The difference in someone’s day could be you.

When caring is your calling.

Being a DSP is more than a job – for many of our team members, it’s a calling.
New Hope’s Direct Support Professionals are primary caregivers for hundreds of individuals with disabilities in Indiana, working closely with individuals and their families to help them live their most fulfilling lives.
Our compassionate and dedicated DSPs are the heart of our team, representing 73% of our staff. They don’t just support the physical needs of the individuals we serve – a DSP is a caregiver, a teacher, a chef, and, above all, a friend.

Personal care. Positive impact.

New Hope of Indiana is a leader in providing holistic services and resources to persons with disabilities and their families while advocating to advance the opportunities for those in need of support.

For more than 40 years, New Hope of Indiana has helped individuals with disabilities and their families live their most independent, fulfilling lives. Through advocacy and services, we’re making a positive impact in our communities every day.

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A day in the life of a DSP

  • Help the individuals they serve build social, behavioral, money management and housekeeping skills

  • Provide feedback on the strengths, skills and performance needs while documenting individual progress

  • Provide supervision and guidance during skill-building activities

  • Develop a rapport with the individuals they serve to help nurture safe and supportive relationships

  • DSPs work as a team with nurses, therapists, job coaches, and other professionals

  • DSPs work alongside the individuals they serve in many settings: in homes, in apartments, in group homes, and other locations within their community

" It's not just a job — it’s a mission. It’s a ministry to me."

Moses Ayotunde,

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"I like the closeness of working with the individuals, gaining their trust, and getting to know them. I enjoy going out into the community with them as well."

Gay Murray,
DSP of the Year 2022

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" Being a DSP is not just a job for me, it is a calling. It makes me happy and fulfilled being able to be part of an individual’s milestones, exposing them to new personal growth. "

Ifunanya Mbelu,

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The New Hope Difference.

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New Hope was named an IndyStar Top Workplace in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 for being a great place to work, serve and grow – and when you join our team, you’ll quickly see why!

Training On the Job Experience

Interested in growing a career in health and social services? New Hope DSPs get hands-on experience working directly with people with disabilities, as well as a comprehensive training program and opportunities for advancement within our organization.


With more than 100 work sites including 46 community-based (HCBS) waiver homes and 11 group homes across central Indiana, and a variety of shifts and schedules available, you’ll find flexibility working as a DSP.


New Hope’s Success Navigator program is designed to support our team members in achieving their goals – either personal or professional. We want to ensure our associates are living their best lives too!

Compensation and Benefits

New Hope DSPs receive a comprehensive compensation package including:

  • Competitive pay
  • Sunday shift differential
  • 6 paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Zero interest loan program deducted
  • Pre-tax dollars from paycheck
  • Referral bonus
  • Medical/Rx/Dental/Vision
  • 403b retirement plan with employer match
  • Competitive PTO accrual
  • 100% employer paid short-term/long-term disability
  • 100% employer paid basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Employee assistance program