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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Part-Time Direct Support Professional in Glenwood, Iowa

Part-Time Direct Support Professional

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Part-Time Direct Support Professional


$19.43 - $25.47 Hourly


Glenwood - 51534 - Mills County, IA

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411 Dept of Human Services - Glenwood Resource Center

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2/22/2023 11:59 PM Central

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Job Description

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Department of Human Services (DHS) merged on July 1, 2022 to form one agency, The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). We are seeking a Direct Support Professional to join the team at the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) in Glenwood, which offers a continuum of care to Iowans experiencing intellectual disabilities.

This is a part-time opportunity with a starting wage of $19.43/hr. Employees are eligible for a $1,500 retention payment for a commitment of 7 pay periods (14 weeks) and are eligible for renewal at the end of each 7 pay periods until the facility closes. Speak to the hiring manager for more information on eligibility.

The Direct Support Professional will perform basic para-professional nursing or therapeutic work in the care and treatment of residents who are elderly, intellectually disabled and/or mentally ill. The incumbent must have the ability to provide the necessary monitoring, assistance, supervision, and activities to meet the residents’ daily living needs.

Duties will include:

• Providing health and personal care to residents

• Intervening and redirecting behaviors using approved GRC techniques

• Maintaining a safe and clean environment

• Providing active treatment by following the residents’ daily schedules

• Interacting with residents with sensitivity, dignity and respect

• Accurately following all prescribed therapeutic treatment plans

Further expectations include:

• Communicating pertinent information and maintaining a positive working relationship with co-workers

• Participating in staff meetings to discuss residents, policies and procedural changes

• Documenting entries in the residents’ electronic record daily

• Following the supervisory chain of command with job related matters

Additionally, staff will complete in-service, classroom, online and recertification courses to become knowledgeable of all policies, procedures, manuals, work expectations and the Iowa DHS Employee Handbook.

Located in southwest Iowa, GRC provides residential services for individuals who have struggled to be successful in the community, provides in home support for those who transition to the community and assists community-based providers by providing assessments, training, and other technical support. The goal of all GRC services is to help individuals be successful in their communities.

If you enjoy working as part of their interdisciplinary team, helping to develop person-centered Individual Support Plans, while helping individuals stabilize and return to his or her community of preference then this is a great opportunity for you.

Please note: Under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS’s) new vaccine mandate for healthcare workers (published on November 5, 2021 and affirmed by the United States Supreme Court on January 13, 2022), all potential employees of this facility must have received, at a minimum, the first dose of a primary series or a single dose vaccine OR have an approved religious or medical exemption (as determined by the agency) OR have documentation reflecting a temporary delay in vaccination (as determined by the agency in accordance with CDC allowances), prior to the start date. Candidates shall coordinate with agency staff to ensure all requirements are met before the individual provides any care, treatment, or other services for the facility and/or its clients.

Glenwood Highlights

  • The City of Glenwood is home to 5,358 friendly people in the Loess Hills of southwest Iowa. A small rural community with strong ties to the Council Bluffs and Omaha metropolitan area, Glenwood is a dynamic and welcoming place to live and work.

  • The Loess Hills landform is an Iowa treasure that spans more than 1,080 square miles along the eastern edge of the Missouri River flood plain. This unique feature is up to 15 miles wide and 220 miles long. Bridging rural and metropolitan areas, the hills have something for everyone.

  • Home of the Mills County Historical Museum, seven historical buildings with the largest display of Prehistoric Native American Artifacts in the state of Iowa are located here. Nearby you can find the Hillsdale Lily Garden with 159 lily varieties on an acre of land surrounded by a walking path. Then stop at the Bodega Victorian winery or Keg Creek Brewing for a refreshing and relaxing locally made beverage.

  • Glenwood is just 25 minutes from Omaha, and 2 hours and 10 minutes from Des Moines. Check out these10 Reasons to Move to Iowa ( .

The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer

HHS values those with “lived experience” and encourages foster youth, foster parents, and/or parents who were in the DHS system to apply. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply (Hearing and Speech Impaired – Relay Iowa 1-800-735-2942 TDD).

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

No specific education or experience is required.

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411 Dept of Human Services - Glenwood Resource Center


711 S Vine StGlenwood, Iowa, 51534



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