Community Direct Support Professional in Saint Paul, MN at ResCare

Date Posted: 8/25/2018

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Job Description


Title: Community Direct Support Professional

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: Residential Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Community Direct Support Professional.

Are you passionate about helping others? Don’t miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you help people reach their highest level of independence! Apply today! ResCare. Where Care Meets Career.

Community Direct Support Professional Responsibilities

Working with a diverse population of people with mental health and/or physical disabilities.

Work with individuals in the community in their own apartments, Assisted Living Programs and own homes.

  • Majority of work hours are in the community working face-to-face with clients. 
  • Provide training, education and support in all daily living skill areas. 
  • Services are designed to help clients maintain or increase their independence. 
  • Locations include Mostly Ramsey County and a few in Hennepin, Dakota, and Washington Counties.


  • Full-time 
  • Work hours are varied depending on person’s served needs Monday-Friday 9a-5p, 8a-4p, 10a-6p
  • Work independently with clients in the community helping them with life changing experiences including but not limited to, housing, paperwork, budgeting, medical appointments, accessing community resources, shopping, cooking, problem solving, social networking, employment and the list goes on. 
  • You’ll work with other agencies ie housing managers county/state officials, land lords, resource agencies Rep-payees, guardians/conservators physicians, therapists assisted living programs and other service providers for the people we serve, just to name a few.  
  • No medication administration responsibilities
  • No personal care responsibilities

Specific Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • Minimum 1 year human services experience, preferably MI experience
  • Valid Driver’s license, reliable vehicle and current vehicle insurance
  • Strong communication/documentation skills and able to establish/maintain professional boundaries.
  • Self- motivated, excellent time management skills, strong public relation skills
  • Computer skills, you will be issued a laptop

Additional Information

Be an Everyday Hero in Someone's Life - Join ResCare Residential Services as an ILS Community Direct Support Professional. Work 1:1 with clients and receive paid training, peer support from team meetings, and mileage reimbursement ant .56/mile. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1) Establish and maintain professional boundaries; 2) Good communication skills; 3) Ability to learn and adapt to ever changing situations, procedures and policies; 4) A willingness to take responsibility, communicate, and learn from mistakes and actions; 5) Able to be accountable for your time and report your schedule on a daily basis, and to notify supervisor immediately if there are any changes; 6: Ability to work in challenging environments, i.e. person served apartments, with smokers, pets, hoarders, unclean apartments, and with those who may have hygiene issues; 7) Proficiency with computer skills including email and Microsoft Office. Full time starting wage is $16/hour.


In addition to meeting your passion for making a difference in people's lives and career advancement, opportunities you may also be offered:

  • Competitive pay based on experience
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Suite of voluntary insurance options
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holidays
  • Performance incentives
  • Company Discount Purchasing Program
    • Cell phone Service
    • Ford and Chrysler Automobiles
    • Furniture
    • Appliances
    • Staples discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Legal Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Don't miss this opportunity to find career success and fulfillment while you assist people to reach their highest level of independence. 

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.

1865 OLD HUDSON RD , SAINT PAUL, MN 55119-4308 USA