Direct Support - Intermittent Specialist

Posted: 08/01/2023

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

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


Join us! We have part-time opportunities available for people looking to make a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities.


This is a Retention Bonus Eligible Position!*


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!)
  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, and personal time offered)
  • 401(k)** employer match up to 6% (also available to part-time employees) and flex spending plan
  • Free telemedicine and virtual counseling
  • Flexible schedules (We offer full-time and part-time opportunities)
  • Paid training
  • Immediate employee discounts (vehicle repair, gym memberships, and more!)


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 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


As a DSP - Intermittent Specialist you will experience personal GROWTH opportunities through career advancement and CONNECT to a community that leads a greater PURPOSE in mentoring individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in supporting their personal success.


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

  • Attend work as scheduled. Complete responsibilities, tasks, and trainings within assigned timelines.
  • Doing what's right. Trustworthy. Able to comply with all agency and regulatory standards. Maintain standards of confidentiality (HIPAA) and ethical practice.
  • 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.



  • High school diploma or a GED
  • Six months of continuous employment preferred.
  • 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.




  • Shift Availabilities:
    • Part Time(10-19hrs/week) - Days or evenings and Weekends
  • Wages: $14.07 - $15.32 Wages are dependent 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!


*$490.25 or $980.50 Retention Bonus eligible after training period. 

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

Type of Employment: Part-Time

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