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Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Lake City, IA

Job description

$2000 Sign On Bonus for Part-Time, Full-Time, and Weekend Warrior Positions!
Earn Shift Differential & Weekend Bonus Pay! **terms & conditions apply

Current Available Shifts

  • 7:00am-3:00pm, 32 or 40 hours per week (includes full-time benefits)
  • 3:00pm-11:00pm, 32 or 40 hours per week (includes full-time benefits)
  • 11:00pm-9:00am, 4 days per week, 40 hours per week (includes full-time benefits)
  • PRN, flexible, choose your own hours! A great option to earn additional income; or if you want the flexibility to work part-time to full-time hours that fit in to your personal schedule

No experience needed! If you have a positive attitude and want to help make a difference in the lives of others, we will train you!

Benefits: We offer competitive salary & an excellent benefits package!
Affordable Health Insurance, Flexible Savings Account, Health Savings Account, Dental, Vision, Free Life, 6 Paid Holidays with an Additional Floating Holiday, Generous Paid Personal and Sick Leave, Paid Maternity/Adoption Leave, Education Reimbursement, & 401(K) with an employer match.

Job Summary: These positions provide training and active treatment for clients, maintain a safe, secure and normalizing environment, provide routine care, and maintain a clean and orderly environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide active treatment through involvement of clients in structured and leisure activities.
  • Encourage participation in activities of daily living to the full extent of the client’s capabilities.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary teams as assigned.
  • Implement and document individual program plan as directed by the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT).
  • Inform Senior Counselors promptly of all changes in client’s status, behavior and/or response to programming.
  • Implement health care as directed by Health Services.
  • Maintain safety of clients through established safety procedures.
  • Administer emergency first aid.
  • Provide therapies according to departmental guidelines.
  • Assist with bathing, dressing, tooth brushing, toileting, and other personal hygiene routines according to the client’s level of independence.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, homelike environment by following established cleaning schedules.
  • Serve as an advocate for client rights.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent. High school student pursuing a diploma or GED will be considered.
  • Must have a sincere respect for and desire to work with persons with disabilities.

**Opportunity Living must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate, which requires all employees who work with or near clients to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will be asked to provide your COVID-19 vaccination status upon consideration for employment or you may apply for a medical or religious exemption at that time.**

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $13.00 – $18.50 per hour


Status: Full Time

Category: Medical/Health

Occuaption: General/Other: Medical/Health

Industries: Healthcare Services, Personal and Household Services