Direct Support Staff

Job Description


 Candeo is a non-profit organization located in Johnston, Iowa that supports individuals with disabilities within Polk County to live independently within the community. We are looking to fill the following direct support staff positions:


Supported Community Living Instructor:

Supported Community Living Instructors support people with intellectual disabilities live independently in the community by teaching independent living skills.


Instructor of Brain Injury Services:

Instructors of Brain Injury Services support people with brain injury disabilities live independently in the community by teaching independent living skills.


Community Living Instructors and Instructors of Brain Injury Services:

Provide direct instruction to CANDEO clients

Supports our clients to achieve their personal goals and will function independently assuring that clients receive the highest quality services possible.

Direction and guidance are available from the Service Coordinator as needed.

This is a GREAT job for students or people who need a second job. Shifts are typically afternoons, evenings and weekends, with a lot of flexibility depending on our client's needs. 

Requirements for Community Living and Instructors of Brain Injury Services:

This position requires a high school diploma or GED, and some experience with people with intellectual disabilities is preferred and some positions prefer experience with Brain Injury, but not required.We have part time, full time and overnight positions available but nights and weekends may be required. 

Job Requirements

Applicants must be able to pass background checks including criminal history, sex offernder, dependent adult and child abuse checks, and motor vehicle driving record. Applicants must have a vehicle and auto insurance.

Applicants must be able to attend five full days of training (Monday through Friday 8:30 - 4:30pm) in order to work at Candeo.

Candeo offers competitive pay for the industry and offers paid vacation for part-time employees. Enjoy a good work culture, flexible hours, and the feeling of making a difference in the lives of our clients.

Apply online at our website at

We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug and alcohol free workplace

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Job Type Entry Level, Nonprofit - Social Services, Health Care
Education High School
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services, Not for Profit - Charitable, Social Services
Required Travel Up to 25%
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Direct Support Staff

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