Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Floater / Responder

Lakewood, CA

Rate of Pay:

DSP Floater - $21.00 per hour 

DSP Responder - $25.00 per hour (actively responding to emergencies)  

Schedule: Varying hours, including weekends and holidays. Must be available to travel and have the flexibility to deploy for up to two weeks at a time. 

Momentum is a leading provider of support services for individuals with disabilities across Southern California. With over 40 programs and service sites, we are dedicated to enhancing the lives of those we serve. We are currently seeking a highly motivated Direct Support Professional - Floater / Responder to join our team. This unique position involves providing support within our residential, adult day, and Refresh programs, as well as responding to emergency crises when needed.  CNAs and Med-Techs are encouraged to apply!

Momentum Refresh Program:

First mobile resource in the USA providing dignity, full inclusion, and accessibility with quality restrooms in the community. While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was a monumental moment for humanity, tools to help people have evolved.

One in 4 adults has a disability that affects mobility. For the more than 8.4 million people who require assistance with personal care, an ADA-compliant restroom is insufficient.  Momentum Refresh is the answer to these shortcomings because it can go anywhere people want to be. Together, we need to transform accessibility through inclusion, access, and opportunity.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation/Sick/Bereavement leave
  • Credit Union Benefits and Discounts
  • $750.00 Referral Bonus Program
  • Retirement Plan (403B)
  • Employer-Sponsored Life Insurance

DSP Floater / Responder  Responsibilities:

  • Flexible Support: Be ready to adapt and assist in different roles and settings as needed within Momentum's Refresh Program. This includes residential homes, day programs, and community outings.
  • First Responder: Act as the first point of contact to address and resolve any urgent situations, including behavioral issues, medical emergencies, or unexpected challenges that may arise.
  • Individualized Support: Provide personalized care and support to clients based on their unique needs, assisting with activities of daily living, personal care, and behavioral interventions.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate records and documentation of client progress, incidents, and interactions according to established procedures and protocols.
  • Community Integration: Encourage and support clients in participating in community activities, fostering social connections, and promoting inclusion.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively with clients, their families, and the broader support team to ensure a holistic approach to care.
  • Safety and Training: Follow safety protocols, participate in ongoing training and development, and implement best practices to ensure the safety and well-being of clients.
  • Supportive Environment: Foster a positive, inclusive, and empowering environment that promotes clients' independence and self-advocacy.

 DSP Floater / Responder Qualifications:

  • Willingness to travel for up to two weeks
  • Team player attitude and a strong commitment to helping others
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Valid and current proof of legal right to drive in California (required)      
  • Reliable means of transportation (required)
  • Clean driving record with DMV driver's record printout (required)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent (required)
  • Experience working with developmentally disabled individuals (highly preferred)
  • Successful completion of all post-offer, pre-employment screening requirements, including background check, drug screening, health screening, TB screening, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to perform physical tasks, including running, pushing, pulling, bending, squatting, kneeling, and lifting up to fifty (50) pounds

 Momentum is an equal opportunity employer and complies with equal opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates. Momentum also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with California Law and, if applicable, the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.

JOB CODE: 3030-3116