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Vodec - West Des Moines, IA

Full-time$12 an hour

Join Our Team!Do you want to make a difference in someone’s life? Do you want to take an active role in helping others? Are you looking for a career change? VODEC offers a wide selection of rewarding career opportunities for people who have a desire to help others and assist them to reach their full potential.

Direct Support Professionals help persons with disabilities live independently, in a home-based setting, and assist with daily living skills such as social skills, community outings, cooking, cleaning, hygiene, personal care, and budgeting. Other duties of these positions include taking clients to doctor’s appointments, shopping and community activities.

About Vodec

Vodec provides social services to persons with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities in order that they may live, work and participate in the community in the least restrictive environment to achieve their full potential. We believe that our approach to service and our commitment to dignity, care, professionalism and success allow us to reveal ability and open doors to whole lives for a segment of our society that has been historically mistreated and isolated.

Locations in: Urbandale, Adel, Waukee, Des Moines, Johnston, Ames, Marshalltown, Grimes Iowa

Shift/Schedule: Full Time & Part Time Positions-Shifts include mornings, days, evenings, weekends, and overnights.

Hours: Ranging from 20-40 hours per week

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assisting with daily living skills and social skills
  • Assisting with independent skills
  • Assisting with transportation needs
  • Enjoying community outings together
  • Preparing and serving meals
  • Administering medications
  • Hygiene and grooming (As Needed)
  • Bathing and toileting (As Needed)
  • Maintaining complete and accurate documentation
  • Provide general supervision and guidance to consumers
  • Allow our clients the ability to succeed in their life goals.
  • Offer our clients the ability to function as an independent adult in their home setting, work setting, and community settings.
  • Offer safety, security, respect, independence, and autonomy to our adult clients with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities

Paid training will be provided, no experience necessary.

Qualifications and Skill

  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass state and federal background checks
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Reliable transportation to transport clients to and from desired locations
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and must complete brief nurse physical
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record



Full time employee benefits include health, dental, vision; company paid and voluntary life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, and flexible spending account.

Full time and part time employee benefits include vacation, sick, holiday and bereavement leave as well as 403(b) retirement plan with immediate vesting. Vodec matches employee contributions up to 5% of wages earned each pay period.

Additional benefits include an employee assistance program, direct deposit, annual performance evaluation, and time and a half paid on holidays worked for hourly employees.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.56 /hour


  • dsp: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)