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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


Classroom Assistant CNA

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. Must have a current CNA license. This position is for a CNA ONLY!!!!

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Adult Secretary

This is a responsible position in which the individual must exhibit top level clerical skills, decision making skills, flexibility, and dependability. An employee in this class carries out secretarial assignments in a Developmental Center of the Ozarks facility.  General supervision is received from the Program Coordinator or other assigned management staff.  Assignments may be given either orally or in writing. Work should be completed with minimal supervision. Carries out receptionist duties, telephone, and visitor information.  This requires good telephone skills, a pleasant voice, and positive attitude.  This also requires positive interactions, courteous manner, and knowledge of agency personnel and services. Ability to exercise good judgment in day to day decisions. Willing to in the Program and with Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities.

Ability to change tasks with good flexibility.

Understanding and complying with issues of confidentiality.

Ability to organize work in an effective and efficient manner.

This is a full time position Monday - Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm

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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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Hailey Center Float

Full-time Classroom Float needed to serve Adults with disabilities. This is a semi-professional position assisting primary staff in 3 different programs. This employee will be cross trained in all 3 programs and know a wide variety of different jobs. This is a full time job of 40 hours a week. Jobs range from, Classroom Assistant, ADC Aide, Job Coach, Community Inclusion and instructor.

Benefits include: Vacation, Sick, Holiday, Health, and Dental.

 Interviews will be scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays

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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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Therapy


Occupational Therapist- PRN

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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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


Classroom Assistant Child Care

Full-time Classroom 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.

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Classroom Float - Full Time

Full-time Classroom Float needed to serve children with and 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 but some experience is required.

Benefits include: Vacation, Sick, Holiday, Health, and Dental.

 

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Administration


Janitor

This position works 30 hours a week. Basic janitorial duties are required. Must be able to work independently. Basic janitorial duties of emptying trash, vacuuming, sweep, mop, clean windows, wipe down bathroom partitions/walls with disinfectant, and dust vents, this is not the full list just a general. Ability to lift, bend, twist, stretch and reach with sufficient strength to perform a variety of routine tasks in the care cleaning and general sanitation of the building. Understand oral and written instructions and DCO Policies and Procedures. Hours are Monday-Friday 5:00pm-11:00pm.

Previous janitorial experience is required. Benefits are included. This is a full time position.

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 All DCO positions offer:

PAID TRAINING, DRUG FREE AND NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT
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