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

Adult Programs

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.

Apply Online for Adult Instructor


Child Care

Classroom Float- Part time 10am - 2pm

Part-time Classroom 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 Monday - Friday 10:00am-2:00pm that may lead up to full time. The hours cannot change. It is strictly 10:00am-2:00pm 

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


One Saturday a quarter is required for trianing.

Apply Online for Classroom Float- Part time 10am - 2pm



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