Direct Support Professional

Catholic Health Initiative Fargo , ND 58102

Posted 4 weeks ago


Friendship's history started in 1964 when a local Pastor moved his family to the Fargo-Moorhead community. Although his son was enrolled in school, Fargo lacked a community activity center that he could attend. His son was 16 years old at the time and was born with Down syndrome. This Pastor took action by inspiring parents to begin programs themselves. In the late summer of 1974 Friendship Village was born. Friendship Village was chosen because "it was meant to be a place of love and understanding, reaching out in the Savior's name to people whose needs were great and so often misunderstood." In 1988 Friendship expanded to the Grafton/Park River area. In 2014, Friendship became CHI Friendship, to reflect unity with its parent health care organization, Catholic Health Initiatives. One final shift would take place to bring Friendship to its current position. In 2019, Catholic Health Initiatives merged with fellow faith-based organization, Dignity Health, to form CommonSpirit Health, the nation's largest faith-based health care entity. CHI Friendship continues to build on this legacy of reverent support to people, being guided by the example set in Scripture. Friendship strives to see people supported live and work side-by-side with people without disabilities, contributing as equal members of these communities. Today, CHI Friendship serves 275 people supported and employs approximately 400 dedicated workers. CHI Friendship is an industry leader who pioneers the way with new ideas, embraces innovation, supports community-integrated employment, and advocates for all people to regain and maintain their legal rights.


This position in Fargo, ND supports people with disabilities in their homes. You will assist with activities, transportation, personal cares, meal prep and household duties.

Learning about the Person Supported

  • Attends initial and annual trainings on each specific program plan individualized to meet the needs of the people supported.

  • Learns about community involvement and interests specific to each person supported. Assists the people supported with volunteering to create healthier communities.

  • Knowledge on the person supported and assists them in achieving their dreams and goals.

Essential Duties

  • Provides active supports in all aspects of daily lives assisting with community events, cooking, cleaning, personal cares, shopping and other duties as assigned.

  • Provide transportation with a reliable vehicle.

  • Provides education & supports on finances, budgeting.

  • Ensures that each person supported receives education on rights and responsibilities.

  • Assists and supports people to be independent in their homes to the best of their ability.

  • Must be Med Certified within 60 days of employment.

  • Documents daily in the Therap system.

Pay & Benefits

  • Starting Pay is $16.50 with regular opportunities for merit increases.

  • Benefits available to all Part and Full-time positions scheduled at least 20 hours per week.

  • Pay Frequency is bi-weekly.


  • 18 years of age.

  • Current valid driver's license, access to a licensed vehicle and proof of motor vehicle liability insurance is required.

  • Able to type clearly and electronically document using the Therap System.

  • Must pass and complete a successful background screening, drug & health screening.

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