years of age for employment. We are eagerly accepting new staff and new clients. Apply online at or call us at 248-781-8990.


Residential Alternatives, Inc.

Serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Service area includes Davisburg, Holly, Ortonville, Waterford and White Lake. Must be 18 years of age for employment Valid drivers license and pass criminal background check. Starting at $10.50 based on qualifications. Contact 248-369-8936


Strident Healthcare, Inc.

Autism Center, providing services for families affected by autism. Serving Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Livingston, Lenewee, Monroe. Must be 18 years of age with high school diploma for employment. Please call us or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for  employment or practicum information. We look forward to hearing from you!


Synod Community Services

Synod is a private non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that has been in business since 1973.  We operate licensed, specialized residential sites for adults diagnosed with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. We provide services in Oxford, Clarkston, Waterford, Troy, Oak Park & Southfield. Must be 18 years of age for employment. If interested, please fill out an application through our website,  Health, vision, dental and 401K available.


3rd Circle Inc. Personalized Support Service 

3rd Circle Inc. supports individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities living a self-determined life. Our philosophy for providing supports is based on the four pillars of gentle teaching. We are seeking direct support professionals who are interested in empowering others to embrace the lifestyle they want to live.


Ultra Care, Inc.

We provide services for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities in a Licensed Residential setting. Troy, Rochester Hills, Shelby Township and Fraser. Must be 18 years of age for employment. If you want to make an impact on someone's life, come join a team that will ensure that you succeed in providing the best service to those who we serve.


For more information contact the Oakland Community Health Network Customer Services Department at 800-341-2003