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Exceptional Persons Inc Direct Support Professional 2 (Brain Injury) in Waterloo, Iowa

Direct Support Professional 2 (Brain Injury)Community Services - Brain Injury Residential Daily · Waterloo, Iowa

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DepartmentCommunity Services - Brain Injury Residential Daily

Employment TypePT-Part-Time

Minimum ExperienceEntry-level

Compensation11.40 - 12.65 DOE

This is working at EPI – connecting people, creating opportunities, and nurturing growth. Real career. Real purpose.

This position qualifies for a $2.00 an hour increase in compensation for every hour worked during these difficult times. The increase will continue through May of 2021 or until specific criteria to the conditions are met.

Exceptional Persons, Inc. has part-time opportunities on 2nd shift available for people looking to make a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities. Our Direct Support Professionals (DSP) will live out our mission of connecting people, creating opportunities and nurturing growth.

As a DSP you will experience personal GROWTH opportunities through career advancement and CONNECT to a community that leads a greater PURPOSE in mentoring individuals with ID /MI / BI in supporting their personal success.


  • Maintain collaborative professional relationships with persons served and all team members (including guardians/family members), follow ethical standards of practice (e.g. HIPAA, informed choice/consent, etc.), and recognize personal limitations

  • Successfully complete all required or assigned training, continuing education, and certifications within assigned timelines

  • Efficiently complete responsibilities and assigned tasks in an unsupervised environment

  • Attend work as scheduled

  • Participate in assessment to determine needs, preferences, and capabilities of the person served

  • Assist person served with household management (e.g. meal prep, laundry, cleaning, decorating) and with transportation needs to maximize his/her skills, abilities and independence; assist person served as needed in planning for community activities and events (e.g. making reservations, staff needs, money, materials , accessibility)

  • Provide opportunities for person served to be self-advocate by increasing awareness of self-advocacy methods and techniques, encouraging and assisting the person served to speak on his/her own behalf and encourage and assist the person served as needed in facilitating friendships and peer interactions

  • Support person served in implementing health and medical treatment

  • Comply with all agency and regulatory standards regarding safety

  • Maintain standards of confidentiality (HIPAA) and ethical practice

To be successful you will have:

  • Become proficient in multiple software programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer, and electronic health record system.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills both written and verbal

  • Identified unique, creative ways to support people serviced in facilitating their goals

  • Committed to building a relationship with the people we serve to hold yourself accountable to supporting them in their success.


  • High school diploma or a GED.

  • Six months of continuous employment preferred

  • Be at least 18 years old or older.

  • This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record, and the ability to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, the Sex Offender registry, and a criminal history check.

Preferred but not required; own a cell phone with active plan to make and receive phone calls and text messages.


  • 2nd Shift - Part-time

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Post job offer drug screen required.

EPI is an equal opportunity employer.

Real Career! Real Purpose!