Direct Support Professional (DSP)

St. Louis, MO
Full Time
Entry Level

We are currently hiring Direct Support Professionals for $18-21 per hour for locations in St. Louis City, North County and Jefferson County, with an abundance of overtime hours available.

Are you looking for a meaningful career that gives you the opportunity to make a positive impact on the everyday lives of children and young adults with mental disabilities?

Who are we?

We are a values-driven team of premier professionals who make a difference in the lives of children and young adults with mental disabilities. We have 20 sites around the St. Louis City, North County and St. Charles area, and over 200 staff members who are working diligently to assist and empower our clients 24/7. Many of our clients have challenging behaviors.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for team members who share our core values of kindness, accountability, urgency and integrity. You'd be a great fit if in a world where you can be anything, you choose to be kind. You also treat others honestly and ethically and you're in tune with your environment. You're known for your integrity and can be relied on to do the right thing.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Driver's license preferred but not required
  • Ability to pass a background check with NO FELONIES
  • No prior experience in the field required

Responsibilities

  • Provide direct supervision of children or young adults with mental disabilities at all times
  • Assisting the client with household chores, including food preparation and assuring a clean home and environment
  • Administration of daily medications and documentation of daily tasks and goals
  • Transport as appropriate for licensed drivers ( appointments and outings)
  • Communicate effectively and compassionately with patients, families and colleagues

Schedule: Flexible scheduling is offered

  • Day shifts (7A-7P) OR overnight shifts (7P-7A)
  • Employees work longer shifts, only 3-4 days per week

What You Get

  • Weekly pay via Direct Deposit
  • Abundance of overtime opportunities
  • 401K Retirement Plan with a dollar-for-dollar company match up to 5%
  • Affordable health insurance (approximately $75 per pay period) with a company match of 50%. Vision, dental insurance also available
  • Life Insurance covered 100% by the company
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Program) - for confidential counseling and assessments
  • To be part of a committed values-driven team of people who bring their head and heart to work with them everyday
  • Lasting bonds formed with the residents you care for every day
  • To make a difference in the lives of those children and young adults in our care - to be part of a force that shows them that THEY MATTER and that they deserve and can experience happiness

OUR VALUES:

When you join Equilibrium, you are joining a values-driven organization. These values lay the foundation for what we care about most, where we focus our efforts and what we reward. These values provide a common purpose that all employees should understand, work towards, live by, and demonstrate.

We look for our new recruits to share these values.

KINDNESS: In a world where we can be anything, we choose to be kind.

ACCOUNTABILITY: We take responsibility for honest and ethical behavior towards others.

INTEGRITY: Our ‘Integrity’ is defined by acting on our values. It's essential in the work we do to have a moral compass and a clear purpose in the workplace so that we are driven to do the right thing.

URGENCY: We value the ability to be flexible and to react both quickly and positively to changes in our environment.

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