WACOSA, a non-profit organization in the St. Cloud area, dedicated to providing services to adults w/developmental disabilities, is seeking a FT Training Specialist (Direct Support Prof.) to join our (Waite Park) team. $11.08 per hour plus .60 shift differential for second shift.

Job Duties

  • Responsible to develop skills of adults w/disabilities so they may live & work in the community at their greatest potential
  • Supports Consumers’ behavior needs by assist. in development & follow-through of adaptive behavior programs, protocols, & de-escalation procedures; while adhering to WACOSA’s Guiding Principles
  • Carries-out respectful assist. w/personal care needs for Consumers; including bathroom support, meal-time assist., positioning, & administering medications & medical needs
  • Completes all Consumer programs & related data collection, maintain a computer proficiency of 30 wpm, accessing/creating/modifying data files, printing, & savings docs. & accessing Internet resources
  • Adheres to all WACOSA safety policies & procedure, acts as a role model for others, & holds self/ others accountable
  • Other duties as assigned
  • 2nd Shift; M – F; 1 – 8:30pm (schedule may vary upon business needs)


  • High School Diploma/GED required.
  • People skills, patience, organization, ability to convey information/ ideas so others can understand, & the ability to maintain confidentiality are a must
  • Knowledge of word processing, data entry, & accessing the Internet
  • Must be 20+ y/o, possess a valid MN Driver’s License & insurable driving record; driving is required
  • Must be willing to submit to a Health Card Physical (if applicable), Motor Vehicle Check, Criminal Background Check, & Drug Screen (post offer)
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. & assist w/adult lifts & transfers
  • Exp. working w/disabled or special needs groups preferred

How to Apply
Position is FT with Holiday and PTO & includes competitive benefits pkg. Send a completed appl. (avail. at www.WACOSA.org under ‘Contact Us’) -OR- complete in-person at:

320 Sundial Dr., ( Door 3)
P.O. Box 757
Waite Park, MN 56387

**NO phone calls**
WACOSA is an EOE/M/W/Vet/Disability/AA Employer
All candidates are considered w/o regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, or marital status, sexual orientation or preference, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or membership on a local rights commission