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Direct Support Professional

Blue Sky Support Services of Brainerd, MN is seeking an Direct Support Professional with creativity, compassion, and enthusiasm that can work full-time Mon-Friday, 8am-4pm, providing direct support services and/or job coaching to adults with disabilities. The primary purpose of the Direct Support Professional position is to ensure the safety and well-being of the individuals Blue Sky, Inc. provides services to, while implementing individual outcomes, documenting progress, and response to program services. Previous direct service care and/or job coaching experience preferred, and/or the ability to provide one-on-one care in a team-friendly setting. Fun and casual work environment. Competitive wage depending on experience. High school diploma/GED and background check required. For more information, contact the Blue Sky office for an application, or more information at (218)-844-7591 or email resume.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $12.00 to $12.50 /hour


Job Coach:

Blue Sky, Inc. Provides individualized training and follow-up support services, which enhances stability and job retention for our participants in employment situations. We presently are seeking a part-time Job Coach that can provide one-on-one job coaching with adults with disabilities in the Brainerd area. Up to 20-25+ hours/per week, with strong potential of full-time soon thereafter. Responsibilities to include:

  • Provides necessary job shadowing support (on site job training or coaching), to ease transition of worker into community business site.

  • Assists participant in transferring generalized learned skills to a new site making adjustments that are necessary.

  • Assists participant in meeting production demands of the employment position during their training-in period.

  • Provides an open channel of communication with the employer, families, other team members, and placement specialist in regard to progress and performance.

  • Adapts to a number of work site environments involving a variety of tasks, duties, employer/employee relationships, new production rates (of different jobs), operations and procedures, etc.

  • Assists the employer in modification/restructuring of jobs for workers with disabilities, when necessary.

  • Arranges scheduled follow-up visits to provide job stabilization support services for employer and worker, as appropriate.

  • Completes time studies on supported employees in the community to monitor and establish commensurate wage.

  • Coordinates all case management activity and record keeping required by Blue Sky Inc. and government agencies (i.e., case notifications, wage and hour reports, etc.).

  • Provides participant performance data to Direct Support Supervisor on a timely basis.

  • Consults with Direct Support Supervisor to assist in determination of case closure, staffings, continued or auxiliary services suggested.

  • Assists participant in developing transportation independence.

  • Assists job candidate in transition to community employment through developing social skills, personal awareness, and understanding of each individual abilities as well as limitations.

  • Provide assistance and coverage at Blue Sky Inc. work sites, when needed.

  • Conducts oneself as a positive role model for participants in terms of appearance, socialization, conversation and teamwork.

Casual work environments. Wage based on experience. Minimum qualifications: high school diploma/GED. Must be able to work occasional evening or weekends as needed. For more information, please contact the Blue Sky office for an application or for more information at (218)-844-7591 or upload resume below with application as well.

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