Earn More Than a Paycheck at the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh

Join our team! Voted one of Pittsburgh’s “Top Places to Work” by the Post-Gazette in, Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh provides a caring, mission-focused work environment.

Become a Direct Support Professional at the Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh

Working alongside people with intellectual disabilities is more than a job. It’s a life-changer! With flexible hours and no experience necessary, it’s great for students, retirees, and newcomers to our region.

Starting rates at $12.50 for hirees with a high school diploma, G.E.D., or Associate’s degree; $13.50 for hirees with a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Benefits include: Healthcare (95% employer paid), dental & vision (100% employer paid for family), paid time off (starting at 20 days), short-term and long-term disability, $25,000 life insurance policy, retirement plan, & tuition reimbursement program.

As a Direct Support Professional, you will learn to:

  • Enter into respectful and meaningful relationships with people with intellectual disabilities
  • Do menu planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation (including special diets)
  • Administer medication
  • Assist with medical appointments and personal hygiene
  • Help develop, carry out, and document goals and implement Individual Support Plans
  • Work as a team member, follow directions, and attend staff meetings as required
  • Participate in community celebrations such as birthday parties and holidays
  • Maintain compliance with all State and County mandated regulations
  • Plan and provide residents with opportunities for socialization and recreation both at home and in the community
  • Assist residents with money management, and follow strict policies on safeguarding client and agency funds
  • Support the values of the Emmaus Community


  • College students and graduates encouraged (minimum requirement of HS diploma or GED)
  • Driver’s License
  • Act 33/34 clearances & FBI clearance
  • Physical with Mantoux prior to date of hire
  • Experience is helpful, but not required; training is provided

Equal opportunity: Our services and employment are provided in a nondiscriminatory manner, without regard to race, sex, color, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, religious creed,
disability and age.

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Flexible Hours

Overnight, day and weekend shifts available.

Convenient Locations

South Side, Brookline, Dormont, Mt. Lebanon, ScottTownship, Bethel Park, Castle Shannon, ReserveTownship, greater Pittsburgh area

No Experience Needed

Experience is helpful, but not required; all training is provided by fellow team members.

Ready to Apply?

Contact Jennifer Pavlisko @
412-381-0277, ext.210.

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College students, bring that enthusiasm and passion to work with you at Emmaus. Local professionals, use your experience to improve the community for those with disabilities. We’ll make great use of your abilities!

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2821 Sarah St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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F: 412-431-8653
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