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Direct Support - Intermittent Specialist

Company: Exceptional Persons Inc
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

This is working at EPI - connecting people, creating opportunities, and nurturing growth.Exceptional Persons, Inc. (EPI) is a FIVE-TIME recipient of the Employer of Choice designation. Employees nominate organizations in the Cedar Valley for this honor.

Join us! We have full-time and part-time opportunities 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, part-time and PRN (as needed) opportunities on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift, even weekend-only options. 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.
    • Build life-long relationships with people
    • Help people connect to their community and their individual interests (e.g. attending concerts, going to the movies, playing sand volleyball, backyard cookouts, shopping, and more!)
    • Work as a team to identify unique, creative ways to support people in skills to gain greater independence (e.g. meal prep, laundry, cleaning, decorating)
    • Support persons in health and wellness goals (this could include walks outside, bike riding, hikes, learning about healthy eating and lifestyles, and more)
    • Encourage and assist self-advocacy (e.g. assisting someone to speak on his/her own behalf and developing relationships)
    • Continuously learn and grow
      As a DSP - Intermittent Specialist you will experience personal GROWTH opportunities through career advancement and CONNECT to a community that leads a greater PURPOSE in mentoring individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in supporting their personal success.
      Here's what we're looking for. What are you waiting for? Apply today!
      • Attend work as scheduled. Complete responsibilities, tasks, and trainings within assigned timelines.
      • Doing what's right. Trustworthy. Able to comply with all agency and regulatory standards. Maintain standards of confidentiality (HIPAA) and ethical practice.
      • 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.
        Qualifications:
        • High school diploma or a GED
        • Six months of continuous employment preferred
        • 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
        • Preferred but not required; own a cell phone with active plan to make and receive phone calls and text messages.
          Details:
          • Shift Availabilities:
            • Part Time - 1st Shift
            • Full Time - 1st Shift
            • Wages: $13.40-$14.65 Wages are dependent upon experience
              Click here to view a realistic job preview.
              Post job offer drug screen required.EPI is an equal opportunity employer.Real Career! Real Purpose!
              • Must be 21 and older to participate in 401(k) program.

Keywords: Exceptional Persons Inc, Waterloo , Direct Support - Intermittent Specialist, Other , Waterloo, Iowa

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