Chariton Valley Association
  • Kirksville, MO, USA
  • 13.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

At Chariton Valley Association (CVA), we EMPOWER people with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence through high-quality, and diverse support services.

CVA is currently seeking part-time Direct Support Professional staff for nights or weekend shifts. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking field experience in health care, mental health human services, or the non-profit sector.

The Direct Support Professional (DSP):

  • Aids and assists with all self-help skills as deemed necessary, while striving to help the individual in developing progress towards specified goals.
  • Participates in any activities or programs to ensure enjoyable and constructive use of time.
  • Provides general nursing care for medication administration, hygiene tasks, and nutrition. (Dependent upon program)
  • Provides the necessary guidance to individuals as specified in their Individual Support Plan (ISP) to assist the individual in becoming more independent.
  • Assists individuals in maintaining a safe, clean and comfortable living environment by performing general housekeeping duties, which may include making beds, cooking meals, laundry, care of equipment, etc.
  • Develops and utilizes skills necessary to make pertinent behavioral observations.
  • Develops awareness of the individual's Individual Support Plan (ISP).
  • Observes, institutes, and records the individual's progress towards the annual Individual Support Plan (ISP) goals.
  • Participates in the development of the Individual Support Plan (ISP) for each individual.
  • Provides input to monthly staffing meetings.
  • Assists individuals in actively participating in their community including but not limited to shopping, paying bills, as well as recreational activities.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Driver's License, car insurance and dependable vehicle
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Physical ability to push, pull or lift 15 to 20 lbs. regularly
  • Caring, compassionate, with an interest in helping others succeed

Salary: $13.00 /per hour with raise at 6 months.

Job Type: Part-Time

Benefits include:

  • Company Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that include
    • Discount Center
    • Legal & Counseling services
    • Wellness Center
  • Supplemental insurance options from Aflac including:
    • Critical Care & Illness
    • Accident insurance
    • Short Term disability
    • Dental and Vision insurance options
    • Term Life insurance
  • ID/Legal Shield
    • Exclusive discount for Identity Theft and Legal services subscription.
  • PAID TRAINING may include, and not limited to:
    • DMH Level 1 Medication Administration certification
    • CPR and First Aid certification
    • Mandt certification
    • Abuse and Neglect training
    • Annual HIPAA, Confidentiality, and Universal Precautions and PPE trainings.

Schedule/Availability: Based on the needs of the program, including nights or weekends. Part-Time employees can work up to a maximum 29 hours a week.

Career Advancement:

Self-motivated individuals that wish to move forward on their career path will find many opportunities at Chariton Valley Association. From Direct Support to Supervisory and Management, this may be the lifelong career that could enrich your life and secure your future.

EEO Statement

Chariton Valley Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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