The Mentor Network

About The Mentor Network

The MENTOR Network is a national network of local providers offering quality, community-based services to children, adults, and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries, and to youth with emotional and behavioral challenges as well as their families. Serving 30,000 individuals in 36 states, we offer meaningful work, come join our team today!




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Lead Direct Support Professional

The Mentor Network - Shelby, Iowa

Posted: 09/11/2018

Lead Direct Support Professional
Primary Location: United States-IA-IAShelby
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)

REM Iowa

REM Iowa  is seeking Lead Direct Support Professionals to provide assistance to individuals with intellectual disabilities, brain injury and emotional, behavioral or medical complexities in a community-based setting. Take the next step in your career. Lead DSPs divide their time between providing direct care and office work. This position assists with daily oversight of individuals in services in a leadership role. Lead DSPs work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team to develop and implement individual Plan of Cares, Individual Program Plans, monthly financial reports and to complete other necessary paperwork according to agency and regulatory guidelines. Lead DSPs may assist with staff training and scheduling, participate in a professional on-call system and need to demonstrate a willingness to work a flexible schedule.

Main Responsibilities/Duties: 

This position provides services to people with a broad array of disabilities, whether that be behavioral, physical, or mental health through assistance with activities of daily living, such as:

  • Errands to shopping or activities
  • Transporting to medical appointments
  • Enjoying recreational outings together
  • meal preparation and planning
  • assisting with domestic tasks
  • Assisting with medication administration
  • Personal hygiene and grooming
  • Bathing and toileting
  • Teaching strategies to live as independently as possible
  •  implementing therapeutic and behavioral plans

Qualification Requirements:

• High school diploma or GED

• Must be 18 years of age

• Valid driver’s license in good standing

• Valid Car registration and vehicle insurance

• Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks

• At least 1 year of related work experience preferred

REM Iowa offers a comprehensive benefits package:

Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, 401k

In addition we offer non-traditional benefits:

· Flexible hours

· Advancement opportunities

· Variety of paid training opportunities

· Working for one of the largest Human Services providers in the nation


“Life to the fullest. Every Day.”



External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job functions either unaided or with assistance of a reasonable accommodations to be determined on a case by case basis.

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