Exceptional Persons Inc Direct Support Professional 4 (DSP4) in Waterloo, Iowa

Direct Support Professional 4 (DSP4)Community Services - Mental Illness Residential Daily – Waterloo (237), Iowa

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DepartmentCommunity Services - Mental Illness Residential Daily

Employment TypePT-Part-Time

Minimum ExperienceMid-level

Compensation13.05-14.30 DOE

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Shift: 2nd

Tier: <30

Supervisor: C. J.

Dept #: 237

Starting wage: 13.05-14.30 dependent upon related education and experience

Direct support professionals (DSPs) work directly with people with physical and/or mental disabilities with the aim of assisting the individual to become integrated into his/her community and live life as independently as possible. Become a Direct Support Professional (DSP) and support people in the activities they enjoy – like attending live music concerts, fishing, nature walks, shopping, movies, and more!

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  • High school diploma/GED + 2 years' related experience OR associate's degree in human services or related field OR junior/senior standing in bachelor's degree program in human services or related field

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Current Auto Insurance

  • Reliable vehicle to transport clients

  • Above average writing and computer skills

One year of continuous employment is preferred. Post job offer physical with drug screen required. All training is provided – no experience necessary.

Competitive starting wage and excellent benefits!

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  • Location

Waterloo (237), Iowa

  • Department

Community Services - Mental Illness Residential Daily

  • Employment Type

PT-Part-Time

  • Minimum Experience

Mid-level

  • Compensation

13.05-14.30 DOE