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Northwest Missouri State University

Student Employment Program - Job Description

Job Title

Support Person


Community Service (Federal Work Study Position)- Association of Group Homes

Job Description

To provide individuals with disabilities supports in their own home and in the community.
Direct Supports (May apply to the individual being supported):

  1. Provide or assist with the preparation of meals and cleanliness of home.
  2. Administer or assist with the administration of prescribed medications.
  3. Assist each individual to portray the image they desire.
  4. Provide an environment safety and security at home and in the community.
  5. Assist with transportation.
  6. Personal Plans:
    • Know, respect, and support each person's plan.
    • Assist in all processes of personal plan development, including: implementation, teaching plans, collecting information, periodic reviews, and record keeping.
    • Teach skills outlined in individuals personal plans.


  1. Attempt a positive, appropriate relationship with families, general community, and fellow staff members.
  2. Cooperate with public relations efforts as requested.
  3. Attend workshops, seminars, etc., as requested.
  4. Have any changes in scheduling approved.
  5. Conduct and document fire and storm drills, as requested.
  6. Properly complete all required paperwork.
  7. Operate vehicles in safe manner, if applicable. (See Vehicle Guidelines.)
  8. Keep supervisors aware of relevant information.
  9. Be cognizant of the Certification Principles in all decision-making.
  10. Remain awake, whether working during the day or at night.

While this job description does list many of the duties and responsibilities of a support person, other duties may be assigned or delegated. All employees shall abide by the Agency manual as a condition of employment.


  • Utilize effective oral and written communications

Critical/Creative Thinking and Problem Solving:

  • Receive general instructions and complete projects independently

Self-Directed Learning:

  • Work unsupervised
  • Have ability to recognize, initiate, and complete various tasks

Personal/Social Development:

  • Exhibit professionalism and courtesy
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Exhibit positive customer relations skills

Team Work/Team Leading:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a team environment


  • Have ability to work positively with diverse populations


At least 18 years of age, high school graduate or GED; Valid Class E operator's license, CPR, First Aid, Abuse/Neglect, Positive Behavior Support, and medication training (if applicable).  You must have Federal Work Study to apply for this position.

Wage Rate


Hours Available

15-20 Hours; Multiple positions available

Start Date

September 3, 2013

Application Deadline

Until Filled; Please fill out the attached application.


Carrie Henggeler




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