Employment Opportunities

Direct Support Professional (DSP)- currently hiring for full time, part time, and overnights 

Direct Support Professionals assist people with developmental disabilities with maintaining an independent lifestyle. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with personal care, bathing, mealtime, positioning, lifting, assisting with housekeeping and cooking, shopping, social activities, employment activities, and involvement in the community.

Overnight DSPs ensure safety of people with developmental disabilities during sleeping hours. Some duties are: light housekeeping, cooking and getting people ready for the day.

  •  $13.00 hourly
  • $14.00 hourly for overnight positions
  • Click link to see  DSP positions available
  • Benefit package for Full Time and Part Time positions  
  • 3, 4 or 5 day work weeks
  • Set schedules 
  • Paid on the job training
  • Casual dress
  • Fun work environment
  • Make a difference in peoples’ lives

Full Time Employment Specialist - Assist people with finding competitive employment with local and rural area businesses and developing marketable employment skills.  Provide instruction in job readiness and job seeking skills.  Perform task analyses of specific jobs to identify required skills/abilities. Provide job coaching and on-the-job training. Provide or assist in transportation arrangements for people who need them. Assist with maintaining a cooperative relationship with area DRS counselors, job service, local and area schools, and other organizations to facilitate the procurement of employment opportunities.  Assist with the marketing plan to promote Career Connections services including conducting informational presentations for local and area groups, organizations, and professionals and establishing new employer contacts.

Bachelor’s degree in human services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Experience with vocational training and/or placement is preferred.Ability to communicate effectively with business persons, professionals, other staff, and people served. Travel required out of town to provide all necessary services. Must attend necessary trainings and become a CESP (Certified Employment Support Professional) within one year of employment.  Must be aware of and/or learn the various services available within the community, as well as state and federal resources. 

Typical hours for this position are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm but may vary depending on the employment needs of the people being supported. To apply submit an online application with a resume attached. 

To protect the interests of the people we serve, all job offers are conditional pending acceptable results of a criminal background check, a substance abuse screening, a tuberculin screening, and a motor vehicle record check. 

All applicants must be 18 years old, have a valid drivers license, and have a High School Diploma or GED. 

APPLY NOW: http://www.lifequestsd.com/joinourteam/onlineapplication/

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