Job Application - Boone County Family Resources

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Direct Support Specialist

Are you a creative problem solver with great attention to detail that enjoys working with people? 

Boone County Family Resources is looking for an experienced individual to fill the role of Direct Support Specialist in our residential program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our organization strongly believes that every individual deserves the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential. The right candidate will be passionate about helping the people we serve thrive in our community, connect with others, and achieve their personal goals.

The Direct Support Specialist is responsible for:

· Developing a rapport with residents and cultivating a safe and supportive relationship

· Providing supervision, training and guidance when needed

· Working with supervisions on implementation of individual care plans

· Assisting with daily living activities, including preparing meals and assisting with personal hygiene

· Communicating progress to individuals’ support team

Qualifications & Skills

· Bachelor’s degree required

· Experience providing direct care to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities preferred

· Valid driver’s license

· Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

· Compassionate about the care and well-being of others

· Ability to pass a background check and drug test

Job Type

·         Full Time

·      Day/Evening/Weekend Availability


·         Starting wage 12.50/hour with pay differentials for direct care and weekend shifts