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DSP, Level 2, advance your career, $700 Sign-on Bonus  

Salary $14.30 to $14.63 per hour. PTO and paid holidays add up to almost 25 days your first year!  
About the Organization Phoenix Alternatives, Inc. (PAI) has been a vital part of our community since 1990. We were founded as a 501(c)(3) to serve people with developmental disabilities, maximizing integration into the community while pursuing meaningful, person-centered activities. PAI is a day program offering an array of services and opportunities for adults who want to design a life they love. You will find a culture that's respectful, team-oriented, and focused on meeting the unique needs of the people we serve.

Our mission is to engage individuals in meaningful participation in and connection with the community.

This position includes direct support and completing case management assignments in conjunction with our Designated Coordinators.


  • Mon-Fri, no evenings or weekends
  • Health and dental insurance: very affordable, choose from three plans
  • Make a referral we hire for a $400 bonus
  • No uniforms, friendly workplace


  • Are you an experienced Direct Support Staff looking to advance your career?
  • Ready for more responsibility and opportunity to use your communication and organizational skills?
  • Would you like to work with individuals who are just getting out of school up to and including those who are thinking more about retirement activities?
  • Would you enjoy offering opportunities to individuals, onsite and in the community, to build employment skills, to enjoy recreational and leisure activities and to achieve personal goals through meaningful experiences and programs?

Job duties would include:

  • Accurately complete all assigned paperwork and data within the designated time frame.
  • Develop, follow and revise documents including assessments and Individual Abuse Assessment and Prevention Plans.
  • Maintain and assure service-related data are complete, accurate and in compliance with 245D and other regulatory standards.
  • Ensure accurate daily charting for assigned individuals.
  • Participate in team meetings

Provide direct care and support service delivery by:

  • Uphold all protection and service-related rights
  • Support and encourage the individual’s independent living skills, such as: maintaining their appearance, health care needs, age-appropriate social skills, etc.
  • Follow Funds Management and Safekeeping Policy when accessing monies or property.

Job Coaching

  • Ensure the use of the least restrictive interventions necessary to support achievement of outcomes and personal goals.
  • Engage with and encourage active participation in the community, as well as with chosen PAI activities.


Position Requirements
  • Pass DHS background study and maintain clearance to provide direct contact services without continuous supervision
  • High school degree or G.E.D
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word and ability to learn data entry program
  • Experience supporting persons with intellectual disabilities

Some positions require:

Reliable transportation for work driving purposes, valid driver’s license, approved driving record and proof of valid auto insurance

Preferred Requirements: • Day service program or residential experience with persons with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorders

• Familiarity with 245D licensing requirements  

Location White Bear Lake, MN  
Keywords: Direct Care, Direct Support Professional, Care Giver, Behavior Analyst, Case Management, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Lead staff, Coordinator, supported employment, DTH, job coach, OTA  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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