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Verified Pay $16.05 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Waite Park, Minnesota

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Job Description

Job Description

Are you looking for a career where you can apply your talents in ways that matter or a career where your passion becomes your purpose? Apply with WACOSA!

Direct Support Professionals work directly with people with disabilities to help them learn the skills necessary to work and live in their community.

WACOSA offers:

  • No Weekends
  • No Holidays
  • Great Full-Time Benefits
  • Rapid Accrual of Paid Time Off
  • Consistent Schedule
  • Supportive Team Environment
  • Person-Centered Team Approach

We are hiring Part-Time and Full-Time Direct Support Professional! This position would be Monday thru Friday. Interested in this employment opportunity? Visit our website for more information. Make a difference and apply today!

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop skills of clients so they can live and work in the community at their greatest potential
  • Use continuous training concepts to increase client's ability to be successful in a variety of social and employment settings
  • Conduct appropriate, creative, stimulating and varied curriculum activities, providing clients with functional training outcomes
  • Collect and enter data per company and licensing requirements
  • Provide transportation for adults with disabilities through use of a company vehicle (to client homes and contracts)
  • Provide interaction with clients and mentoring that results in increased: Independence in all areas of their day, Healthy social interactions, Self-regulated behaviors, Opportunities to use skills in decision making, Work opportunities and productivity, and Opportunities for client Self Advocacy
  • Continuous use of person-center principles

Qualifications and Skills

  • Must have HS diploma or equivalent
  • People skills, patience, organization, and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to obtain and maintain valid CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration certifications.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older, possess a valid MN Driver’s License and insurable driving record; driving is required for this position.
  • Ability to pass an employment history, Health Card Physical, Motor Vehicle Check, Criminal Background Check, and Drug Screen (post offer).
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and assist with adult lifts and transfers.
  • Experience working with disabled to special needs groups preferred.

*WACOSA is an EEO/AA Employer*

Salary: From $16.05 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends
  • On call available