About Working at Southwinds

Southwinds’ direct care staff provide support to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their homes. Some of these individuals require a minimal amount of support such as assistance with household chores, getting ready for work, running errands, or going out in the community. Others require a more advanced degree of assistance with day-to-day tasks such as bathing, eating and getting dressed.

As a direct support professional, you will be responsible for providing care in the house to whichever individuals you are working with on a daily basis. Upon hire, you will be fully trained by our management team to prepare you to meet the needs of whichever home(s) you will be assigned. Through our orientation program and on-site training as well as annual training courses covering a variety of topics, our direct support professionals are prepared to help the individuals who call Southwinds home live healthier, happier lives.


  • Low Cost Health Insurance (includes health, dental, vision and long-term disability)
  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holiday Time
  • Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Credit Union
  • Double Time for Holidays
  • Annual Merit as allowed by budget
  • Opportunities for Bonus as allowed by budget
  • Annual Staff Recreation Activities
  • Comprehensive Orientation/Training Program
  • Attractive and Comfortable Work Situation
  • Meals Provided during work hours
  • Years of Service Awards
  • CNA training program available to our employees at no cost
  • Full-time, Full Benefits
    • Monday – Friday 3:00p – 11:00p.
  • Full-Time OvernightFull Benefits
    • Sunday – Wednesday 10:30p – 8:30a or 11:00p – 9:00a.
  • Part-Time Overnight, 3/4 benefits
    • Thursday 11:00p – 8:30a
    • Friday 11:00p – 11:00a
    • Saturday 11:00p – 11:00a
  • Weekend Days
    • Saturday 10:00a – 10:00p
    • Sunday 10:00a – 10:30p
  • Staff A  Full Benefits
    • Sunday 11:00a – 11:00p
    • Monday 1:30p – 11:00p
    • Tuesday 1:30p – 11:00p
    • Wednesday 2:00p – 11:00p
  • Staff B  Full Benefits
    • Wednesday 1:30p – 10:30p
    • Thursday 1:30p – 11:00p
    • Friday 1:30p – 11:00p
    • Saturday 11:00a – 11:00p

*Times and Days may vary depending on the needs of the site.

**In addition to the above positions, we also have one-on-one positions with individuals who require additional support.

Contact our HR Department at 412-446-1080 or email loril@southwindsinc.org for more information.


NOTE: Employment opportunities are only available in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area