Boone County Family Resources Direct Support Specialist in Columbia, Missouri

Boone County Family Resources is looking for an experienced individual to fill the role of Direct Support Specialist in our residential program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our organization strongly believes that every individual deserves the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential. The right candidate will be passionate about helping the people we serve thrive in our community, connect with others, and achieve their personal goals.The Direct Support Specialist is responsible for: Developing a rapport with residents and cultivating a safe and supportive relationshipProviding supervision, training and guidance when neededDeveloping and implementing individual care plansAssisting with daily living activities, including preparing meals and assisting with personal hygieneCommunicating progressindividualsalsandrsquo; support teamQualifications and Skills Bachelorandrsquo;s degree required; a degree in a Human Services-related field a plusVdriversiverandrsquo;s licenseExcellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skillsCompassionate about the care and well-being of othersAbility to pass a background check and drug testVisit to apply, or submit a cover letter, resume and three work supervisor references to: HR Manager, 1209 E Walnut St, Columbia MO 65201. About Boone County Family ResourcesWe serve persons of all ages and income levels with a diagnosed developmental disability who reside in Boone County, Missouri.Boone County Family Resources was established by the passage of a special property tax levy in 1976. Since then, the agency has purchased and provided services for thousands of Boone County residents with developmental disabilities of all ages. Partnering as an Administrative Agent of the Missouri Department of Mental Health, services have greatly expanded since 1976. Today, services offered include Individualized Supported Living, Life and Work Connections vocational and practical living skills training, and Family and Community Living purchased supports and service coordination. Services directly provided by the agency have been nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 1985. Referrals come from a wide range of community organizations and individuals. Developmental Disability is defined in state statute and Federal Medicaid regulations. Eligibility is determined by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.