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Lead Direct Support Professional 

Salary 18.50 per Hour  
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.

Lead Direct Support Professional

  • Have you developed strong people and communication skills in your work with people with disabilities?
  • Are you ready for a position that allows your teamwork and leadership skills to shine?
  • Would you get satisfaction from providing both direct support and managing paperwork, data collection, and participating in team meetings?

Join our amazing team at PAI! The people we support have a wide range of skills and interests. We are seeking applicants who are dedicated, caring and passionate about supporting people with disabilities.

  • Provide daily person-centered support/services, including direct care. May include individuals needing behavioral or emotional support, high medical needs and/or physical disabilities.
  • Manage assigned area and coach and mentor program staff. Collaborate on delivering training with Designated Coordinator (DC) and Training department, to create a highly engaged team that provides quality experiences for the program participants.
  • Ensure each individuals identified needs are supported. Design, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of person-centered outcomes.
  • Develop and support opportunities for community inclusion and relationship-building.
  • Maintain open and timely communication with support team members and attend meetings as requested.
  • Ensure a positive, clean, and safe environment.
  • Work in conjunction with the Program Supervisor and complete assigned case management duties, including reviewing outcomes and support documents, participating in team meetings, and writing annual and semi-annual reports.

Lead Staff Hours: Monday – Friday 7:15am-3:15pm, 40 hours a week, 80 hours in 2 weeks.

PAI Offers:

** Full-Time sign on bonus $2000.00 **

FFirst half to be paid out the pay period following 90 days and the remaining amount to be paid out in the pay period following 180 days of employment.

  • Full benefits: PTO, paid holidays, medical, dental, life insurance & more!
  • Birthday and anniversary time off
  • Casual dress (no uniforms), fun work atmosphere
  • Paid training
  • No on-call and no weekend or evenings shifts
  • Career advancement opportunities



Position Requirements


  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 21+ years of age, valid driver’s license, approved driving record and current vehicle insurance. Some positions require being at least 25 years of age, driving a leased vehicle and include a DOT physical and drug test
  • Pass a DHS background study and maintain approved status without continuous supervision
  • Experience supporting persons with intellectual disabilities
  • Experience working in a 245D licensed program
Preferred Requirements:  
Location Commerce  
Keywords: Human Services, 245D, DSP  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. 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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