• Direct Support Professional (DSP) - Adult Day - $750 Hiring Bonus!

    Job Locations US-MN-Coon Rapids
    Posted Date 1 week ago(9/9/2019 11:18 AM)
    # of Openings
    Health/Human Services Workforce
    Hiring Manager
    Kelly Monicken
  • Overview

    The purpose of this Direct Support Professional position (DSP) is to work directly with people with disabilities in a community integrated setting so they can live a life filled with purpose. Rise’s Adult Day Programs (ADP) are designed to support adults, ages 18 through retirement, who have a disability and no longer wish to work. People in our program benefit from and enjoy participating in day activities, creating friendships, and developing new opportunities for personal growth. Our DSPs work to support individuals in our programs with customized support plans that are designed to meet their specific needs and interests. Examples of Adult Day Program activities include: art therapy, music therapy, cooking, YMCA classes and events, social activities (potlucks, etc), learning activities including reading and discussion groups, community activities and special events


    Rise is all about people and potential. We provide uniquely tailored and innovative programs, opening doors to success for the people we serve and our staff. We embrace a culture of learning and offer extensive training and career development opportunities.



    Rise offers competitive salaries, a fun, fast-paced work environment, and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives!



    • Direct support professionals assist people with personal cares and other activities of daily living including therapist-designed programs such as walking and range of motion exercises
    • Document Care Plan outcomes and objectives daily.
    • Dispense medication per physician orders. Maintain required medication documentation as required by state licensing.
    • Assist Activity Coordinators in set-up of activities and encourage people during groups/activities as needed.
    • Continually inspire personal growth in the people we support by working on personal goals and implementing person-centered practices.
    • Conducts oneself as a positive role model for people and other team members in terms of appearance, socialization and teamwork.
    • Position does include lifting and transferring adults to/from wheelchairs
    • Complete documentation as needed
    • Provide daily transportation of persons supported in Rise vans and buses
    • Input information into Care Director database.

    Qualifications & Benefits


    • Experience, competence and sensitivity in working with people with brain injuries and physical disabilities preferred.
    • High School diploma
    • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position and correctly use assistive and safety equipment.
    • Hardworking, flexible and ability to work collaboratively with a team.
    • Maintain calm demeanor in handling occasional difficult situations. 
    • Previous experience is helpful, but we are willing to train the right person
    • Valid drivers license and compliance with Rule 11 and MVR background check required



    Wage: $12.75 per hour, no evenings or weekends


    Medical- 90% of employee coverage premium paid by Rise. Dental. 4% matched 401(k). Life Insurance. FSA. PTO starts at 16 days a year, plus 2 float and 8 paid holidays.


     *Hiring bonus is paid in three installments of $250 at one month, six months, and nine months after hire.


    An Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer



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