PPEP, Inc.

TUCSON Direct Support Professional Driver/Non Driver (Fulltime/Part-time/On-call)



This position will be supervised to receive the established training, one-on-one training, successfully complete training assessments that will review visual, verbal and written competencies.  After successful completion of all competency assessments, will be promoted to the DSP driver/non driver position. 

Below are the duties and responsibilities that a Trainee must learn about and successfully show competency in performance.

Provides a variety of direct care and support services to a selected group of adult individuals with developmental disabilities.

Driver- MVR reviewed and qualified as approved driver.

Non-Driver – Voluntary selection by incumbent to be a Non Driver/Waiver,  or after review of MVR – not cleared to be a driver. 


Teach, assist with and provide basic living skills that include personal hygiene, food preparation, attending to resident needs, administer medications and transportation to individuals to residents.

Participate in ISP meetings and other meetings relating to the quality of direct care provided to the residents.

Maintains positive interactions and communications with support coordinators, parents, guardians, community members, and other professionals.

Support daily routines in home-like environments and participate in the creation of recreational plans/activities, community interactions and ongoing independent living skill development.

Observe, document observations, progress, special incidents, and comply with documentation and records requirements.

Review each resident’s records to insure compliance with required care and to remain informed of any further prescriptions provided.

Communicate in an effective manner with other direct care staff, medical professionals, and program managers regarding services provided and the needs of the residents.

Coordinate and implement activities and evaluations.

Insure that living environment is kept clean and that resident personal belongings are maintained, cleaned and respected. 

Maintain a proactive approach to the upkeep, safety and maintenance needs of the living environments all in the best interest and safety of residents and staff.  Report maintenance requirements as needed.

Prepare/assist with food preparations as directed by weekly/daily menu and resident needs.  Prepare special meals as required by residents

Perform sleepover duties as required.

Successfully complete all training requirements established by DDD and PPEP and remain in compliance with certifications required (CPR/1st Aid, Fingerprint Clearance, annual policies/procedures) and other annual training requirements

Other responsibilities as assigned.


High School diploma, or G.E.D, in addition,  any combination of academic education, professional training or work experience, which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

Valid Arizona driver’s license and MVR clearance to gain agency approval and must be able to drive.

Must be 18 years if age or older.

Must be 21 years of age or older to transport clients.

Must possess and maintain a Level I Fingerprint Card and Background Clearance.

  • If not, must be eligible to apply and receive Level I AZ DPS Fingerprint Card and pass Background Clearance.

Must possess and maintain CPR, First Aid, and Article 9.

                If not, must receive CPR, First Aid and Article 9 training within first 30 days of employment.

Must successfully complete QMAT training and pass/perform all Medication Administration duties, Prevention and Supports certification.

Will be required to possess and maintain all on-going training requirements.

Must be able to read, write and speak English language as required for this position and service to clients.



If 21 years or older - must have the ability to drive/operate an agency transport vehicle and have completed Driver’s Training as required to be a designated driver.

Sound reasoning, problem solving and decision making skills

Ability to perform crisis intervention to prevent harmful behaviors.

Ability to perform First Aid/CPR once trained


One year of college studies involving nursing, sociology or psychology.

One year of prior work experience involving the direct care of IDD adults in a residential or day program setting

Bilingual (English/Spanish).


Must be able to stand or sit for long periods of time.

Must be able to see and hear in order to monitor clients.

Must be fully ambulatory and able to frequently lift, push and pull up to fifty (50) pounds.

Must be able to climb stairs and assist consumers in moving household items if necessary.


Must be able to remain calm and non-defensive with a supportive attitude during crisis or potential crisis.

Special Notes:  In-service training requirements.  Due to Department of Health Services and the Division of Behavioral Health requirements, some positions in this category are required to provide medical clearance.  Department of Labor regulation CFR Part 1910.1030 requires notification that this category may have a risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens.  Hepatitis B Vaccine will be provided.