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If interested in employment opportunities with DCO please contact Stephanie Waldron at (417) 829-0894 or swaldron@DCOonline.com for information on current openings.

Adult Programs


Part Time LPN - Adults

This is a professional position, which is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and services provided to individuals with disabilities. An employee in this position completes staff scheduling, training, and supervision and assumes the responsibility of a specific program area/space and individuals. Basic nursing duties include routine physician ordered treatments, medication administration, positioning, range of motion and feeding. The Nurse will provide habilitative training for designated individuals based on specific needs & staffing ratios. Staff development/training activities include medical issues, nutrition, sanitation, and licensing regulations. Supervision will be provided by assigned Program Coordinator or Director of Programming. Possession of a current Missouri license to practice as a practical nurse, Missouri driver license, certification in HIV, CPR, and First Aid or ability to obtain these. Minimum of one year experience in the care of the elderly or individuals with DD. Requirement of nonsmoking (NO second hand smoke detectable) and other strong odors is critical to this position. Drug free environment. Benefits will be discussed during the interview.

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Community Inclusion Coach

Community Inclusion Coach:  A CI Coach carries out community inclusion activities in the local community with individuals who have developmental disabilities.  Coaches may have only 1 person or up to 4 individuals in a small group.  Community activities meet the needs, preferences, and goals of each individual designed to assist in developing greater independence and the development of self-direction, responsibility and associated work skills and behaviors.  Activities may include community awareness, use of public resources, recreational activities, community volunteer sites, educational activities and pre-vocational skills.  If hired, the employee is responsible for using their own vehicle, have or obtains a class E drivers license and current vehicle  insurance.  Paid training is provided.  Full time positions include benefits of vacation, sick time, paid holidays, health insurance, dental insurance, cell phone allowance, and access to iPad or computer.  DCO is a drug free, smoke free environment.  Non discrimination and all EOE guidelines apply.

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Job Coach

Job Coach needed to work with individuals who have developmental disabilities in an employment setting. Duties include learning a specific job, then teaching and coaching individuals in ensuring that they complete the tasks accurately and completely.  An employee in this position would provide role modeling, demonstration, and direct assistance as needed. This is a Full Time position that has benefits. This position requires use of a computer. Daily documentation MUST be completed within 24 hrs. Class E drivers license will be required within the first 30 days of employment.

Benefits include: Health, Dental, Sick, Vacation, Holidays, 2 Personal Days and a Birthday.

Interviews will be based on EXPERIENCE with DD.

Please provide your email address.

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Adult Instructor

The Instructor position provides instruction, support, guidance, and modeling for up to 6 adults with Developmental Disabilities.  The position also requires weekly lesson plans, daily documentation, and monthly summaries.  The individuals enrolled have a variety of challenges/diagnosis including retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, and various syndromes.  And range in need from very severe to very mild.  Some may require assistance with eating, toileting, behavior management, and general self help skills while others are very independent and just need guidance and modeling.

Requirements:  Obtaining Class E license within first 30 days, completion of CPR, First Aid, MANDT (crisis intervention/prevention) and Medication Certification as well as Program specific training. Degree in Human Services or similar field. Wage will be discussed during interview.

Benefits to all full time employees include: Health, Dental, Vacation, Sick, two personal days, birthday, and holidays. Will be effective after 60 day probation period is up.

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Adult Classroom Assistant

Class Assistant: position provides support, guidance, and modeling from 1 to 6 adults with Developmental Disabilities.  The individuals enrolled have a variety of challenges/diagnosis including retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, and various syndromes.  And range in need from very severe to very mild.  The class assistant provides assistance with eating, toileting, behavior management, and general self help skills as needed to insure the individuals are motivated and can participate in the program. 

There is a 60 day probationary period during which employees earn sick and vacation hours, but not eligible to take it until successful completion.  At that time the employee is also eligible for paid holidays and insurance.  This is a full time position, Monday - Friday no evenings or weekends depending on education and experience salary will be discussed during interview.

 

 Requirements:  A VALID DRIVER LICENSE & Obtaining a Class E license within first 30 days, completion of CPR, First Aid, MANDT (crisis intervention/prevention) and Medication Certification as well as Program specific training. All the training is done onsite at DCO.

 

Please include your email address.

Interviews are held on Mondays and Tuesdays. A staff will contact any applicant that is qualified for the job.

 

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Therapy


Occupational Therapist

An Occupational Therapist provides therapy services to young children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years, as well as their family/caregiver generally in the family home in the Springfield area.  The Therapist completes evaluations, designs occupational therapy services, and schedules and carries out therapy sessions. Individual activities are planned in coordination with the Individual Team for each referred child/family.

The Occupational Therapist has responsibility for designing specific methods/strategies used and provides training for the family/caregiver as well as offering suggestions to other Therapists (Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist, Special Instructor). Non-Smoking, drug free expectation.  Wages discussed if interview is offered.  Reliable transportation required. Supervision is received from the Director of Programming.

 

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Special Instructor - Therapy

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Physical Therapist

This is a PRN position

First Steps is an early intervention program for children between 6 weeks and 3 years of age.  Each child eligible for services has a Team including a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, and Special Instructor who see children in the natural environment, which is typically their home.  One of the most important aspects of the Therapy is to provide teaching/coaching strategies for the family/caregiver so they can incorporate therapy into their daily routines.   The child’s Physical Therapist has responsibility for evaluations/assessments, designing specific methods/strategies used during direct Therapy services, training for the family/caregiver and providing strategies/suggestions to other Therapists who would be seeing the child.

DCO is a Non-Smoking, drug free employer.  Wages discussed if interview is offered.  Reliable transportation required. Supervision is received from the Therapy Coordinator.  Experience with young children is preferred.  Graduation from an accredited program in physical therapy and registration as a Physical Therapist with the American Physical Therapy Association and Licensed by the State of Missouri is required.  Salary will be discussed during interview. 

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Occupational Therapist- Taney County

An Occupational Therapist provides therapy services to young children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years, as well as their family/caregiver generally in the family home in the Springfield area.  The Therapist completes evaluations, designs occupational therapy services, and schedules and carries out therapy sessions. Individual activities are planned in coordination with the Individual Team for each referred child/family.

The Occupational Therapist has responsibility for designing specific methods/strategies used and provides training for the family/caregiver as well as offering suggestions to other Therapists (Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist, Special Instructor). Non-Smoking, drug free expectation.  Wages discussed if interview is offered.  Reliable transportation required. Supervision is received from the Director of Programming.

This is a  part time position. Will be reimbursed for mileage.

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Speech Therapist, Part Time

In this position the Speech Therapist works with young children between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years, typically in the family home within Springfield area.  The Therapist completes evaluations, designs speech therapy, schedules and carries out therapy sessions. Therapy activities are planned in coordination with the Individual Team for each referred child. The speech therapist has responsibility for designing specific strategies used and providing the training for parents/caregivers as well as offering suggestions to other Therapists (Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Special Instructor) working with the child/family. Reliable transportation required. Non Smoking, drug free expectation.  Supervision is received from the Director of Programming. Supervision is expected to be minimal. On the job training offered. Wages discussed if interview is offered. Would consider a CFY applicant.

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Child Care


LPN- Child Care

LPN needed in Child Care Center to provide health care and support for children 6 weeks to 6 years old some of whom are developmentally disabled. An employee in this position performs nursing duties including first aid, suctioning, feeding tube, medication passing, positioning, range of motion, blood sugar levels & breathing treatments as well as classroom support as needed. This position will be responsible for keeping daily, weekly, and monthly reports as well as staff assistance/training activities to ensure adequate understanding of medical issues, quality assurance, and immunization programs as well as specific protocols relating to medical procedures or specialized care required by a child enrolled in the Early Child Care & Education Program. Supervision will be provided by the Program Coordinator. Full-time position with benefits. License required. Requirement of nonsmoking (NO second hand smoke detectable) and absence of other strong odors is critical to this position..

 

Full Time with Benefits. Must have an LPN license or RN License

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Part Time Teacher Assistant T-Th

Teacher Assistant is needed to serve infants, toddlers and children with and without disabilities. This is a semi-professional position assisting the teacher in a classroom setting. Employee's in this class are responsible for supervised sessions of instruction of children as well as assisting the teacher in teaching children. Daily hours for the part-time position is Tuesday & Thursday hours are 7:30am -5:30pm, 20 hours a week. Training is held on site, and one Saturday each quarter.

******* Please note that interviews are based on previous Child Care experience in a Day Care setting or Education.

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Teacher Assistant

Full-time Teacher Assistant needed to serve children with & without disabilities. This is a semi-professional position assisting a teacher/primary staff in a classroom setting. Employees in this position are responsible for supervised sessions of instruction of children as well as assisting the Primary Staff person in teaching children. Daily hours for the full-time 7:30am-5:30pm working four 10 hour days. Employer is willing to train. Someone with 1+ years of experience will be considered before non experience.

INTERVIEWS will be given to those with an educational background in child development and paid experience first. Interviews are held on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please provide your email address on the application as this will be the way of contact.

One Saturday a quarter is required for trianing.

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Administration


 

 All DCO positions offer:

PAID TRAINING, DRUG FREE AND NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT
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