My Day Direct Support Professional (DSP) Float

Spencer, 920 S Grand, Spencer, Iowa, United States of America ● Spirit Lake, 1710 Gary Ave, Spirit Lake, Iowa, United States of America Req #622
Thursday, May 30, 2024

Hope Haven is an accredited resource for disability services and advocacy. We offer service programs and support to meet a broad range of needs for children, adults, and families – from physical, mental, and intellectual to residential, vocational, and spiritual.

Because of the growing needs of our organization, Hope Haven is looking for a full time Direct Support Professional (DSP) Float to serve several of our Hope Haven locations as needed. This person will schedule their own hours based upon the open shifts within their designated areas. These work shifts will include a minimum 40 hours per week which includes every other weekend.  This person will work Monday through Friday from 8:30a to 2:30p, rotating through all of the My Day sites in Sioux and Lyon counties.  Our “floating” DSPs provide support to our clients based on their individual goals, which always include making sure their physical, mental, emotional, and social needs are met. Whether this is your first job or a career change, you’ll find Hope Haven’s Direct Support Professional position is a great way for you to get started in the field of Human Services. You’ll start each day with the intention to make a profound and positive difference, and you’ll end each day doing exactly that.

Benefits: (contingent on hours scheduled and eligibility requirements)  
  • Health Insurance coverage by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Free $15,000 Term Life Insurance Policy
  • 403B Retirement Plan with 8% employer match after one year
  • Flex Spending – put aside pretax dollars used for medical & dependent care reimbursement.  
  • Supplemental Benefits:  Accident, Critical Illness, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Voluntary Life.  
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Temporary Medical Leave (TML)
  • Holidays based on status of employment
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act)
  • Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF Program)
  • BVU Partnership Educational Benefits
  • Pay on Demand with Dayforce Wallet

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  1. belief that individuals with a disability can fully participate in societal roles, alongside community members without disabilities. Maximizing opportunities for the development of individual relationships with community members.
  2. Provide support and training to individuals as identified in the service plan and assure individual’s physical and mental needs are being cared for, which may include hygiene, bathing/showering, toileting, escort, transition time, and mealtime assistance. 
  3. Teach self-control and self-management skills in accordance with departmental training. 
  4. Complete documentation requirements (client logs, charts) as determined by the Service Plan and regulations at the end of the shift or within 24 hours with supervisor approval. 
  5. Support individuals in developing and carrying out a daily schedule of activities tailored to meet the needs of the person being supported.  
  6. Assist individuals in arranging necessary appointments and transportation as needed and assure the appropriate documentation has been completed   
  7. Promote personal safety and safety measures among team and clients being supported.  Follow all safety procedures. 
  8. Be a TEAM PLAYER by promoting positive communication and working relationships with all team members and the community. 


  1. High school graduate or ability to obtain GED/HSED (High School Equivalency Diploma) preferred, however required for RBSCL, HBH, & My Day HAB services, BA degree in Human Services field preferred. 
  2. Good written and verbal communication skills and have basic computer skills. 
  3. Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions. 
  4. Ability to complete/pass required medication administration course.  
  5. Valid Class C driver’s license required, unless driving a vehicle with a capacity of 8 or more, then a Class “D” license will be required and be an insurable driver with our insurance company. 
  6. Must pass a health assessment at time of hire and ability to maintain up to date health assessment as requested per regulations. 
  7. Clearance from all applicable background checks as required by service standards.   
  8. Reliable transportation. 
  9. Provide proof of state minimum liability insurance coverage. 

Physical Requirements:

  1.  Physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs. 
  2. Physical mobility to walk, stoop, stand, sit, and climb steps. 
  3. Physical strength to assist individuals in transferring as per Hope Haven policy. 

If this all sounds like a good fit, you are here for a reason. Apply today. We offer competitive compensation, benefits, and scheduling. And you’ll be able to put your gifts to good use, which comes with its own amazing rewards.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $16.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $17.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Spencer, 920 S Grand, Spencer, Iowa, United States of America
  • Spirit Lake, 1710 Gary Ave, Spirit Lake, Iowa, United States of America