Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Explore a Career with the South Dakota State Government

Direct Support Professional Supervisor

Redfield, SD
Job ID: 16760

Agency: Department of Human Services, SD Developmental Center

Location: Redfield

Salary: $19.70 per hour

Pay Grade: GH

Closing Date: Open until filled

This is a Full-Time 40 Hours Weekly position with the Department of Human Services. For more information on the Department of Human Services, please visit http://dhs.sd.gov .

Selects, schedules, supervises, mentors, coaches, provides job related education and training, and evaluates Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) assigned to a specific module(s) to ensure treatment plans and appropriate services are provided to individuals with developmental disabilities to enhance their quality of life and community inclusion.

10:30p.m.-7a.m. shift. Evening and over night shifts receive a shift differential of $1.50 per hour.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

A BA/BS degree in human services or related field is preferred

Knowledge of:
  • basic health care;
  • the needs of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities;
  • policies and procedures in place at SDDC for individuals who are intellectually or developmentally disabled;
  • effective methods of supervision;
  • behavior management techniques, including measures for individual protection;
  • the methods and techniques used in the training of developmentally disabled population;
  • typical behavior at various levels of developmentally disabled individuals;
  • capabilities and limitations of each functioning level of the developmentally disabled;
  • techniques used in conducting training programs for developmentally disabled individuals;
  • physical and emotional needs of institutionalized individuals.
  • CPR and First Aid;
  • DSP scheduling process, including the scheduling software system;
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention techniques.

Ability to:
  • competently utilize the scheduling software system;
  • supervise and provide work direction to staff in carrying out unit activities with a person;
  • mentor, coach, and train new Direct Support Professionals (DSPs);
  • organize and meet timelines;
  • exercise discretion and judgement and make sound decisions under pressure;
  • monitor, utilize and evaluate the provision of individualized support plans;
  • communicate sufficiently to explain individualized support plans to DSPs;
  • implement person centered practices;
  • recognize and properly react to atypical behavior;
  • help developmentally disabled individuals achieve self-help skills, behaviors, and manners commensurate with their capabilities to enhance their quality of life and prepare them for community transition;
  • follow established policies and procedures;
  • relate well to developmentally disabled individuals and serve as a role model in demonstrating appropriate behaviors;
  • follow instructions, keep records, and prepare narrative and numerical reports; including the ability to competently utilize/navigate each individual's electronic master record;
  • instruct staff in the theory, practices, and procedures of treatment of developmentally disabled individuals, and to orient new staff to the units;
  • establish and maintain good working relationships with staff.


Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

NCRC: If you possess a National Career Readiness Certificate, please submit the certificate with your application. For more information on how to acquire a National Career Readiness Certificate contact a South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation Job Service Office. A certificate is not necessary to be considered.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at https://bhr.sd.gov/job-seekers/work-for-state-government/ . This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online: https://sodakprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=EUF

Y ou must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted.

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources

Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email: careers@state.sd.us


" An Equal Opportunity Employer"

Direct Support Professional Supervisor