CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

At DSA, Inc. EVERYTHING COUNTS!  That includes employing individuals with a passion to care for others.  We are an equal opportunities employer.  Available positions may range from direct-service professionals, nurses, and holds a degree human services professionals.  If you are looking for a new career, click on the links below to view and download the most current positions available.

Do you want to work for a company that has not laid off in 25 years? Do you care about people and want a chance for advancement? Want to be paid for your performance? Want to earn up to $ 10.50 to $11.00 per hour?

Developmental Service Alternatives, Inc. is accepting applications for Direct Support Professionals to work with the intellectually disabled adults in their homes. Positions are available on second and third shift in the Anderson , Shelbyville, and Indianapolis areas . Applicants must possess a valid Indiana Driver’s License, must be 20 years of age, must be able to pass required background checks and a drug screen, and be available for weekend work. We have full time and part time positions as well.

Direct Support Professional

Join the Highest Paid Company supporting Direct Care Staff!! Enjoy a rewarding job and get paid for being you! Looking for 2nd & 3rd Shift in Indianapolis, Greenfield, Shelbyville, and Anderson areas.

*Perks* $200 MONTHLY BONUSES

Developmental Service Alternatives is a locally owned and operated company that has been around for 30 years. DSA is an agency committed to the mission of providing quality life experiences to individuals with intellectual and/or development disabilities.

We are currently seeking an entry level Direct Support Professional. This position reports directly to our Residential Director.

Other Qualifications: Upon offer, you must be able to successfully pass a criminal and/or drug screen.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates consumer in daily living activities on an assigned shift.
  • Provides direct support to and assists consumers in the following areas: training activities, mobility as needed, bedroom maintenance, housekeeping skills, social skills, dining skills, personal hygiene, and community access.
  • Administers medications and treatments according to company policy.
  • Attends and successfully completes in-service training sessions as scheduled.
  • Serves as a role model and mentor to fellow Direct Support Professionals.
  • Completes data collection, observation notes and daily reports as directed by agency policy and procedure.
  • Assists consumers in transportation as needed.
  • Responsible for transporting consumers in company van.
  • Participates as a member of the Individual Support Team giving input.Monitors consumers’ activities to ensure that safety and health care practices are observed.
  • Participates in and may be responsible for the daily operation of the home in one or more of the following areas: grocery shopping, overseeing consumers’ money, monitoring of the physical plant and van maintenance, or monitoring of the house medications.
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned to fulfill the agency philosophy and the goals and objectives of the program site.
  • Treats consumers with dignity and respect.
  • · Promotes independence, choice and empowerment of consumers.

*Benefits* Medical, Dental, and Vision, Paid Time Off, Flexibility, Paid Training

CPR certification

Qualifications

  • High school education or equivalent is preferred
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Prior experience in supporting/assisting those with disabilities is preferred
  • Possess a valid Indiana driver’s license and a good driving record
  • Ability to communicate effectively

RESIDENTIAL COORDINATOR

We are currently seeking a Residential Coordinator. This position reports directly to our Residential Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicates known staffing needs to Residential Director as well as any necessary changes to the Job List system.
  • Manages consumer personal accounts and allocated behavior money in a manner consistent with DSA, Inc. policies and procedures and maintains personal control of all unreleased and/or unreceipted consumer and behavior money funds; accepts full financial responsibility for consumer funds and behavior money within assigned program sites.
  • Works with the designated DSP to oversee systems for oversight and maintenance of program site physical plants and vehicles assigned to program sites to ensure applicable state and federal regulations are met. Submits work orders to Residential Director as needed for repairs.
  • Ensures the purchase of groceries and supplies, etc., coordinating with the Residential Director should additional staff support be required for any of these tasks.
  • Ensures adequate supplies and medications are available within program site.
  • Acts as lead in-home training mentor to new direct-care staff in all DSP responsibilities. Ensure that all training documentation of all provided training is completed and turned in to the Area Administrative Assistant.
  • Acts as an Agency training instructor for assigned classes.
  • Provides direct care support per the DSP job description and as authorized by management a minimum of 25 -30 hours per week as scheduled.
  • Supports direct care staff to ensure adherence to the site staffing schedule and agency policies and procedures. Ensures staff members vigorously promote the consumers’ health and safety and community integration.
  • Participates in the agency front-line on-call system per posted rotation system.
  • Documents and/or reports any observed operational and consumer related problems to the Residential Director as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred and a minimum of one year's experience in a direct-care capacity within developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to communicate effectively; orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates ability to perform mathematical calculations and to quickly and accurately perform basic financial and accounting skills such as balancing a checkbook and interpreting a bank statement.
  • Demonstrates above-average leadership and organizational skills.
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by federal and/or state laws and any other post-offer, pre-employment screenings as mandated by a governing agency or DSA, Inc..
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license, a good driving record and a current automobile liability insurance policy are required.

Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision, Paid Time Off, Flexibility, Paid Training

AREA ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

We are currently seeking a professional Area Administrative Assistant.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating and maintaining all administrative procedures in the area, as well as ensure the area office is maintained in an orderly and safe manner.
  • Ensure necessary equipment and supplies are available and in good working order.
  • Responsible for ensuring that program data books are current, organized and available to professional staff as required by agency policy.
  • Establish and maintain adequate and confidential filing systems.
  • Review staff documentation data for errors and completeness to include payroll documentation as well as consumer program documentation.
  • Review van logs to assure documentation is being completed and documented by area staff.
  • Develop and maintain rapport with employees, managers, and provide excellent customer service to all individuals interacting with the DSA Area office.
  • Coordinates the new hire process to include advertising, screening applicants, distributing new hire letters, obtaining criminal history checks and maintaining applicant database.
  • Ensure the office is clean and well maintained at all times.
  • Provide clerical support in a prompt, efficient, and courteous manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Perform other duties as required by the Area Director, Human Resource Generalists, or member of the Executive Council.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Proficient with Quick Books software program.
  • Previous experience in an administrative capacity strongly preferred.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical functions.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel).
  • Familiarity with office machines and equipment and ability to use a 10-key calculator.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
  • Criminal history must meet agency standards at time of hire and be maintained at this level throughout employment.
  • Must possess a valid Indiana driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate (read, write and understand) in English.

*Benefits* Medical, Dental, and Vision, Paid Time Off, Flexibility, Paid Training, No Weekends

LPN

Looking to join a great team of LPN's with a SMALL case load?

Developmental Service Alternatives is a locally owned and operated company that has been around for 30 years. DSA is an agency committed to the mission of providing quality life experiences to individuals with intellectual and/or development disabilities.

We are currently seeking a License Practical Nurse to cover a small case load . This position reports directly to our Area Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides direct and individualized nursing care to an assigned group of consumers.
  • Ensures that prescribed medications and treatments are available in the home for consumer.
  • Responsible for developing, documenting, implementing, and evaluating, for each consumer, heath care protocols and nursing care as required by the Individual Support Plan (ISP).
  • Attends consumer specialist appointments as directed by the Area Director and follows-up on the outcome of all completed consumer medical appointments.
  • Monitors vital signs, weight charts, immunization records and health status of consumers.
  • Minimally visits with each consumer on a quarterly basis to assess and evaluate his/her health care program and to review all medical and health related records.
  • Participates in team conferences as requested, sharing knowledge, information, and ideas among team members.
  • Works cooperatively with Residential Coordinators (RCs) and Residential Directors (RDs) to translate identified consumer medical needs into direct-care staffing training requirements.
  • Communicates at regular intervals, as specified by the ISP, with the consumer or appropriate person regarding the consumer's medical condition, risks of treatment, and consumer's right to refuse treatment.
  • Ensures a professional presence in each home under his/her management as directed by agency policy.
  • Serves as the primary contact when a consumer is hospitalized. Responsible for communicating information between the agency staff and hospital staff. Expected to have a presence at the hospital during consumer hospitalizations.
  • Administers and reads TB skin tests as necessary for consumers and staff.
  • Participates in drug regimen reviews with pharmacist and follows up on recommendation made by pharmacist as assigned.
  • Maintains consumer medical records in a manner consistent with HIPAA regulations, other federal and state regulations and applicable DSA, Inc. policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the nursing on-call schedule.
  • Attends and participates in nurse’s meetings as directed by the Area Director.
  • Completes quarterly chart audits.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Degree from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current state licensure as a licensed nurse.
  • One year of clinical practice preferred.
  • One year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or in a related field preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively; orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use common word-processing, spreadsheet and communications software programs within a Windows environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by federal and/or state laws and any other post-offer, pre-employment screenings as mandated by a governing agency or DSA, Inc.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license, a good driving record and a current automobile liability insurance policy are required.

Benefits : Medical, Dental, and Vision, Paid Time Off, Flexibility, Paid Training.

DSA “Everything Counts” – Equal Opportunity Employer

PART-TIME AGENCY RN

Want to be part of a great team of nurses? Looking for a Part Time RN to join our team, ONLY 8-10 hours/week.

We are currently seeking Part-time Registered Nurse (RN). This position reports directly to our Area Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides direct and individualized nursing care as assigned to a caseload of consumers to include consumers receiving Wellness Coordination Services.
  • Responsible for any Wellness Coordination Services on assigned caseload to include appropriate documentation and service provision as required by State regulations.
  • Ensures the prescribed medications and treatments are available in the home for each consumer.
  • Ensures the development, documenting, implementing, and evaluating, for each consumer, heath care protocols and nursing care as required by the Individual Support Plan (ISP).
  • Acts as a resource for agency Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) as assigned.
  • Ensures the monitoring of vital signs, weight charts, immunization records and health status of DSA consumers.
  • Routinely reviews the agency medication error report and makes recommendations to the Executive Council.
  • Responsible for managing the agency Psychotropic Medication Review Clinic as assigned.
  • Serves as the primary contact when a consumer is hospitalized.
  • Assists in development of staff training curriculum's, including training in Core A & B curriculum, CPR, and first-aid
  • Ensures nursing assessments are completed per agency policy.
  • Ensures consumer medical records are maintained in a manner consistent with HIPAA regulations, other Federal and State regulations and applicable DSA, Inc. policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Degree from an accredited school of nursing.
  • Current state licensure as a licensed nurse.
  • Five years of clinical practice preferred.
  • BSN preferred.
  • One year of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities or in a related field preferred.
  • Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by federal and/or state laws and any other post-offer pre-employment screenings as mandated by a governing agency or DSA, Inc.
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license, a good driving record and a current automobile liability insurance policy are required.

MANAGEMENT TRAINEE

Do you have your Bachelor’s Degree, leadership skills, and the desire to succeed? Developmental Service Alternatives (DSA) is looking for compassionate leaders to train for management positions. This position requires a commitment to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, team work, and willingness to be on – call. We believe in promoting from within and rewarding talent. If you have your degree, a passion for human services and are looking for an organization to grow with contact our HR rep with your resume. DSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications for this position:  Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, nursing or related human services area and/or minimum of one year of work experience in developmental disabilities.  Ability to communicate effectively; orally and in writing.  Must be twenty-one (21) years of age.  Ability to use common word-processing, spreadsheet and communications software programs within a Windows environment.  Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by federal and/or state laws and any other post-offer, pre-employment screenings as mandated by a governing agency or DSA, Inc.  Valid Indiana driver’s license, a good driving record and current automobile liability insurance are required.

RESIDENTIAL DIRECTOR

Under the general supervision of the Area Director, is responsible for administration of residential programs to ensure the provision of quality and appropriate services to the consumers who reside at those locations.  In all their endeavors, shall promote the agency mission statement to maximize the quality of life experiences for our consumers; inspire the confidence of the families of our consumers, provide growth opportunities and economic stability for all DSA staff and participate in shaping local, state and national policies affecting people with disabilities. Coordinates services to the consumers in a professional and efficient manner in accordance with company policies and procedures as well as applicable state and federal regulations. Provides direct supervision for Residential Coordinators (RCs) and Direct Support Professional (DSPs) within assigned program sites.  Operates program sites within budgetary limits set by the Program Services Director.  Works in conjunction with Area RCs and nurses to ensure that staff are appropriately trained to meet consumers’ needs.  Participates in an on-call system to ensure that program site and staffing needs can be promptly addressed as they arise.

Qualifications for this position:  Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, nursing or related human services area and/or minimum of one year of work experience in developmental disabilities.  Ability to communicate effectively; orally and in writing.  Must be twenty-one (21) years of age.  Ability to use common word-processing, spreadsheet and communications software programs within a Windows environment.  Satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by federal and/or state laws and any other post-offer, pre-employment screenings as mandated by a governing agency or DSA, Inc.  Valid Indiana driver’s license, a good driving record and current automobile liability insurance are required.  Must maintain a punctual and good attendance record.  Must possess or have the ability to acquire through staff training a good working knowledge of procedures pertaining to: consumer rights, abuse and neglect, and person centered services, including goals of integrating persons with disabilities into the community.  Participates in routine supervisory reviews with the Area Director and provides goals for homes under his/her management.  Ability to relate well with consumers, families, and other program staff.  Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.  Must be able to exercise good judgment and initiative in providing services to consumers.  Must be able to follow oral and written direction.

HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTOR

We are currently seeking a Health Services Director to oversee the health care of all consumers served by DSA, Inc.  DSA, Inc. provides residential services to 140 individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Hancock, Henry, Madison, Marion, and Shelby counties.  DSA, Inc. operates 16 group homes and 8 supported living homes.

Essential job duties include: supervision of agency nurses; ensuring program services meet the medical needs of consumers as well as state and federal regulations; overseeing all agency health care systems including medication administration, availability of appropriate allied service providers, and training programs for staffs; and participates as a member of DSA’s Executive Council to assist in providing overall direction to the agency.

Qualifications for this position: Degree from an accredited school of nursing, current state license as a licensed registered nurse, 5 years of clinical experience preferred, 1 year experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, and supervisory experience preferred.