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Direct Support Professional/ DSP/ In Home Residential

Nebraska Independent Living Center Omaha, NE

Job Description

Nebraska Independent Living Center (NILC) 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. NILC 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).


  • High school diploma required.
  • 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 February 18, 2019
Date Closes March 20, 2019
Address 6550 S 84th street, Suite #100
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Residential/ In Home support
Function Worked with Developmental Disabled Individuals
Job Type Part-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, $12.00 - $15.00, Based on Experience
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Shift Custom
Sun: 7:45 am to 9 pm
Hours 15-20 hours per week; hours can be picked up at different Location
Start Date Immediately
Positions Available 2
Desired Secondary Language Skill Spanish
SOC Category 21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants
Zipcode 68127
Address 6550 South 84th suite # 100
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68127

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