First Resources

Direct Support Professional (Ottumwa)

Date Posted
April 3, 2020
Part Time
Salary Range
11 - 13

Job Details

Are you looking for a career where you can make a positive impact on the lives of others? Our team is growing and we are searching for dedicated and energetic Part-time Direct Support Professionals in  Ottumwa area.

First Resources Corp. is a private nonprofit organization with locations throughout southeast Iowa. We provide community based programs with integrity and respect that inspire hope and contribute to the well-being of the people we serve. The ideal candidate would be responsible for daily services for people with a mental health diagnose in 24- hour site homes in the Ottumwa area.


As a Direct Support Professional, you will work with an individual with an intellectual disability and/or chronic mental illness. The individuals we work with require 24-hour support, either in their home or out in their community. A DSP is there to provide support, assistance, and instruction in learning independent living skills like:

            - Money management

            - Socialization

            - Cooking

            - Personal hygiene 

  - Goal Setting and achieving

  - Communication and self-expression needs


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record and show proof of auto insurance.
  • Satisfactory results on background check pertaining to criminal and abuse registries including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, the Sex Offender registry, and the criminal history check
  • Experience is preferred, but not required. We provide the training and tools that you need to be successful at First Resources Crop.

Contact Information

Did you know we offer:

Paid training & a fun work environment

Pay at $10.50 - $12.50 / hour depending on education, experience, and placement

PTO accrual beginning day 1 (full-time employees)

403b 3% employer match (full-time employees)

Flexible scheduling for a better work-life balance

Part-time positions that can easily lead to full-time positions with GREAT benefits package including, but not limited to, health & dental insurance options, paid holidays, sick and vacation time, and retirement.



You can apply online or contact, Allison at or by phone at 641-224-2827

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