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Personal Assistant (DSP) – Work That Works

Hills & Dales

1 Positions

ID: 36079

Posted On 07/28/2023

Job Overview

*These unique opportunities from local employers offer college students flexible, part-time jobs that are designed to work around class and exam schedules*

Position: Personal Assistant (DSP) - Part-time or Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – 21.00/hr

Shift Information: The hours can either be Flexible or a set scheduled anywhere between 30 – 130 hours per month and 156-160 minimum per month for full-time, shifts vary pending your availability to work around school schedule and activities.  Provide a monthly calendar.  Shift and Weekend Differentials apply.

Position Description: Personal Assistants (DSP) work directly with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, which may include physical disabilities with the aim of assisting them in a self-directed life including activities of daily living when needed, and encouraging attitudes and behaviors which enhance community inclusion. Personal Assistant may provide supports to a person with a disability at home, work, school, church, and other community places. Personal Assistant also acts as an advocate for the individual, in communicating their needs, self-expression and goals.

Essential Duties:

  • Ensure the safety and health of the residents or clients.
  • Support residents or clients with activities of daily living which include personal & oral hygiene, bathing/showers, dressing, and other personal tasks.
  • Assist as needed with meals and meal preparation, this may include shopping with the individual(s) for groceries.
  • Assist residents or clients with housekeeping tasks as necessary, cleaning, dishes, vacuuming.
  • Help plan and assist residents or clients’ activities at home or out in the community.
  • Pending program assigned, may assist with the transportation of residents or clients to appointments or community activities, this would be dependent on a valid driver’s license, if driving was required.

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Carol Boge

HR Director, HR










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Health Care
Human and Social Services


Dubuque, IA



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Full and Part Time


$16.00 – 21.00/hour


Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

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Hills & Dales

About the Company

Hills & Dales, a not-for-profit human services organization provides services to children and young adults with severe and profound mental and physical disabilities. It has always been the primary focus to serve people with significant medical needs. Hills & Dales values a quality of life that enhances dignity, upholds rights and encourages choices by the individual.

"It is our work, guided by our mission of building meaningful lives to serve our stakeholders; including residents and clients, their families, employees and society at large. We strive to make a positive difference in the quality of life of each individual we support."

Jack Mescher, Chief Executive Officer