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Caregiver - Direct Care Staff (DCS)

Caregiver - Direct Care Staff (DCS)

Job ID 
2016-1061
Job Locations 
US-CA-Sylmar
Category 
Caregiver / Direct Support
Type 
Regular Full-Time
Shift 
Afternoon (PM)
Min 
USD $12.00/Hr.

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Overview

United Cerebral Palsy of Los Angeles, Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties (UCPLA) is a leading non-profit company in caring for individuals with developmental disabilities.

 

UCPLA is currently hiring Direct Care Staff (DCS) to assist developmentally disabled individuals with daily living needs in a group home residential setting. Under direct supervision of highly qualified professionals, DCS monitor and support our clients’ needs, both physically and emotionally. DCS have the unique opportunity to build a rewarding career in healthcare and develop caring relationships with our clients.

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, physical exam, drug screening, 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!

 

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

 

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.

 

 

Rate of Pay: $12.00 per hour