New Job Direct Support Professional (Part-Time) In South Dakota

Direct Support Professional (Part-Time)
Direct Support Professional (Part-Time)

Direct Support Professional (Part-Time)

Company : South Dakota State Government
Salary : $19.16 - $22.54 an hour
Location : South Dakota

Full Description

Job ID: 23390
Agency: Department of Human Services - SD Developmental Center
Location: Redfield
Salary: $19.16 - $22.54 per hour, depending on experience
Pay Grade: GF
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

We are seeking a Direct Support Professional who will work with an interdisciplinary treatment team to carry out a variety of therapeutic disciplines to ensure that each person served at the South Dakota Development Center (SDDC) will develop to their fullest potential. This position will positively impact the lives of the persons served by carrying out individual training, behavior management, and therapy programs. The Direct Support Professional will enhance the well-being of the persons served while providing continual guidance regarding life, academic, and work skills to ensure appropriate social interaction.

Looking for a meaningful career with the flexibility to choose your schedule? Are you looking to be home with your family more or cut daycare costs? This opportunity could be for you! This is a 0.25 Part-Time position that works hours as needed including one four-hour weekend shift per month with the Department of Human Services (DHS) at the SDDC. The work schedule is as needed and very flexible. This position does not include benefits such as health and flexible benefits, nor is it SDRS eligible. Starting pay is $19.16 plus a $1.00 shift differential on Fridays and Mondays and a $2.00 shift differential for Saturdays and Sundays. Join the South Dakota State Government team where Family/Life balance is valued. Vacation and sick leave will be earned with this position at a ratio proportionate to the hours worked per week.

DHS values and serves South Dakota citizens; visit

Becoming a team member with the State of South Dakota means that you are offered: employer health insurance with a $0 premium option, dental, vision, with additional insurance options available, and excellent retirement benefits. We offer 6% matched retirement into the SD Retirement System (SDRS). Many other fringe benefits! You can view our benefits information at

Gain experience in and perform the following duties:

  • physical and emotional needs of people served.
  • make effective decisions in emergencies
  • lead the people in assigned tasks
  • provide academic guidance
  • follow established policies and procedures
  • carry out procedures of teaching or treatment plans with people served
  • accurately observe and report individuals’ behavior and other responses to treatment;
  • establish and maintain good working relationships with staff and persons served;
  • provide work direction to staff regarding methods to assist people with developmental disabilities as needed;
  • prepare routine reports.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • techniques used in conducting teaching plans for people with developmental disabilities;
  • facility routine;
  • basic social skills;
  • principles of basic human behavior;
  • safety procedures and practices;
  • basic health care;
  • protective health measures; and
  • physical and emotional needs of people served.

This position is eligible for Veterans’ Preference per ARSD 55:10:02:08.

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus eleven paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online:
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.
South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: [email protected]
"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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