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Direct Support Professional

Due to rapid expansion in all of our clinics, we are offering up to a $4,000 sign on bonus. We are eager to be able to continue to serve clients in our service areas and need you to make this happen! *sign on bonus will be based upon the number of hours worked.

The Community Living Instructor SW assists the Wellness Team in the facilitation of activities and groups for residents of SWMPRC/Cedar Ridge/Gateway. This position is responsible for providing a variety of activity services to consumers to enhance rehabilitation in 5 program components: 1) Living Skills, 2) Self-Care Skills, 3) Social Skills, 4) Leisure Skills, 5) Work Skills. Services are consistent with Wellness Plan goals and community integration.


  • Will provide a safe and secure environment for therapeutic growth of clients through safety and oversight of program and facility grounds
  • Will use individual and group activities to help consumers develop behaviors and skills to allow them to return to and remain involved in activities appropriate to his/her age and based on their needs and abilities
  • Will use DMH approved curriculum focused on building skills and knowledge about the management of mental illness to help the consumer remain community living
  • Will use methods and techniques that improve an individual's desire or motivation to maximize independence
  • Uses a curriculum built around 5 core components 1) Living Skills, 2) Self-Care Skills, 3) Social Skills, 4) Leisure Skills, and 5) Work Skills utilizing training, coaching and supporting daily living skills, mood management, relationships and boundaries, medication education, symptom recognition and reduction, health and wellness, anger management, problem solving, goal setting, conflict resolution, and communication skills
  • Will provide consistent meaningful individual and group activity which is appropriate to the skill and cognitive level of functioning of the consumers and does so in a manner that is of interest of the consumer
  • Provide individual assistance to consumers in accessing needed mental health services including accompanying consumers to appointments to address medical or other health needs
  • Provide individuals assistance to consumers in accessing a variety of public services including financial and housing, including assistance on an emergency basis and directly helping to meet needs for food, shelter and clothing
  • Assist consumers to access and utilize a variety of community agencies and resources to provide ongoing social, educational, vocational and recreational supports and activities


    High School/GED required

  • At least two (2) years experience in a mental health related field preferred
  • A valid unrestricted driver's license at the time of hire with the ability to obtain and maintain a Class E MO driver's license by the end of the 60-day introductory period required

    Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.
Salary Range
$19,000.00 - 23,000.00
per Year
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Nevada, MO 64772, US