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Vocational Direct Support Professional ***BETTER WAGE***

Developmental Disability Center of Nebraska Omaha, NE

Job Description

DDCN is looking for a nurturing, supporting and compassionate professionals to support the needs of individuals with Developmental Disabilities. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone. DDCN is a place of Equal Employment Opportunity with fair treatments of all staff without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, color, or physical disabilities. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Individuals' needs are met while preserving their dignity and personal choice.
  • Work in supporting, promoting and teaching Individuals to complete their daily living activities(including personal hygiene) and enhance skills.
  • Provide day-to-day care to Individuals residing in their own home.
  • Assist and guide Individuals in budgeting funds (this includes shopping or other activities involving money management).
  • Assist Individuals in participating and planning social and recreational activities.
  • Complete and maintain all documentation required on a web-based system that employee will be trained on.
  • Monitor program compliance and progress with the Individual Service Plan. 
  • Provide a safe living environment to meet the Individual needs. 
  • Effectively communicate with the Team. 
  • Establish and maintain professional and productive working relationships.
  • Regular and strong attendance. 
  • May attend Individual Service Planning meetings (ISP).
  • Administer medication as scheduled to Individuals and monitor health changes.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma required.
  • Medication aide certification required (Course can also be provided for certification).
  • Must be 19 years of age
  • Some college coursework in education, special education or psychology, may be desired.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with the developmentally disabled populations or have a human service field degree or specialized training. 
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record. Cannot have had license suspended in the last 5 years. Please indicate any other driving violations that may affect your application. 
  • Must maintain confidentiality and protect the Individual's right.
  • Current automobile insurance.
  • Ability to drive Individuals in your personal vehicle.
  • No record of abuse or neglect or police record of a felony.
  • Have proven skills in communication, spoken, written, and listening; observation; and problem-solving.
  • Knowledge of human growth and behavior, time management skills, and understanding of social systems.
  • Ability to handle a variety of situations and individuals behaviors. 
  • Must pass pre-employment physical and background check.
  • Full-time salary position with flexible scheduling and mileage reimbursement

Physical Prerequisites

  • Ability to travel both in and out of city limits
  • Lifting (under 25 lbs) and carrying equipment/material as required


Job Details

Date Posted August 23, 2019
Date Closes September 22, 2019
Address 1813 N 73RD ST
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $13.00 - $16.00, Based on Experience
Hours 35-40 hours per week
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 5
SOC Category 39-9099.00 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
Zipcode 68114
Name Judith Sedegnan
Address 1813 N 73RD Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68114
Phone 402-557-8583
FAX 402-991-5070

This job offers the following benefits

  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Free Parking
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Vacations
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  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
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