Western Washington

Seattle Office
6505 218th St. SW, Suite 9
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

  (206) 365-0809    

Eastern Washington

Spokane Office
5709 W Sunset Hwy, Suite 100
Spokane, WA 99224

   (509) 328-2740 


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This is not an easy job. It's a great career.

We offer paid training and we want you to succeed!

If you are looking for an opportunity that will make a difference in the lives of others and eager to join an organization with a huge heart, ample personality, and an exciting work culture, SL Start just might be the ideal fit for you!

The Direct Support Professional will assist and support individuals with developmental disabilities. As a Direct Support Professional, you would have an opportunity to enrich the life of the person you are working with. This happens through communication, daily living, hygiene skills, behavioral intervention and social activities out in the community to enjoy life. The focus is on maintaining a clean, safe, stimulating living environment, providing transportation and supporting individuals to become active members of their communities.

  • Full-time, Part-Time, On-Call

  • Work Locations throughout Seattle and Spokane Metro

  • Homes located in Bothell, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Renton, Shoreline, Spokane, Spokane Valley

  • Weekend Availability Highly Desired



  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED

  • Must have one year or 2080 hours experience working directly with kids under the age of 18 years old (paid or volunteer/yes babysitting counts towards this).  Note: Two years of social services education may be substituted for the required experience.

  • Ability to lift and maneuver up to 50 pounds of unbalanced weight

  • Willingness to work a flexible, non-traditional schedule


Job Duties:

  • Assist persons in learning basic living skills, adapting to the community environment and establishing supportive relationships within the community

  • Assist persons in areas of personal care, home management, meal planning, shopping and health maintenance

  • Provide Positive Behavioral Support in employment and community involvement

  • Interact with parents, case managers and the public in a positive, professional manner

  • Transport and meet persons supported at various community locations

  • Maintain Individual Plans and satisfy all reporting requirements

  • Promote and practice teamwork through respectful interactions with other staff


Benefits offered to you as an employee:

  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Long- and short-term disability

  • Supplemental Insurance products

  • 401(k) plan

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Paid time off (PTO)

  • Pet Insurance