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Direct Support Professional – St. Louis, Mo

Location: St. Louis, MO
Category: Supported Living


Provides support and assistance to people served who have developmental disabilities. Assists people served in expanding their opportunities to participate in community life as they choose. Assists individuals in learning and maintaining skills and having new life experiences. Provides training to persons served in all identified areas and function as part of the interdisciplinary team. Must be willing to flex schedule according to the needs of the individual(s) served.


  1. Participate proactively as part of an interdisciplinary team in the development and implementation of each served person’s individual plan to achieve identified outcomes.
  2. Ensure the individual’s health and safety while pursuing community opportunities and at home (or for Day Program, in the classroom).
  3. Assist the individual served to acquire, retain or improve skills as identified in the person’s ISP.
  4. Assist the person served with daily living skills, including but not limited to personal care and household tasks (meal preparation, cleaning, laundry, etc.).
  5. Maintain a clean and orderly environment for person(s) served.
  6. Practice/participate in safety drills as scheduled.
  7. Assist the person served in accessing community resources, shopping, and recreational activities.
  8. Administer medications and follow physicians’ orders concerning medications and treatments. Assist the nurse in meeting the served individual’s healthcare needs.
  9. Monitor the general well-being of persons served and follow supervisor/nurse instructions, including all healthcare appointments.
  10. Communicate to nurse and supervisor health issues and concerns as they arise regarding individuals served.
  11. Provide communication to supervisor(s) regarding persons served, home, day program or work related needs (as applicable to each individual).
  12. Comply with and implement all protocols for individuals including, but not limited to: high risk plans, dining plans, seizure management plans, positioning schedules, etc. (as applicable to each individual).
  13. Follow food management policies and assist persons served in preparing nutritious meals according to their dining plan.
  14. Complete proper documentation relating to the served persons’ healthcare, including MARs, doctor visit forms, healthcare notes, etc.
  15. Complete all required programmatic documentation accurately and on time, including but not limited to daily documentation, injury/illness reports, ISP data sheets, notable occurrences, etc. as required by BHS, state, and federal regulations.
  16. Attend required trainings and meetings, (i.e. staff meetings, house meetings, etc.).
  17. Report any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation immediately to supervisor or department head. Report any suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation immediately to supervisor or department head.   Reasonable suspicion of a crime against an ICF/MR resident  must be reported to Indiana State Department of Health and Law Enforcment (Elder Justice Act).
  18. Communicate all reportable incidents to supervisor immediately.
  19. Provide receipts to supervisor for expenditures of person(s) served, use of petty cash, etc. as applicable.
  20. Maintain employment-required documentation (current auto insurance, driver’s license), certification (i.e., First Aid, CPR, Medication Administration, Mandt, etc.) and training (OSHA, Abuse & Neglect, etc.) as required to comply with federal, state and program requirements and standards.
  21. Comply with all standards to assure the health and safety of all staff and the persons we serve.
  22. Safely transport individuals served as required.
  23. Plan and participate directly in age-appropriate recreational, therapeutic and training activities of the persons served.
  24. Meet consumer service/billable time goals.
  25. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance
  2. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities preferred
  3. High School Diploma or equivalent
  4. Access to vehicle in good operating order
  5. Able to follow oral and written instructions and complete required written documentation
  6. Minimum eighteen (18) years of age

Benchmark Human Services is an EOE/AAP Employer. Veterans, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If interested apply online at

Sign-on bonus will be paid in installments.