Make more than a living. Make a difference in people's lives.

Marcfirst is seeking motivated, caring, competent individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities.

Inspire children and adults with disabilities to live more independently through supervision of daily tasks, leisure activities, fun community outings and much more!

Direct Support Professional

$11/hour

Marcfirst is seeking qualified applicants who are passionate about serving their community and working with individuals with developmental disabilities

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are critical to the success of our Residential Program, as they provide a variety of services to adults with developmental disabilities. These supports are meant to increase independence and overall life fulfillment. As a DSP, you would be responsible for the following:

  • Building relationships and encouraging community participation
  • Personal care, such as bathing, changing, and toileting
  • Fostering skill-building and working towards residents’ individual goals
  • Other household tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, budgeting, and meal planning
  • Transporting residents to appointments, recreational events, and other outings

The following shift options are available to you:

  • Full-time - 2nd shift or overnight, 30-40 hours per week
  • Part-time - 1st and 2nd shift, 4-24 hours per week
  • Substitute - varies

What we require:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid IL Driver’s License, with driving record in good standing
  • Current automobile insurance
  • Ability to pass a state-required, 8th grade literacy test
  • General computer knowledge
  • A desire to make a real difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities

What we can offer you:

  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Supportive work environment with some flexible scheduling options
  • Vision discount through Bard Optical
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Additional benefits for full-time positions include health insurance, Flex Spending Account (FSA), dental insurance, and paid time off

Applicants can apply through any of these three options:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Download the PDF and send it in.
  3. Stop by the Marcfirst office and fill application out in person.
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Career Application for Marcfirst

Candidates interested in employment at Marcfirst can also apply by stopping by our offices located at 1606 Hunt Drive, Normal, IL and filling out an application, or by printing out and sending in the application (in PDF format) linked on this page. These forms serve as the application for all of our job openings.

Downloadable Documents

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Equal Opportunity Statement:

Marcfirst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, veteran, ancestry, age, religion, disability, citizenship status or any other group protected by the law.