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Direct Support Professional - Developmental Training

Company: Marcfirst
Location: Normal
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Marcfirsts mission is to connect families and people with developmental disabilities to their community through a lifetime of meaningful supports. Marcfirst provides a continuum of services and supports for families, children and adults throughout their lifetime including residential, vocational development, employment, high school transition and therapeutic supports for children. Marcfirst envisions a community that encourages and accepts all people.

Marcfirst is seeking a Direct Support Professional (DSP) to work in our Developmental Training program. Marcfirst's Developmental Training (DT) program allows for adults with developmental disabilities to gain practical life skills while enjoying fun activities and socializing. While this program largely takes place at Marcfirst's office, there are also plenty of outings that occur on a regular basis. DSPs provide a variety of services to adults with developmental disabilities. These services are meant to increase independence and overall life fulfillment.

This position is first shift, 7am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.

Pay:                $12.20/hour
Job Type:       Full Time (40 hours/week)


  • Building relationships and encouraging community participation
  • Personal care assisting with eating, bathing, changing, and toileting
  • Fostering skill-building and working towards residents individual goals
  • Other household tasks cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and meal planning
  • Transporting residents to appointments, recreational events, and other outings


  • Desire to make a difference in lives with people with developmental disabilities
  • Preferred relevant work or volunteer experiences
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Availability based on the needs of people supported, which could include days, evenings and/or weekends
  • Must possess valid drivers license
  • Must be able to successfully pass criminal, DCFS, safe driving background check, TB test and drug screen

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  Must occasionally be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and distance vision.

Here are some of the benefits we will offer you:

  • Supportive and positive work environment
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Flexible schedule options
  • Comprehensive benefit plans
  • Paid time off including vacation, personal time, and holidays

EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

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