State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • 19-Sep-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • Nevada, MO, USA
  • Full Time

Southwest Community Services is an agency under the State of Missouri Department of Mental Health and is located in Nevada, Missouri. We are currently recruiting to fill several Developmental Assistant positions to work in Individualized Supported Living (ISL) homes located in Nevada, Missouri. This is entry level direct care work involving the care and treatment of adults with developmental disabilities. Shifts available are 1st shift (7:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.), 2nd shift (3:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.) and (11:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m.). The hourly pay is $11.48 with an additional 30 cents per hour for shifts that begin between 12:00 noon and 5:00 a.m. Overtime hours are available and/or required and meals are provided during the shift worked.

Minimum Qualifications: One or more years of work experience or self-employment; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency. Must also possess a valid driver's license.

Job Duties: Observes, reports, and assists in recording changes in the physical condition, behavioral response, and emotional status of clients; assists in providing basic health care for clients; checks vital signs, and applies simple dressings; maintains a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment for client care and treatment activities; administers medication after completing training that is provided by the agency; uses state vehicles to transport clients to appointments and activities; assists clients in participating in activities (fishing, shopping, going to the movies, out to eat etc.) with the clients; assists clients with meals, bathing, grooming etc. as needed.

Skills Needed: Ability to administer medications; maintain a safe, clean, and therapeutic environment for clients; understand and follow directions; accurately report and record observations; accept and adapt to changes in assignments, methods, and policies; establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, staff, supervisors, and the general public, exercise good judgment and discretion in the performance of job duties.

Excellent State of Missouri Benefit Package Including: Affordable Health, Vision and Dental Insurance; Paid Basic Life Insurance; Cafeteria Plan; Deferred Compensation; MOSERS Retirement; 12 paid holidays per year; 10 hours of annual leave accrued per month; 10 hours of sick leave accrued per month.


State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
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