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Employment Opportunities

Direct Support Professional (DSP)- currently hiring Residential DSPs 

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.

  • $17.00 hourly
  • $18.00 hourly for overnight positions
  • $3.00 weekend shift differential 
  • 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
  • Click link to see a DSP job description  

Employment Specialist

Assist people with finding competitive employment with local and rural area businesses and developing marketable employment skills. Coordinate the intake of applications Vocational Rehabilitation and the school systems, and obtain necessary release of information, authorizations and verify service funding for adults and transition students. 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. Conduct worker evaluations and assessments on the job. 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 employment opportunities.  Assist with the implementation of 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.

Ability to communicate effectively with business persons, professionals, other staff, and people served. Travel maybe required out of town to provide all necessary services. Must attend necessary trainings and become a CESP (Certified Employment Support Professional) after 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.  Lifting requirements may exceed 50 pounds during emergency situations, medical emergency situations, and/or during use of behavior intervention.  Other physical activities may also include bending, twisting, climbing stairs, pushing, walking, carrying supplies, cleaning, stocking, and doing laundry.  

Associate’s degree in human services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired.  Experience with vocational training and/or placement is preferred. Hours for this are position vary, depending on the employment needs of the people primarily being supported.

To apply complete the online application including uploading a cover letter and resume at www.lifequestsd.com 

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

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

Benefit Summary:BENEFIT.doc