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Direct Support Professional Training

Launching careers in health care support

This training program is designed to assist qualified individuals who are interested in a career in health care as a direct support professional providing services to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Program information

This 4-week program generally runs Monday through Friday, 5 days per week. At the end of the program, Dorcas International assists students in finding a job earning up to $14 per hour. Please note, this course has a strict attendance requirement, and missing class is not allowed. 

Admission requirements

Please review the following admission requirements prior to applying.

  • English Language proficiency level: Intermediate or above
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Driver’s License

More information

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island strives to create a welcoming environment for all, working to empower the most vulnerable among us for the past 100 years. We meet our clients where they are by providing integrated, wraparound programs and services helping those seeking to overcome educational, cultural, economic, and language barriers.