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Nextstep For Life Inc.

Developmental Disabilities Support Services


NextStep for Life is a nonprofit that develops ability for people with disabilities by providing support that enables them to live a life of quality and dignity. Approximately 926 people are served through residential, employment, community and family supports. Community support services are provided on an individual and group basis to teach skills that allow people to be independent and contributing members of the local community. Through leisure services, participants experience growth on a mental, physical, and emotional level. They learn skills such as handling money, social etiquette, making proper choices, and much more. These skills help to develop their independence and self-confidence. Employment services assists adults in obtaining and maintaining meaningful employment including transition from school to work. With the help of family support services, family caregivers receive temporary relief of their caregiving duties. Residential services provide supports for people in caring, home-like environments such as assisted living apartments, group homes, or small homes or apartments in the community.


Vacation time; sick time; 11 paid holidays and anniversary day off; paid major medical insurance for full-time employees; paid vision and dental insurance; $25,000 term life insurance for full-time employees and also pays for long-term disability insurance that replaces two-thirds of each full-time employee's wages if they become disabled for over 90 days; retirement plan 401(k) contribution equal to 4 percent of each eligible employee's gross wage; tuition reimbursement assistance at 50 percent of cost; jury duty pay for eight hours of regular pay per day for up to five day, annual military leave with pay up to 15 working days (120 hours); retiree health benefits, bereavement leave of up to three days paid leave grant to an employee in the event of the death of an immediate family member.




Mapaville, Mo.





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