Career Opportunities

Current Openings

We are currently hiring for our Residential and Day Habilitation Programs.  We are also hiring Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Implementers with experience.

Do you want to make a difference in the life of someone with a developmental disability? Help someone learn to enjoy the activities that you already enjoy. Our individuals long to be an active member of their community.

We are seeking people to work in a supported environment in individuals’ homes and the community.

Job Duties for Residential and Day Habilitation Services

  • Help consumers manage money
  • Accurately document consumers’ daily activities
  • Maintain consumers’ confidentiality
  • Teach consumers independent living skills and perform simple housekeeping skills
  • Assist consumers with their activities of daily living, such as grooming and self care

Job Duties for ABA Implementers  

  • Conducting one-on-one therapy sessions with individuals with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.
  • Traveling to the homes and schools for these sessions.
  • Providing direct acedemic and/or social skills instruction with individuals in their natural environment (home or school setting).
  • Implementing a professionally developed behavior management/support plan.
  • Recording data throughout each session.
  • Assisting the individuals with daily living skills.         

Job Benefits

  • Flexible schedules, great for college students
  • Can be used as an internship and/or practicum
  • Fun working environment
  • Paid mileage
  • Paid training
  • Annual pay raises

Apply

Download fillable employment application (Microsoft Word). You may fill it out on your computer and email it or print it out and mail it. You may also bring it by our office between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday.

If you choose to email your application, you may leave the spaces for your signature blank.

»Email applications to: seagon@novacenteroftheozarks.org

»Mail applications to:
Nova Center of the Ozarks
524 South Union Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802

General Employment Information

Nova Center of the Ozarks was incorporated in June of 1990 as a non-profit organization. Our five bed group home was opened in June of 1992 and closed in March of 2002 in order to provide more personal one on one care. Nova has now grown to include 14 ISL (Individualized Supported Living) homes in Springfield. Nova provides day habilitation in the form of Community Integration and Home Skills Development. Nova also provides various other services including behavior intervention services; however, we primarily hire for Residential Program (ISLs), Community Integration and Home Skills Development Program, and ABA Implementers.

Residential Program Assistant

Residential Program Assistants are responsible for monitoring the health and well being of Nova clients. Specific duties include: preparing meals, general cleaning, laundry, giving medications, taking clients into the community, and assisting with doctor and/or therapy appointments. Most residential shifts are evenings, overnights and weekends. A typical evening shift would be from 3pm-11pm. Overnights are typically from 11pm-9am. Day shifts during the weekend are typically from 8am-3pm. However, the hours may be slightly different depending on which facility you are assigned. The above times listed can be used as a general guideline.

Community Integration Staff

Staff in this program directly accompany and support individuals on community outings or in their natural home. Shifts for this program are generally more flexible and are based on the individual’s as well as the family’s needs. Staff is responsible for following the client’s personal plan and working on personal outcomes to allow the individual to become more independent in their community.

Home Skills Development Staff

Home Skills Development staff work with individuals who reside in their natural home. Typically, staff assist individuals with their needs of daily living such as: personal hygiene, nutrition, and other physical needs. Usually individuals who receive this services are adults with physical needs, and is occasionally available to assist children with physical needs or challenging behaviors.

ABA Implementers

ABA Implementers work with individuals with various abilities.  Staff in this program need to be able to take direction from the consultant and implement changes effectively.  Staff need to be able to communicate effectively in both oral and written form and be able to work independently and be a self starter.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, social security card and/or birth certificate
  • Must have your own reliable transportation with proof of current car insurance and a good driving record
  • ABA Implementers must have experience