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Direct Support - Daily Residential Specialist (Work 3 or 4 Days a Week)

Posted: 01/01/2022

This is working at EPI – connecting people, creating opportunities, and nurturing growth.

Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI) is a SIX-TIME recipient of the Employer of Choice designation. Employees nominate organizations in the Cedar Valley for this honor.

 

Join us! We have positions available for first-time and experienced Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who are looking to make a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities. We have full-time day positions with a 3 or 4 day work week schedule (that's roughly 12 - 16 days scheduled off a month!). Part-time positions and night positions also available.  

 

This position is eligible to participate in a retention bonus program with the opportunity to earn retention bonuses of $490.25 or $980.50.

 

Working for EPI has its benefits. Many benefits.

Full benefits are offered for full-time positions (30+ hours/week)

  • Advance your career through our career advancement program. As you complete each certification, you'll advance to a new position with a $1.00 per hour increase in pay.
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans (even pet insurance!)
  • Three and four day work-weeks (lots of work/life balance).  Other schedules also available, even weekend-only options.
  • Generous paid time off
  • 401(k)* employer match up to 6% (also available to part-time employees) and flex spending plan
  • Employee Assistance Program with access to free counseling, legal, financial and elder care consultation
  • Paid training
  • Immediate employee discounts (vehicle repair, gym memberships, and more!)

 

 As a Direct Support Professional, you will experience personal GROWTH opportunities through career advancement and CONNECT to a community that leads a greater PURPOSE in mentoring individuals with Intellectual and Mental Disabilities in supporting their personal success.

 

This is what you'll get to do. Real career. Real purpose.

  • Build life-long relationships with people
  • Help people connect to their community and their individual interests (e.g. attending concerts, going to the movies, playing sand volleyball, backyard cookouts, shopping, and more!)  
  • Work as a team to teach new life skills and identify unique, creative ways to support people in skills to gain greater independence (e.g. meal prep, laundry, cleaning, decorating)
  • Support persons in health and wellness goals (this could include walks outside, bike riding, hikes, learning about healthy eating and lifestyles, and more)
  • Encourage and assist self-advocacy (e.g. assisting someone to speak on his/her own behalf and developing relationships)
  • Continuously learn and grow

 

In this profession you get to do a little bit of everything. Take a look if you've ever considered teaching, healthcare, or customer service. There is variety every day.

 

Here's what we're looking for. What are you waiting for? Apply today!

  • Dependability. Attend work as scheduled. Complete responsibilities, tasks, and trainings within assigned timelines.
  • Integrity. Doing what's right. Trustworthy. Able to comply with all agency and regulatory standards. Maintain standards of confidentiality (HIPAA) and ethical practice.
  • Communication. Demonstrate effective communication skills both written and verbal. Able to document work as trained.
  • Computer Familiarity. Able to browse internet, use email and electronic health record system (training provided).
  • Committed to inclusion and building relationships. Respecting others.
  • Passion for serving others

 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or a GED
  • 18 years old or older
  • This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record, a reliable vehicle and the ability to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, the Sex Offender registry, and a criminal history check

Preferred but not required; own a cell phone with active plan to make and receive phone calls and text messages.

 

Details:

  • We have several shifts and schedules to meet your needs…these are general options but we have a lot of variety within these:
    • Shifts: 12-hour work shifts starting between 7am and 9am 
    • Schedules: 3 day work week is Sun/Mon/Tue and 4 day work week is Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat
    • 12-hour work shifts allow for full-time work and up to 16 days off per month!  You can have more than half the year off, but still work full time.
    • Other schedules also available
  • Pay Rate: $16.50 - $19.00 (awake), $9.50 (sleep)  Rate of pay depends upon experience

 

Click here to view a realistic job preview. 

 

Post job offer drug screen required. 

EPI is an equal opportunity employer.

Real Career!  Real Purpose!

 

*Must be 21 and older to participate in 401(k) program.

Type of Employment: Part-Time,Full-Time

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