Staff Development Assistant

Posted: 10/26/2022

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 a full-time opportunity on 1st shift available for people looking to make a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities. 


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
  • Employee Assistance Program with access to free counseling, legal, financial and elder care consultation
  • Flexible schedules (We offer full-time and part-time opportunities on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift. See details below.)
  • Paid training
  • Immediate employee discounts (vehicle repair, gym memberships, and more!)


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

  • Proactively maintain a working knowledge of EPI Policies and Procedures, with emphasis on those related to Community Services.
  • Provide in-person/in-time training and coaching for assigned staff specific to the enhancement of skills, expertise and monitor for compliance and competency.
  • Conduct on-site and in classroom training regarding but not limited to: community service procedures, computer systems, and essential functions of DSP and similar positions.
  • Effectively and proactively communicate with direct supervisors and Director as necessary regarding concerns of staff’s performance in a positive manner.
  • Observe new and veteran staff onsite to coach on process-based functions including but not limited to; documentation, training requirements, person served financials, med management, etc.
  • Onsite one-on-one support and observation of medication passes.
  • Train assigned staff on the following which includes but is not limited to: Documentation, Medication Procedures, EPI policies and procedures, best practices and current trending information in conjunction with community services department expectations.
  • Provide individualized trainings as needed and or requested.
  • Identify necessary accommodations to meet staff training needs, including but not limited to offering evening and weekend classes.
  • Facilitate the systems portion of the orientation training using adult learning techniques.
  • Perform some administrative functions in EPI Learning Management Systems including, but not limited to, completing external trainings when provided documentation of completion, enrolling or unenrolling staff/learners from trainings as assigned, and monitoring training completion compliance of EPI learners.
  • Maintain standards of confidentiality (HIPAA) and ethical practice


As a Staff Development Assistant, you will experience personal GROWTH opportunities through career advancement and CONNECT to a community that leads a greater PURPOSE in mentoring individuals in supporting their personal success.


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.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Human Services, Human Resources, related field OR equivalent experience.
  • One (1) year preferred experience as a Direct Service Professional, Job Coach or Integration Specialist and two (2) years of experience in mentoring/ staff development or adult learning strategies. Equivalency may be established through a combination of related work experience and education equivalent to six (6) years.
  • 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




  • Shift Availabilities:
    • 36-40 hours a week.
    • Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm.
    • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends, evenings, overnights, and holidays.



Post job offer drug screen required. 

EPI is an equal opportunity employer.

Real Career!  Real Purpose!

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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