Moultrie County Beacon Inc

Providing day program, residential and home based support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities, community-based mental health services to individuals with mental illness and enrichment programs for preschool aged children.


Applications may be made at our
 Administrative Offices 
at 401 W. Water Street, Sullivan, Illinois
by clicking the button below

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Immediate Openings

Full-Time and Part-Time 
CNA's and DSP's
through the Moultrie County Beacon!

Starting Wages Have Increased!  
$9.75 hr. (entry level)
$10 hr (CNA and trained DSP's)

Need 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts 
and/or 6 am - 9 am 
working in a home or classroom setting with individuals with developmental disabilities

Duties include personal care, outings, assisting with goals, assisting in day training, etc.

Paid training program!  Benefit package for full-time!

Must have a High School Diploma 
or equivalency,and 
 pass criminal background check 
and drug test.

This is the beginning of an exciting profession, making a huge impact in the lives of our most
vulnerable citizens!


NOW Hiring
Direct Support Professional in the
Workshop Setting






Job Title:  Direct Service Professional

Department:     Developmental Training/Workshop

Supervised By: Dir. Of Workshop

Wage Type:      Hourly

Starting Wage:  Negotiable


Job Purpose:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Workshop, the Direct Service Professional (DSP) is responsible for the provision of therapeutic services designed to develop, maintain, and/or maximize an individual's independent functioning in self-care, physical and emotional growth, socialization, communication, education, and (pre) vocational skills.



  • High School diploma or Equivalent
  • Complete DHS Direct Support Provider Training Program
  • Must become First Aid and CPR certified.  
  • Must have a valid driver’s and proof of vehicle insurance.
  • Must have the ability to pass the TABE test.
  • Must successfully complete DHS Direct Support Provider training.
  • Must pass Drug Screening, CANTS Check and Criminal Background Check
  • The physical demands of this position require the following: the strength and mobility to respond to the physical needs of the people we serve; examples include kneeling, bending, lifting, pulling; and/or physically transferring consumers. 


 Relate effectively with disabled persons/ exhibit positive interactions with consumers.

 Interact with others in a respectful and professional manner.

 Work cooperatively with several individuals.

 Respect confidentiality.

 Manage work time effectively and efficiently; complete assignments on time.

 Represent the program/ agency in a positive, professional manner.

 Implement stimulating and functional programming for all individuals.

 Exhibit effective written and verbal communication.

 Possess the ability/skill to demonstrate/acquire a working knowledge of human development, development disabilities, mental illness, sign language, individual program development and community services.



  • Ability to drive multiple vehicles; pickup truck with attached trailer, buses (non-CDL) and cargo truck.
  • Ability to perform minor vehicle maintenance, possibly supervising and training consumers to assist in performing these tasks.
  • Operate wood cutting equipment in the construction of grade stakes.
  • Assist agency maintenance crews with the repair and maintenance of agency facilities and equipment.
  • Make parts delivery to area business and industry.
  • Be responsible for the collection of recyclable cardboard in Sullivan/Arthur area.
  • Directly supervise and coordinate the activities among workers in assembly and production.
  • Ensure that the Developmental Training Program/Workshop achieves optimal work/program efficiency consistent with the needs of consumers served. This may include, but is not limited to, layout of work samples, necessary modified equipment, scheduling, safe work practices, and quality control.
  • Provide for the safe transportation of consumers to and from daily programming, community outings, medical appointments, and Special Olympic events. This may include operating an Agency motor vehicle (no CDL required) or providing supervision as a bus aide.
  • Maintain a clean, safe and orderly work area.
  • Assist fellow DSPs with consumers as needed. Promote a supportive work environment by being responsive and supportive to all consumers, co-workers, and supervisors.
  • Promote a safe and therapeutic environment for all consumers.
  • Document in consumer’s record, as required. Record required data for daily production sheets, goals, intervention plans, u-notes and health related documentation.
  • Implement the person-centered program plan for each client. Participate as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing continuous, accurate and comprehensive documentation on program plan.
  • Provide instruction/supervision in identified activities of daily living. Assist consumers, as necessary, with toileting and any personal care needs. Assist with the development of healthy habits in personal care and cleanliness.
  • Monitor the safety of the participant throughout programming. This requires following personal protocols for safety, and seeing that any equipment utilized is kept in good operating condition.
  • Monitor and assist consumers on lunch duty and break duty according to given schedule. Follow any special feeding protocols, dietary guidelines and utilize adaptive equipment provided to aid in the safe ingestion of foods.
  • Apprise QIDP's of consumer concerns as-needed.
  • Ensures compliance with agency safety practices including evacuation and other designated emergency procedure drills.
  • Supervise consumers on special daytime activities and field trips.
  • Assist with and/or attend special events as necessary and/or assigned.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Developmental Training Team and/or the Executive Director.

Just graduated from high school and/or need a summer job?  
Retired and looking for something extra?
Need a new career?

Paid Training Program!
Benefit package for FULL TIME!

Get Directions To:
401 W. Water St.
Sullivan IL 61951