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Caregiver - Shared Direct Care Staff (SDCS)

Caregiver - Shared Direct Care Staff (SDCS)

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US-CA-Thousand Oaks
Caregiver / Direct Support
Regular Full-Time
Afternoon (PM)

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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 provides services, programs, resources, and support groups for individuals with special needs including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down syndrome, and other 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.


UCPLA is ready to help you build a rewarding career in a large non-profit direct care setting. Help us make a difference. Opportunities for growth available. We offer benefits to full-time staff.


UCPLA is currently hiring Shared Direct Care Staff (SDCS) to assist developmentally disabled individuals with daily living needs in a group home residential or Adult Day Program setting. A Shared Direct Care Staff must change and adapt seamlessly to the different paces and levels of intensity in the duties between the group day and residential programs. Under direct supervision of highly qualified professionals, SDCS monitor and support our clients’ needs, both physically and emotionally. SDCS have the unique opportunity to build a rewarding career in healthcare and develop caring relationships with our clients.


  • Provides direct assistance and care to clients with developmental disabilities
  • Completes recordkeeping and documentation for client plans and activities
  • Ensures general health and safety for clients, staff, and facility
  • Participates in program planning, implementation, and evaluations
  • Oversees daily maintenance and preparation of the facility
  • Assists with program supply-control
  • Attends required in-service trainings


  • 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.