The Mission of Diversity Placement Services is to empower people with disabilities in finding and maintaining competitive employment in their community. 


Diversity Placement Services will work to enhance the lives of persons receiving
support services by assisting them in coordinating services and completing a functional employment assessment (Discovery and Exploration), job development, job coaching and follow along services.  We will strive for excellence through demonstration of ongoing quality improvement based on customer satisfaction and results achieved.


To facilitate career choice and provide support and training to each person to reach their desired level of independence, integration and inclusion.

To utilize education and training to promote positive attitudes in employees and in the community towards employing persons who have disabilities.

Maintain high quality standards of service delivery by meeting or exceeding accreditation standards.
Respecting the rights, choices and dignity of all people.

Through these actions we defend each person's right to be productive and contribute toward their own welfare and that of their community.


​​DPS is a Member and  Supports the following Organizations:


.Map - St. Joseph Office Location

Diversity Placement Services

2400 Frederick Ave, Suite 401

Saint Joseph, MO 64506

PH: 816-558-3709

​Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
​Closed:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday

(Extended hours of services are available as needed)


Linda Johnson
Employment Specialist
Phone: 816-558-3709

The St. Joseph Office provides services, but not limited to the following areas: St. Joseph, Maryville, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, and Worth Counties in Missouri.

* If you need assistance with housing, food, utilities, etc., "Click Here" for a list of resources in the area.*


  • Placement Rate: 85.4%
  • Average Wage: $11.50
  • Client Satisfaction: 85.9%

 Current Rates as of:  1/21/2021


  • Employment Services
  • Qualified Employees
  • Reduction of Turnover
  • Enhanced Work Performance
  • Tax Credits
  • Consultations



  • Competitive Employment
  • On-the-job Training
  • Problem Solving
  • Resume Preparation
  • Follow Along Services
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • Advocacy
  • Job Club
  • Microsoft Office Training