Founded in the early 1970’s, ADVANCE is a private non-profit organization that supports more than 115 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We also provide services to people who have conditions caused by accident, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or diseases such as muscular dystrophy.
ADVANCE supports people in self-direction through person-centered plans aimed at achieving the outcomes people want for their lives. In order to achieve those outcomes, ADVANCE provides a wide array of services at a variety of levels to support people at home, at work and within their community.
ADVANCE employs over 200 people working in a variety of areas all focused on fulfilling our mission and vision through person-centered services and supports. The support provided by Direct Support Professionals lays the foundation in making sure people are living the lives they want. Direct Support Professionals are essential to providing education, experience and exposure to the world around us, as well as advocating for the people they support.
ADVANCE supports, encourages, and actively seeks connections and personal relationships in our community, building the social capital that is so essential in providing the services we do. In addition to volunteering in the community in a variety of ways, we provide numerous educational experiences to students at SDSU, including internships. In all these things, we are working towards our mission to “offer opportunities for people to live their lives to the fullest”.
There are a wide variety of positions for interested applicants to choose from. Full-time staff are scheduled for 40 hours a week. There are opportunities for Day, Evening and Overnight shifts. Part-time staff are less than 40 hours a week but vary a lot by position. We have shifts that range from every third weekend to Monday-Friday. We do employ a lot of college students so we understand class schedules and offer as much flexibility as possible. Some students prefer to have a set schedule; with this option we would put a staff into a shift and not change it unless requested by the staff. Other students prefer to change their shift every week; with this option staff are required to meet a monthly requirement of 50 hours in a month and 3 weekend shifts within those 50 hours. Part time staff members mainly consist of Evenings, Weekends and Overnights.
301 Division Ave
Brookings, South Dakota 57006