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Caregiver - Direct Care Staff (DCS)

Caregiver - Direct Care Staff (DCS)

Job ID 
2016-1056
Job Locations 
US-CA-Chatsworth
Category 
Caregiver / Direct Support
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Shift 
Morning (AM)
Min 
USD $12.00/Hr.

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Overview

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) is one of the leading non-profit companies in caring for individuals with developmental disabilities. Founded in 1945, UCPLA has been providing services, programs, resources, and support groups for individuals and their families with special needs including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down syndrome, and general developmental delays. At UCPLA, we believe that each client is special and unique in their own way and they all deserve quality service and care.

 

With over 70 years of experience, UCPLA is ready to help you build a rewarding career in a large non-profit direct care provider of services in Southern California. Consider joining our team to help our clients choose and participate in lifestyles that enable them to live in and contribute to their own communities. Help us make a difference. We have a supportive staff ready to help you to learn your new position. We encourage you to apply. Opportunities for growth available.  

 

We offer competitive starting salaries and benefits to full-time staff: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Life Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Holiday Benefits, Vacation Benefits, Paid Sick Leave Benefits, Referral Bonus Plan, and Retirement Plan.

 

Contact our Human Resources representative for more information.

 

UCPLA is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates. UCPLA also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in the City of L.A. pursuant to the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.

Responsibilities

  • Assists clients with moving in and out of beds, baths, wheelchairs, automobiles, and with eating, dressing, and grooming
  • Ensures clients are clean, dry, and all essential adaptive equipment is properly in place (such as arm splints, seat belts, and abdominal binders)
  • Follows the training program as outlined in the clients’ Individual Service Plan (ISP) 
  • Respects and promotes the individual rights of clients, including maintaining the dignity of each person during daily care procedures 
  • Provides direct client care and other related duties as assigned by supervisor(s) and/or nursing staff
  • Attends required in-service trainings

Qualifications

  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Sufficient reading, writing, comprehension, and communication skills in English to perform essential duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to communicate and work professionally and cooperatively with others
  • Ability to successfully pass all employee screening requirements, including criminal background check, drug screening, physical exam, and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States
  • Ability to run, push, pull, bend, squat, kneel, lift, and transfer clients (with assistance of others and mechanical lift)

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) are encouraged to apply!

 

Rate of Pay: $12.00 per hour